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Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of
by Paul Harris

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of
sympathy have been touched.
- Paul Harris

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Personality has power to uplift, power to depress,
power to curse, and power to bless.
- Paul Harris

There is nothing in the genius of America more precious
today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance
in its application to our own people.
- Paul Harris

Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.
- Paul Harris

 

Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history.
After the rise comes the fall.
- Paul Harris

In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization,
the dominating emotion of man was fear.
- Paul Harris

It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult
to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant
people than the first settlers on New England shores.
- Paul Harris

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Ignorance is a menace to peace.
- Paul Harris

The less one knows, the more he thinks he knows,
and the more willing he is to employ any and all measures
to enforce his views upon others.
- Paul Harris

The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been
pictured as a remarkable phenomenon.
In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate
mixing of volatile substances.
- Paul Harris

Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some
countries and all clubs are given full privilege to
do as they please about including it in their programs.
- Paul Harris

The nation that is supreme above all others during one age,
will be eclipsed by another in the next age.
- Paul Harris

Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble.
- Paul Harris

Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the
world to become informed.
- Paul Harris

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary,
who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers,
to charge them with prejudice.
- Paul Harris

One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
- Paul Harris

To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force,
is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
- Paul Harris

The very strength of a nation eventually proves to be its weakness.
- Paul Harris

It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon
matters in which members are in agreement,
rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.
- Paul Harris

One's nativity is not of his own choosing,
but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect;
and all nations have honorable place in the world's family.
- Paul Harris

Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader;
it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting.
- Paul Harris

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law
in one and only one of the human relationships,
and that is the most important of all,
that of nation to nation.
- Paul Harris

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.
- Paul Harris

In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence,
ignorance is generally the aggressor.
- Paul Harris

If there is anything worse than international warfare,
is civil warfare, and the United States was destined
to experience it in the extreme of bitterness.
- Paul Harris

If there ever was a militant religion,
it was that of early New England.
- Paul Harris

In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking
the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits,
and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears.
- Paul Harris

While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded
without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States,
the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.
- Paul Harris

When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates
and despises another individual,
sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know
the objects of their hatred.
Ignorance is at the bottom of it.
- Paul Harris

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their
ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far
as the United States are concerned,
New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
- Paul Harris

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
- Isadora Duncan

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
- Robert Browning

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
- Rebecca West

Motherhood is...
difficult and...
rewarding.
- Gloria Estefan

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

I value mothers and motherhood enormously.
For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction
I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
- William Trevor

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood,
few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
- Victoria Secunda

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage.
For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment;
it's better than motherhood.
- Victoria Billings

Motherhood change me because it is so fundamental what
you're doing for another person.
And you are able to do even though it takes a lot.
- Meg Ryan

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is:
mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
- Joan Blades

Motherhood in all its guises and permutations is more art than science.
- Melinda M. Marshall

The best thing that could happen to motherhood already has.
Fewer women are going into it.
- Victoria Billings

The only thing that seems eternal and natural in motherhood is ambivalence.
- Jane Lazarre

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

The most consistent gift and burden of motherhood is advice.
- Susan Chira

None of my own experiences ever finds its way into my work.
However, the stages of my life - motherhood,
middle age, etc.
- often influence my subject matter.
- Anne Tyler

I've always been so apathetic.
I figured, OK, maybe the world is going to fall down around me.
Now I want to make a better world...
that's motherhood.
- Cass Elliot

The question of peace, progress and prosperity,
it's a motherhood statement, all of us like it.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

There is no theoretical study of motherhood.
You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother,
but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother.
I was doing my mother.
- Joan Chen

I never knew motherhood could be so truly gratifying until I had Natasha.
- Natalie Wood

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close
to describing my emotions.
There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me,
particularly given my medical history.
- Anita Baker

First of all, returning from motherhood,
I was looking for something lighter,
and I wasn't as much attracted to Kate as I was to
the relationship between the two people.
- Tea Leoni

Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent
at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of.
It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin.
And really wonderful people.
- Laurel Clark

Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways.
You learn to deal with crisis.
I've become a juggler, I suppose.
It's all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage,
but sometimes I do.
- Jane Seymour

Passion has always been important to me.
That won't change.
What changes in a woman's perspective.
I mean, I have two kids now.
I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career.
That changes the equation.
- Jody Watley

I had a dozen years to act before starting a family
then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else.
Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals
to me for its redeeming social value.
- Sissy Spacek

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain


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