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I was a wonderful parent before I had children.
by Adele Faber

I was a wonderful parent before I had children.
I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs.
Then I had three of my own.
- Adele Faber

When we acknowledge a child's feelings,
we do him a great service.
We put him in touch with his inner reality.
And once he's clear about that reality,
he gathers the strength to begin to cope.
- Adele Faber

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

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I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

I awakened. is that not a wonderful statement?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Happy Birthday!
Today is YOUR day to Dance Lightly With Life.
Have a wonderful day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I say all that happens is wonderful.
- Anais Nin

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
- e. e. cummings

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

Sandwiches are wonderful.
You don't need a spoon or a plate!
- Paul Lynde

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

Science is a wonderful thing
if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
- Albert Einstein

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right.
He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors.
You don't need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.
- Omar Sharif

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful.
We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way.
- Al Jarreau

I have these wonderful homes, and no one to share them with.
- Danielle Steel

I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert
who was an angel and led the whole group over to my
side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them.
- Dian Fossey

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks,
a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Like all tools, modern technology has produced some
wonderful moments in music and also some horrors.
- Hugh Hopper

For those who are willing to make an effort,
great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

It's been wonderful for me, and I feel so privileged
to have fans that are that loyal.
- Jimmy Buffett

It's such a great feeling to make people laugh.
I know I've made people cry or want to slit their wrists,
but to make people laugh is a very intoxicating,
wonderful thing.
- Joan Allen

It's wonderful to travel with somebody that you love
and we never travel anywhere without one another.
- Roger Moore

And then it was working with Bob Hoskins,
who I had never worked with before -
except radio.
It was like being given a wonderful meal -
full of the things you love most.
- Judi Dench

There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with
somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster.
- Robert Culp

It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me...
that I have so many fans among young people,
who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration.
- Bettie Page

I think it's one of my favourite theatres ever,
so quirky and wonderful and steeped in history.
The space is wonderful and the acoustics are brilliant.
- Louise Jameson

I come from a great family.
I've seen family life and I know how wonderful,
how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.
- Sidney Poitier

My childhood wasn't full of wonderful culinary memories.
- Thomas Keller

My mother's wonderful.
To me she's perfection.
- Michael Jackson

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe

I never know where I am going, though.
That is part of what makes it so wonderful.
And after all, who does?
- Tanith Lee

Wonderful invention, the phonograph.
Keeps a man alive long after he's dead.
- P. J. Wolfson

It's a fantastic responsibility and a wonderful moment.
- Daniel Libeskind

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy,
we also celebrate a man of strong character,
deep conviction, unforgettable charm,
and wonderful wit.
- Jim Ramstad

Dream research is a wonderful field.
All you do is sleep for a living.
- Stephen LaBerge

I think Little League is wonderful.
It keeps the kids out of the house.
- Yogi Berra

The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for
those who don't understand it.
- George Santayana


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