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Inspirational Quotations on Parenting
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Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold S. Hulbert


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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.
Hodding Carter
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Another life before us glows
Casts on all faithful souls its gleam
.
Louis Honoré Fréchette
trans20.gif (837 bytes) If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

But what parent can tell when some... fragmentary gift of knowledge or wisdom will enrich her children's lives? Or how a small seed of information passed from one generation to another may generate a new science, a new industry a seed which neither the giver nor the receiver can truly evaluate at the time.
Helena Rubinstein
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown
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Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Plato
trans20.gif (837 bytes) If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Brian Tracy
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.
James Dobson
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Richard L. Evans
 

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Hosea Balou (1771-1852) was, the 11th child of Maturin
and Lydia Ballou. Hosea's mother died when he was only
2 years old. He became a Calvinistic Baptist like his father,
and began preaching in 1791. He also taught school to eke
out a living. In 1795 he married Ruth Washburn. The couple
had 13 children;9 of these children survived to infancy.
Among his children were two Universalist ministers, Hosea
Faxon Ballou and Massena Berthier Ballou. Another son grew
to become a noted author (Maturin Murray Ballou).

A portrait of Hosea Ballou

William Hodding Carter, II (1907-1996) spent his chilhood summer
days with his grandmother on the Mississippi River.  When eighteen,
he attended Bowdoin College and in 1931 married Betty Werlein. He
was fired from his job at Associated Press for insubordination. The
couple had the first of three sons in 1935 and together bought one
newspaper and merged it with another. The paper and its editor both
became increasingly successful. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial
Writing in 1946 and in August established a second paper wherein
drew attention by publishing an article dealing with the beating death
of a black boy by five white boys.
     Tragedy struck his family in 1964 when their third son, Thomas
Hennen Carter, shot himself while playing Russian Roulette. On the same
day, Hodding was hospitalized for separating his retina. He was at that
point temporarily blind. In 1966 when their son Hodding Carter III left
Harvard, the couple turned over the newpaper to him.

Hodding Carter's Portrait

Helena Rubenstein (1870-1965) was born in Poland
one of 8 daughters. She studied medicine briefly but
then opened a small shop cosmetic shop in Melbourne.
At first she imported creams and the like from Europe
but later began manufacturing herself. Next she studied
dermatology with several leading authorities and from
there built a chain of beauty salon's. Then she built a
wholesale manufacturing and enterprise for her cosmetic
products.  Her chemists and researchers developed many
new and improved beauty aids. In 1952 She established
the Helena Rubinstein Foundation which gave gifts to
to many institutions, particularly for needy women and
children.