Thoughts of the Day

Sayings to make you smile, think and share with others!

— Old Chinese Proberb

— Old Chinese Proberb

Children are the trees of our future. If we cut them down too early, no one is going to provide us shade when we are old.

— From Dennis Fakes

— From Dennis Fakes

“Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he is really in trouble.”

— From Brian Tracy

— From Brian Tracy

“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or any task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent, and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.”

— From Ogden Nash

— From Ogden Nash

Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore. And that’s what parents were created for.

— From Robert Fulghum

— From Robert Fulghum

Don’t worry that children never listen to you – worry that they are always watching you.

— From Plato

— From Plato

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”

— From William A. Ward (part 3)

— From William A. Ward (part 3)

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their attitudes they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.

— From William A. Ward (part 2)

— From William A. Ward (part 2)

To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To believe is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

— From William A. Ward (part 1)

— From William A. Ward (part 1)

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

— From Marion Witte

— From Marion Witte

If you choose to live your life with integrity, then you will have both the privilege, and the responsibility, to interact with those other people who have made the same choice.

— Henry Ward Beecher

— Henry Ward Beecher

“There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings.”

— From Leo Buscaglia

— From Leo Buscaglia

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play – without seeing the vital connection between them.”

— From John Wilmot

— From John Wilmot

Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children.  Now I have six children, and no theories.

— From Elbert Hubbard

— From Elbert Hubbard

“Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.”

— From Thich Nhat Hanh

— From Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”

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