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Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice.
by Reinhold Niebuhr

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice.
It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

 

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete
sense in any immediate context of history;
therefore we must be saved by faith.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted;
and pure love without power is destroyed.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Democracies are indeed slow to make war,
but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally
slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable,
rather than a vindictive, peace.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment
of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate
substitute for self mastery.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but
to the collective behavior of humanity.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which
each feeds upon the other,
drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers
and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism
of the one matched with the cynicism of the other.
That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend
the inheritance of a civilization,
however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may
result in consequences even worse than war.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things which should be changed
and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

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

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


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