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Quote Left Being blunt with your feelings is very American. In this big country, I can be as brash as New York, as hedonistic as Los Angeles, as sensuous as San Francisco, as brainy as Boston, as proper as Philadelphia, as brawny as Chicago, as warm as Palm Springs, as friendly as my adopted home town of Dallas, Fort Worth, and as peaceful as the inland waterway that rubs up against my former home in Virginia Beach. Quote Right
Quote Left Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. Quote Right
Quote Left My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it. Quote Right
Quote Left The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land. Quote Right
Quote Left My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted. Quote Right
Quote Left Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. Quote Right
Quote Left When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one. Quote Right
Quote Left Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. Quote Right
Quote Left The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end. Quote Right
Quote Left Vices are character traits. Sins are specific acts of commission or omission. Once Judaism and Christianity adopted the concepts of vice and virtue from the Greek and Roman moralists, vices were often called sins and sins vices. The seven deadly Quote Right
Quote Left Pakistan has adopted cross-border terrorism as an instrument of state policy to further its hostility toward India, Quote Right
Quote Left The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without firs taking some form of positive action toward its attainment. Quote Right
Quote Left Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion. Quote Right
Quote Left Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency. Quote Right
Quote Left In past elections, the parties all adopted strong positions on the issue of peace. But this time, the voters aren't looking for peace - they're looking for quiet. Quote Right
Quote Left The perfect host requires the perfect parasite. Quote Right
Quote Left Ephesians 1:5: He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – (NIV)

For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]-- (AMP)

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (KJV)

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Quote Left How boring is life in the Antarctic? People in one group wintering at the South Pole in the 1960s watched the film 'Cat Ballou' 87 times. People in another, after tiring of the westerns, Disney features and pornographic films on hand, spliced the movies together into their own production and adopted a vocabulary based on their creation that was so strange that relief crews arriving in the spring could barely understand them. Quote Right
Quote Left Adopted kids are such a pain - you have to teach them how to look like you. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Adopted

Quote Left Time takes to the act of adoption, same as the adopted react to time... One can mold a child's future, but if tried is to mold a child's past would be an act against nature! Quote Right
Quote Left Time is to the face of Wrongful Adoption same as the wrongfully adopted might face time... One can mold a child's future, but trying to mold their past becomes an act against nature... Quote Right