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My family had liberal positions. ...
by Emma Bonino

My family had liberal positions.
- Emma Bonino

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason,
sometimes, also more fragile.
- Emma Bonino

I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect.
- Emma Bonino

 

I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that,
in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face,
came also all the rest.
- Emma Bonino

I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue.
- Emma Bonino

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

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Women movements would form among the factory workers,
a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models.
- Emma Bonino

I was thrown into the Parliament right away.
From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue,
later on with that of divorce.
- Emma Bonino

I met the Radicals and we liked each other reciprocally.
- Emma Bonino

I should have worried about taking responsibilities
for which I was not ready.
- Emma Bonino

I was on leave from local and regional politics,
as long as I was a Minister.
- Emma Bonino

The EU should have consolidated its different presences
and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
- Emma Bonino

The individual couldn't find any attention in Italy.
- Emma Bonino

I felt that what is personal is political.
- Emma Bonino

Men don't have as many difficulties and are more supported
to combine the different aspects of their life.
- Emma Bonino

Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point.
- Emma Bonino

My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school,
my father with the first.
They taught me a deep sense of duty.
But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
- Emma Bonino

The fact remains; chauvinism is prevailing.
- Emma Bonino

I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group.
The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians
to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
- Emma Bonino

I was very restless, but finally I found my way.
- Emma Bonino

I am now concerned with women's issues in a different way:
women from Afghanistan,
from Cambodia.
- Emma Bonino

My mother was a regular church-goer and was very tolerant.
- Emma Bonino

I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.
- Emma Bonino

Albania has to demonstrate that it is willing to be
a reliable partner in the international community.
- Emma Bonino

Macedonia's handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging.
- Emma Bonino

The speed of movement towards independence will depend
on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well.
We have not always seen that.
- Emma Bonino

The two great cultural and political currents of Italy
have always only been concerned with the masses.
- Emma Bonino

The knowledge of languages was very useful.
I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.
- Emma Bonino

We are aware of the strategic location of Kuwait,
besides the stable region.
- Emma Bonino

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

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

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

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac


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