QUOTES

A few of my favorites…

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

~Elizabeth Stone

 

It is one thing to be dedicated to the idea of parenthood and quite another to be dedicated to the practice of it.

~Unknown

 

Children should be seen, not hurt.

~a billboard in Georgia

 

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.

~Chinese proverb

 

The only place where you are irreplaceable is at home.

~a church marquee in Kentucky

 

Parents are pals nowadays because they don’t have the courage to be parents.

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

Everything you do is a self portrait.  Make excellence your autograph.

~my version of Jessica Guidobono

 

A child is the only known substance from which a responsible adult can be made.

~Unknown

 

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.

~George Santayana

 

We have not inherited the earth from our fathers.  We are borrowing it from our children.

~Native American proverb

 

And that is best of all, Ceddie – it is better than everything else, that the world should be a little better because a person has lived – even ever so little better, dearest.

~from “Little Lord Fauntleroy” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Mom and Dad are the names for God on the lips and in the hearts of children.

~William Makepeace Thackeray

 

So much of what we know of love we learn at home.

~Unknown

 

A few of my own…

The mission of a parent for life is to become unnecessary.  The challenge is to do so without becoming unwanted.

~Carolyn Waterbury-Tieman

 

You can only do what you know.  The more you know, the more you can do.

~Carolyn Waterbury-Tieman

 

What a difference three letters make…earth without ‘art’ is just ‘eh.’

~Carolyn Waterbury-Tieman

 

Art is at the heart of eARTh.

~Carolyn Waterbury-Tieman

 

It is not how many years you have lived, but how you have lived those years that matters.

~Carolyn Waterbury-Tieman

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