you would be unloved and forgotten, be reasonable. -- Eliot
Rosewater (Kurt Vonnegut Jr.)
Progress depends on the unreasonable man. -
George Bernard Shaw
with anybody crazier than yourself, and never live with anybody you can't
live without. - Grizzly Gibbs
No relationship is better than a bad relationship. - td
greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for
ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
The difference between love and lust is that in love you want
what is best for the other person. In lust, you just want the other person.
virtue is man's greatest invention.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to
justify her intuition.
- G.K. Chesterton
every successful man is a woman
who makes it absolutely necessary.
God, how we get our fingers in each other's clay. That's friendship,
each playing the potter to see what shapes we can make of each other. - Ray Bradbury
Friends are the family we get to choose for ourselves.
To limit oneself
is a kind of suicide.
To limit another is a kind of murder.
- Ayn Rand
Don't ask, “What's in it for me?”
Ask, “What's in it for us?”
- William Jefferson Clinton
Let us endeavor to
live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. - Mark Twain
Love is what you make it. - Harry Harpoon
You were born
together, and together you shall be forevermore.
shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
there be spaces in your togetherness,
the winds of the heavens dance between you.
another, but make not a bond of love:
rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
dance together and be joyous, but let each one you be alone,
the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver
with the same music.
your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can
contain your hearts.
stand together yet not too near together:
pillars of the temple stand apart,
oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow. - Kahlil
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from
you, And though they are with you yet they belong
not to you.
You may give them your love but not
your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not
their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of
tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but
seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with
You are the bows from which your
children as living arrows are sent forth.
The Archer sees the mark upon the path
of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift
Let your bending in the Archer's hand
be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that
flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. - Kahlil Gibran
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever
do well matters very much.
– Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
There are only two lasting
bequests we can hope to leave our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
- Hodding Carter
believe the children are our future.
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
- Linda Cress
What's done to children, they will do to
- Karl Menninger
best thing to spend on your children is your time. – Louise Hart
A child is not a vessel to be filled, rather a lamp to be lighted. - "The Talking Turtle," Nova
If it moves, children will chase it.
If it's bigger than they
are, they'll climb it.
And it they can put it in
their mouths, they will. - td
Thank God for kids. - Eddie
The Star Thrower
by Loren Eiseley
A young man
was picking up objects off the beach and tossing them out into the sea. A
second man approached him, and saw that the objects were starfish.
the world are you throwing starfish into the water?"
starfish are still on the beach when the tide goes out and the sun rises high in the sky, they will die," replied the
ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish.
You can't really believe that what you're doing could possibly make a difference!"
man picked up another starfish, paused thoughtfully, and remarked as he
tossed it out into the waves, "It makes a difference to this one."