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Daddy Quotes

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A father is someone that holds your hand at the fair makes sure you do what your mother says holds back your hair when you are sick brushes that hair when it is tangled because mother is too busy lets you eat ice cream for breakfast but only when mother is away he walks you down the aisle and tells you everything is gonna be Ok! ~ Anonymous

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, “Daddy, I need to ask you something,” he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan. ~ Garrison Keillor

It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father. ~ Jean de La Fontaine

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. ~ Marcelene Cox

Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee. ~ Margaret Courtney

All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye. ~ Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eyes

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a democrat. ~ Robert Frost

My son and daughter tell me where they are in very different ways. I know where my son is because I hear him. I know where my daughter is because she tells me. ~ Anonymous

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~ Enid Bagnold

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Quotes About Aunts

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Early last month, my sister gave birth to my wonderful nephew and I finally got to hold the little bundle of joy.  I thought I would post some quotes about why it’s awesome to be an aunt.

An aunt adds beauty, joy and love to life.

Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend.

An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart.

Aunt, you’re forever in my heart.

An aunt makes life a little sweeter.

An aunt is a joy to remember your whole life through.

A wonderful aunt, a special friend on this we both agree, so much a part of lovely times we keep in memory.

God couldn’t be everywhere so he created Aunts.

A garden of love grows in my aunt’s heart.

There are angels walking on this earth disguised as aunts.

An aunt grows more precious as time goes by.

Aunt, may your heart be filled wilth light and love, may your life be touched by beauty, and may your home be warm with happiness.

Everything is nicer when shared with an aunt.

An aunt grows more treasured as time goes by.

Quotes about Pregnancy

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A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.
– Mary Mason

All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside.
– Crescent Dragonwagon

Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart. – Mandy Harrison

Before you were conceived, I wanted you before you were born. I loved you before you were here an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love. – Maureen Hawkins

Feeling fat last nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever. – Nikki Dalton

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
– Lawrence Housman

Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain — your life will never be the same. – Catherine Jones

There’s a marketing scheme that tells you that pregnancy and child rearing will make you into a moron, that your kids are only happy when you’re buying them stuff. It’s hard being a parent, but I laugh a lot and smile a lot and really enjoy it. The ratio of laughter to sadness is higher. There’s part of me that wants to broadcast that. Parenting only affirmed what I already cared about, and that’s good.
– Dar Williams

Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.
– Carrie Fisher

Children’s Day

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Today is Children’s Day, a day to honour children globally.  So I have decided to post some of my favourite quotes about children.

 

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” – Anonymous

The Soul is healed by being with children.” – English Proverb

“An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with – for you are a caretaker in those moments of time.” – Doc Childre

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” – Emma Goldman

“Children are our most valueable resource.” – Herbert Hoover

“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.” – Mignon MacLaughlin

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – John W. Whitehead

Quotes About Thanksgiving

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men;
but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
~E.P. Powell

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Remember God’s bounty in the year.
String the pearls of His favor.  Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are
breaking out in light!  Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!
~Henry Ward Beecher

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute,
once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude
will allow.
~Edward Sandford Martin

Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labour when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful
strain.
~Alexander Pope

What we’re really talking about
is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one
diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
~Erma Bombeck, “No One Diets on Thanksgiving,” 26 November 1981

<!–, in Forever, Erma: America’s Best-Loved Writing from America’s Favorite Humorist, 1996; CTO–>

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
~W.J. Cameron

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;The full, the true
Thanksgiving comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a
single day.
~Robert Caspar Lintner

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They
are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.
~Erma Bombeck

Quotes About Teachers

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I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
~Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”

The dream begins with a
teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next
plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.”
~Dan Rather

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work.  It is
invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
~Jacques Barzun

Teaching creates all other professions.
~Author Unknown

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office
at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be
there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without
assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months,
then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.
~Donald D. Quinn

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to
whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to
those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
~John F. Kennedy

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
~Thomas Carruthers

Good teaching is one-fourth
preparation and three-fourths theater.
~Gail Godwin

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to
learn is hammering on cold iron.
~Horace Mann

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special
placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the
classroom.  To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police
work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people
at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.
~Tracy Kidder

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where
his influence stops.
~Henry Brooks Adams

A good teacher is like a
candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
~Margaret Fuller

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal
influence.  He inspires self-distrust.  He guides their eyes from himself to the
spirit that quickens him.  He will have no disciple.
~Amos Bronson Alcott

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of
simplism.  ~Louis A. Berman

Quotes about Sisters

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I am going to go visit my sister this weekend.  She is having a baby and we are going shopping for baby clothes.  As I am the more seasoned sister with a child already, I will be the dutiful sister and provide advice on buying clothes for a child you’ve never met.  Really, I think she just doesn’t want to shop alone, but I’ll take it.  I am the oldest and I have 2 younger sisters, one that is 24 and 1 that is 19.  We’ve yelled, we’ve cried, we’ve laughed and we’ve beat the crap out of each other.  We’re sisters and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of.  You know
whatever you do, they’ll still be there.  ~Amy Li

A sister  is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.  ~Marion C. Garretty

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the
arms of a sister.  ~Alice Walker

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.  ~Charles M. Schulz

If you don’t
understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her
neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.  ~Linda Sunshine

You can kid the world.  But not your sister.
~Charlotte Gray

I would like more sisters, that the taking
out of one, might not leave such stillness.  ~Emily
Dickinson

Help one another, is part of the religion of
sisterhood.  ~Louisa May Alcott

Sisters never quite forgive
each other for what happened when they were five.  ~Pam
Brown

In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the
friend.  ~Catherine Killigrew

A sister can
be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special
kind of double.  ~Toni Morrison

Children of the same
family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some
means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can
supply…  ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park,
1814

What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to
share it?  ~Jenny DeVries

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

Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart – oh tucked so close
there is no chance of escape – of your sister.  ~Katherine Mansfield

A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories – for she knows where the decoration has
been added.  ~Chris Montaigne

More than Santa Claus, your
sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.  ~Linda
Sunshine

If sisters were free to express how they really
feel, parents would hear this:  “Give me all the attention and all the toys and
send Rebecca to live with Grandma.”  ~Linda Sunshine

My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth
grade at the time.  ~Linda Sunshine

I, who have no sisters
or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to
be born to friends.  ~James Boswell

How do people make it
through life without a sister?  ~Sara Corpening

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing
your best sweater.  ~Pam Brown

Sisters are different
flowers from the same garden.  ~Author Unknown

There can be no
situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not
administer some comfort to me.  ~Mary Montagu

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out
and buy new ones.  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 4-year-old named
Lauren

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.
~Author Unknown