... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls.— Lev S. Vygotsky
Joyful Great Parenting quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.
Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Different men have different names, which they owe to their parents or to themselves, that is, to their own pursuits and achievements. But our great pursuit, the great name we wanted, was to be Christians, to be called Christians.
When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties.
They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment.
1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
There are certain things that we take for granted that simply would not have existed without the great migration. Motown, for example, would not have existed - it simply would not, because Berry Gordy, the founder of it, his parents had migrated from Georgia to Detroit where he founded Motown, and where did he get his talent?
Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.
Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
I think all kids think their parents are strict.
My parents aren't superstrict, but they seem to be stricter than most. But even though it's like, 'Oh, gosh, I've gotta be in at this time,' they know what they're doing. I have great parents.
I have a great husband, great parents and in-laws, and I have help with a nanny.
It's not easy, but there are others who do it every day and don't have a high-profile job as I do.
I have really great, great parents, and they were very supportive of me.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it's to raise kids who become great adults.
A man's worth is measured by how he parents his children.
What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.
Honestly, we'd probably be great parents.
But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby - awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
A good place to start is with the kids .
.. One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home.
Great teachers will never be able to make up for bad parents, nor should they be expected to.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
My parents are European immigrants. And I think as Europeans there are so many languages in close proximity that it's part of the culture to try to learn at least one other language. So my parents really encourage it in the house. Chinese would be really great to learn - like Mandarin or Cantonese. Portuguese would be incredible.
You know, who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behavior.
It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it's a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive.
I'm an only child, so we're very close. There's just the three of us. They're exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me.
Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. It is an added good fortune to have parents who take a personal part in the great movements of their time. I am glad and thankful that this was my case.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
My parents taught me that racial prejudice is a sin, one that robs the world of great minds and talents.
I already came upon the world as a extraordinary human being;
to my parents' great horror, I was equipped with a clubfoot which, however, did not hamper my rapid progress.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
The folly of men has enhanced the value of gold and silver because of their scarcity; whereas, on the contrary, it is their opinion that Nature, as an indulgent parent, has freely given us all the best things in great abundance, such as water and earth, but has laid up and hid from us the things that are vain and useless.
I do not know what we did in the preexistence to merit the wonderful blessings we enjoy. We have come to earth in this great season in the long history of mankind. It is a marvelous age, the best of all. As we reflect on the plodding course of mankind, from the time of our first parents, we cannot help feeling grateful.
Most elegantly finished in all parts, [the hummingbird] is a miniature work of our Great Parent, who seems to have formed it the smallest, and at the same time the most beautiful of the winged species.
The free expression of resentment against one's parents represents a great opportunity. It provides access to one's true self, reactivates numbed feelings, opens the way for mourning and - with luck - reconciliation.
The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.