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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Words to Inspire

"We shouldn't try to control our children, or even people in general, we should try to inspire them. In one sentence: our every aim to communicate should be for the purpose of one goal - to inspire ourselves and others. If we are an inspiration to our children, we will not need to control them. If we are an inspiration to others, we will not need to fear them. If we are an inspiration to ourselves, we will not need - full stop."
Ali Yildirim (read more quotes)

"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."
Kahlil Gibran, from "On Children"

"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."
Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
Plato

"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed."
English writer G.K. Chesterton

"And if there is a lesson ... it lies in ... the work [being] the most important thing, that all it takes is dedication [and] dreams. And pretty much everybody has those."
Maggie Shiels, "The garage where it all began", BBC News

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."
Helen Keller

"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live."
Robert F. Kennedy

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."
Anthony Brandt

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