Monthly Archives: July 2015

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, he learns to … Continue reading

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Looking Into The Eyes of a Child

Sometimes, looking deep into the eyes of a child, you are conscious of meeting a glance full of wisdom. The child has known nothing yet but love and beauty – all this piled-up world knowledge you have acquired is unguessed. … Continue reading

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Dirge Without Music

“I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind. Into the darkness they go, the wise and … Continue reading

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A Message From Children To Their Parents

Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I’m only testing you. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It lets me know where I stand. Don’t … Continue reading

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Waiting For The Children

Waiting for the children, the wind pushes empty swings in the spring rain. Anonymous, 1970’s

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Perhaps Love…

Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself Anonymous, 1970’s

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Thoughts by Leo Rosten

In some way, however small and secret, each of us is a little mad. Everyone is lonely at bottom and cries to be understood but we can never entirely understand someone else and each of us remains part stranger, even … Continue reading

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You Needed Me

I cried a tear, you wiped it dry. I was confused, you cleared my mind. I sold my soul, you bought it back for me, and held me up and gave me dignity. Somehow you needed me. You gave me … Continue reading

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Al-Anon Book Quotes (Mid-1970’s Edition)

Let not my stubborn self-will stand in the way of my achieving serenity. Before I can accomplish anything, I must accept my need for help. We may think we can change the things around us according to our desires, but … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken Quotes

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. … Continue reading

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