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Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

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Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson

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Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

We criticize mothers for closeness.
We criticize fathers for distance.
How many of us have expected less from our fathers
and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of
us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman

Mothers - especially single mothers -
are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children,
but men must also take responsibility for their children
and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
- Evan Bayh

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work -
but then when you're working,
you feel that you should be spending time with your
children and then when you're with your children,
you're thinking about working.
- Alice Hoffman

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do.
Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides

All men are born equally free.
- Salmon P. Chase

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Dreaming men are haunted men.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Great hopes make great men.
- Thomas Fuller

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All men of action are dreamers.
- James Huneker

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is always in season for old men to learn.
- Aeschylus

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation


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