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Orphan Quotes

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Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Inspirational Christian Religion

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

 

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

If I lose show business - I'll really be an orphan!
- Red Buttons

If you know anything about James Whitcomb Riley,
you know that Little Orphan Annie is one of the most
fantastic characters who ever lived in America before Charlie Chaplin.
- Marguerite Young

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You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh,
vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't...
you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son.
- Witold Gombrowicz

A woman always has her man, but the man unconsciously leans on his roots,
his heritage.
He feels like an orphan without his parents.
- Raj Kapoor

I feel akin to the Platypus.
An orphan in a family.
A swimmer, a recluse.
Part bird, part fish, part lizard.
- Trevor Dunn

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone.
It is an orphan form.
- John Berger

We call that person who has lost his father,
an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife.
But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend,
by what name do we call him? Here every language is
silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

Not everyone can be an orphan.
- Andre Gide

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

This country owes them all a debt of gratitude.
The down payment on that debt is making sure that we
live up to Lincoln's charge:
to care for him who shall have borne the battle,
and for his widow, and his orphan.
- Dave Obey

We did a show called The Orphan Train,
during the depression, when families didn't have enough
money to support their children,
they'd put them on the train and hope someone would
pick them up who had enough money to support their children.
- Robert Stack

I don't know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful
woman to go hold orphans for Angelina.
I mean how long is that going to last?
- Michael Douglas

I write sets of books, but I've also written a lot of orphans.
- Lynn Abbey

Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas,
morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays.
Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
- April Winchell

Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime.
Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell
for those who oppress widows.
- Imelda Marcos

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he
could do a great favor for widows and orphans,
could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.
- Islom Karimov

What difference does it make to the dead,
the orphans, and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the
aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that
provides secure retirement benefits for all,
especially those who are most at risk such as widows,
orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
- Chaka Fattah

Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures.
The daily media add to this by cutting off the past.
Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
- John Berger

The steel workers have now buried their dead,
while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children
become objects of public charity.
The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly
rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government.
- John L. Lewis

I go to Malawi twice a year.
It's where two of my children were adopted from,
and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check
up on and children who I look after.
It's sort of a commitment that I've made to this country
and the hundreds of thousands of children there who
have been orphaned by AIDS.
- Madonna Ciccone

Epidemics historically have tended to kill the very young and the very old,
but AIDS is different: Those ages 20 to 40 are most affected,
which means that so far over 12 million African children
have been orphaned because of AIDS.
- Marvin Olasky

My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the
United States from Ireland.
My father never knew his parents.
His mother died - we're not sure - either at or shortly after his birth,
and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.
- George J. Mitchell

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

When they asked Jack Benny to do something for the Actor's Orphanage -
he shot both his parents and moved in.
- Bob Hope

The earth is a great big orphanage for most animals.
- Eric Roberts

I'd like to open an animal orphanage in Kenya.
I do a lot of work for Born Free.
- Rachel Hunter

Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage.
- Ziggy Marley

My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village,
and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd
be out of the World War too.
But no way - they got him anyway.
He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
- Gregory Corso

Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind.
Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said,
'Would you take my son with you?' He knew,
in Ireland, that his son would live,
and that in Ethiopia,
his son would die.
- Bono

So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston.
He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine,
who gave him the name of Mitchell.
He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.
- George J. Mitchell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie


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