Parents and Children…

Parents and Children…

Albert Einstein

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein


“Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.” ~P.J. O’Rourke


“For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others…  and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.”

― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


“From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.”

Sophie Tucker

“Children begin by loving their parents;
as they grow older they judge them;
sometimes they forgive them.”

Oscar Wilde

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”
Rodney Dangerfield

L.R. Knost

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages

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img_20110610_1510241Nurture nature?  

“What is the meaning of life?
That was all- a simple question;
one that tended to close in
on one with years,
the great revelation had never come.
The great revelation perhaps never did come.  Instead, there were little daily miracles,
illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Civilized nations have abandoned state murder.
Hopefully the United States will join them.

“Death Penalty” – The “legal” act of committing murder. 

The only “justified” killing is as a last resort in direct self-defense.

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