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My family background was deeply Christian. ...
by Abbe Pierre

My family background was deeply Christian.
- Abbe Pierre

Related topics: Family

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris,
I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor,
as canon law at that time still permitted.
- Abbe Pierre

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises,
wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset
by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
- Abbe Pierre

 

Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.
- Abbe Pierre

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me,
and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
- Abbe Pierre

I came from a wealthy family.
I made over my share of the estate to various charities.
- Abbe Pierre

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When they are assailed by despair, young people should
let universal concerns into their lives.
- Abbe Pierre

People are needed to take up the challenge,
strong people, who proclaim the truth,
throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.
- Abbe Pierre

Hope is not a matter of age.
- Abbe Pierre

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday;
you have to act.
- Abbe Pierre

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one -
You,
who thought you were superfluous, who thought there
was no place for you in society,
not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and
so those who were beggars become givers.
- Abbe Pierre

What I would say to the young men and women who are
beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should
go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty,
not like going to the zoo but to take action,
to open their hearts and their consciences.
- Abbe Pierre

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

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

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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