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Bill James Quotes and Sayings

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I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them.
Though even when I'm with my family,
my mind tends to drift toward baseball.
- Bill James

Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No,
probably not.
But we have them for a reason - because some people like them.
It's the same with baseball statistics.
- Bill James

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

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

 

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 are my Family
- Karen Drucker

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

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

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we 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

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

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

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

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

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

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- 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

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

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

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

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

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

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

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

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

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

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

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank


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