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Adolescents are not monsters.
by Virginia Satir

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

Related topics: Teen

We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
- Virginia Satir

We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.
- Virginia Satir

So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.
- Virginia Satir

 

What lingers from the parent's individual past,
unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her
or his irrational parenting.
- Virginia Satir

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.
- Virginia Satir

The recommended daily requirement for hugs is:
four per day for survival,
eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth.
- Virginia Satir

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We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
- Virginia Satir

Life is not what it's supposed to be.
It's what it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
- Virginia Satir

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere
where individual differences are appreciated,
mistakes are tolerated, communication is open,
and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that
is found in a nurturing family.
- Virginia Satir

Every word, facial expression, gesture,
or action on the part of a parent gives the child some
message about self-worth.
It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
- Virginia Satir

In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents
who are defined as overweight is more than double what
it was in the early 1970s.
- Lois Capps

With the monstrous weapons man already has,
humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world
by its moral adolescents.
- Omar N. Bradley

I have a homosexual crush on most adolescents.
- Tre Cool

Today's population of adolescents and young adults
is the largest in our nation's history.
- Ruben Hinojosa

While approximately one in every 400 children and adolescents have Type I diabetes;
recent Government reports indicate that one in every
three children born in 2000 will suffer from obesity,
which as noted is a predominant Type II precursor.
- Tim Holden

It is clear from all these data that the interests
of teenagers are not focused around studies,
and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor
importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent
in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman

The political lesson of Watergate is this:
Never again must America allow an arrogant,
elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the
regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
- Gerald R. Ford

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu


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