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Quote Left Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light, The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all night. Come, let us gather our nets from the shore and set our catamarans free, To capture the leaping wealth of the tide, for we are the kings of the sea! No longer delay, let us hasten away in the track of the sea gull's call, The sea is our mother, the cloud is our brother, the waves are our comrades all. What though we toss at the fall of the sun where the hand of the sea-god drives? He who holds the storm by the hair, will hide in his breast our lives. Sweet is the shade of the cocoanut glade, and the scent of the mango grove, And sweet are the sands at the full o' the moon with the sound of the voices we love; But sweeter, O brothers, the kiss of the spray and the dance of the wild foam's glee; Row, brothers, row to the edge of the verge, where the low sky mates with the sea. Quote Right
Quote Left I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. Quote Right
Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
Quote Left My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. Quote Right
Quote Left Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men. Quote Right
Quote Left As each Sister is to become a Co-Worker of Christ in the slums, each ought to understand what God and the Missionaries of Charity expect from her. Let Christ radiate and live his life in her and through her in the slums. Let the poor, seeing her, be drawn to Christ and invite him to enter their homes and their lives. Let the sick and suffering find in her a real angel of comfort and consolation. Let the little ones of the streets cling to her because she reminds them of him, the friend of the little ones. Quote Right
Quote Left Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Quote Right
Quote Left Morning Is Yellow Like A Desk Is Square He always wanted to explain things. But no one cared. So he drew. Sometimes he would draw and it wasn't anything. He wanted to carve it in stone or write it in the sky. He would lie out on the grass and look up in the sky. And it would be only him and the sky and the things inside him that needed saying. And it was after that he drew the picture. It was a beautiful picture. He kept it under his pillow and would let no one see it. And he would look at it every night and think about it. And when it was dark, and his eyes were closed, he could still see it. And it was all of him. And he loved it. When he started school he brought it with him. Not to show anyone, but just to have with him like a friend. It was funny about school. He sat in a square brown desk Like all the other square brown desks And he thought it should be red And his room was a square brown room. Like all the other rooms. And it was tight and close. And stiff. He hated to hold the pencil and chalk, With his arm stiff and his feet flat on the floor. Stiff. With the teacher watching and watching. The teacher came and spoke to him. She told him to wear a tie like all the other boys. He said he didn't like them. And she said it didn't matter. After that they drew. And he drew all yellow and it was the way he felt about morning. And it was beautiful. The teacher came and smiled at him. 'What's this?' she said. 'Why don't you draw something like Ken's drawing? Isn't it beatiful?' After that his mother bought him a tie. And he always drew airplanes and rocket ships like everyone else. And he threw the old picture away. And when he lay alone looking at the sky, It was big and blue and all of everything, But he wasn't anymore. He was square inside. And brown. And his hands were stiff. And he was like everyone else. And the things inside him that needed saying didn't need it anymore. It had stopped pushing. It was crushed. Stiff. Like everything else. Quote Right
Quote Left And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Quote Right
Quote Left Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past! Quote Right
Quote Left Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,) Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,... Quote Right
Quote Left A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother why the bride changed her mind. What do you mean? responded her mother. Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another. Quote Right
Quote Left A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother. Quote Right
Quote Left My mother, who hates thunderstorms, Holds up each summer day and shakes It out suspiciously, lest swarms Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there.... Quote Right
Quote Left It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. Quote Right
Quote Left The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. Quote Right
Quote Left Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. 'Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!' cries she With silent lips. 'Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!' Quote Right
Quote Left 'Against his better judgment, the big game hunter is talked into taking both his wife AND her mother along on one of his expeditions. It does not go well. The mother-in-law is, if anything, harder to get along with in the wilds than she was in the city. And to make matters worse, she won't even abide by the simple camp rules designed to keep the safari safe. One night after dinner, the hunter's wife realizes her mother is missing. Panicked, she rushes to her husband and begs him to institute a search. He sighs, and together they set out. But before they've gone far, they hear throaty growling. Soon they come upon a small clearing in which the mother-in-law stands, backed up against thick, seemingly impenetrable jungle brush, and facing a huge male lion. The wife whispers urgently, 'What are we going to do?' 'Nothing,' responds her husband. 'The lion got himself into this mess, now let him get himself out of it.'' Quote Right
Quote Left If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before. Quote Right
Quote Left Good, better, best. Never rest. Until good be better. And better best. Quote Right
Quote Left Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Quote Right
Quote Left One filled with joy preaches without preaching. Quote Right
Quote Left All the great words, it seemed to Connie, were cancelled for her generation: love, joy, happiness, home, mother, father, husband, all these gr... Quote Right
Quote Left It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing it. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. Quote Right
Quote Left Do they know they're old, these two who are my father and my mother whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold? Quote Right
Quote Left Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines he wrote a poem And he called if 'Chops' because that was the name of his dog And that's what it was all about And his teacher gave him an A and a gold star And his mother hung it on the kitchen door and read it to his aunts That was the year Father Tracy took all the kids to the zoo And he let them sing on the bus And his little sister was born with tiny toenails and no hair And his mother and father kissed a lot And the girl around the corner sent him a Valentine signed with a row of X's and he had to ask his father what the X's meant And his father always tucked him in bed at night And was always there to do it Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines he wrote a poem And he called it 'Autumn' because that was the name of the season And that's what it was all about And his teacher gave him an A and asked him to write more clearly And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because of its new paint And the kids told him Father Tracy smoked cigars And left butts on the pews And sometimes they would burn holes That was the year his sister got glasses with thick lenses and black frames And the girl around the corner laughed when he asked her to go see Santa Claus And the kids told him why his mother and father kissed a lot And his father never tucked him in bed at night And his father got mad when he cried for him to do it Once on a paper torn from his notebook he wrote a poem And he called it 'Innocence: A Question' because that was the question about his girl And that's what it was all about And his professor gave him an A and a strange steady look And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because he never showed her That was the year Father Tracy died And he forgot how the end of the Apostle's Creed went And he caught his sister making out on the back porch And his mother and father never kissed or even talked And the girl around the corner wore too much makeup That made him cough when he kissed her but he kissed her anyway because that was the thing to do And at three A.M. he tucked himself into bed his father snoring soundly That's why on the back of a brown paper bag he tried another poem And he called it 'Absolutely Nothing' Because that's what it was really all about And he gave himself an A and a slash on each damned wrist And he hung it on the bathroom door because this time he didn't think he could reach the kitchen Quote Right
Quote Left We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop Quote Right
Quote Left If you judge people, you have no time to love them Quote Right
Quote Left I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don't know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life?, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did? Quote Right
Quote Left The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation. Quote Right
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Quote Left Your motherland accepts you even if the world abandons. So if you cannot work for it`s pride at least respect and love your MOTHERLAND. Quote Right
Quote Left Mother, thank you for letting your pure love flow through your heart’s channel of purity to inherit and bequeath the heritage of motherhood. Quote Right
Quote Left Only Sobriety and good manners make her appealing, the rebellious bring her mother to shame” Quote Right
Quote Left Addiction is a strong thing to battle. A mother's love is stronger Quote Right
Quote Left "A collection of mother nature and the way she speaks to other species, being both, harmony and the justifier, to balance the focal in time." - William Darnell Sr Source - PoetrySoup Quote Right
Quote Left Our mother earth was created to save and exalt mankind. She is our foundation. Her battles against sin, war and pollution are as real as ours. Her works, labors and fruits are a testament of her love for us and God. Praise be to our God for our Grand Mother Earth, Eden, and all the Lord's creations upon her! Quote Right
Quote Left Husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, lovers of forever; It takes two to dance... but after the musicians play, even if one leaves the floor, the other is not allowed to stop, as then the musicians would have nothing left to do. Quote Right
Quote Left A mother's deft touch always repairs despair. A father is a wizard when it is awkward .. Jesus Jesus Jesus Always holds 3 hands .. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm probably one of the soulless few who would not cry on my mother's grave. Quote Right
Quote Left Faith is the mother of Blessings. Quote Right
Quote Left Love grew where he pleased to roamed His mother, The Goddess of Love (Venus) was content with Quote Right
Quote Left Mother's should be appreciated after all there love is everlasting but their lifelines are short Quote Right
Quote Left Like my grandmother always said. Life's a bitch then you get married to one....now go play sweetie. Quote Right
Quote Left Dawn's opened her eyes inside loving heart* Making her entrance, across the dark bay* Yawns from baby ducks getting their first start*Waking cries, as mothers lay at their sway*Spawns of light upon the stage, cast and part*Staking claim to heartbeats of a new day*Nature's an eye-opener, start to end*Captures the sight of mankind as its penned Quote Right
Quote Left To My Daughter~As you embark on your journey of another 1000 books, another trip to the library, filling your knapsack with treasures, you make your father, mother and all the bookworms proud. The night the flame burned we jest. You were three at the time and tucked hidden beneath the blankets was your silhouette, flashlight, and books in hand, as you read long into (another) night. The days of your life like a tent of good tidings, too, as you camped out on the doorsteps of another book. Quote Right
Quote Left mother held all the cards*for the love she guards*her hand held all aces*to no discerning player's faces*she swept pot after pot*into the dust pan's knot*like a string that's fraught*her poker face's all taut* her children take cards dealt*without chips on shoulders dwelt Quote Right
Quote Left We have no say in the matter that we are born male, ask your mother, we have no say as we turn into male adults, ask your wife. Quote Right
Quote Left One Lemon ( bio form). One. Misfire, misfit, mistake, reject. Hell ushers, parents, 4 conspirators. I love good people, conversation and endings. I feel for unwed mothers, orphans and childless fathers. I fear my life story, innocence robbed, wearing a mask. I would have loved being part of a tree, a branch, loving seed. I shed tears in my gloom, rejected. Lemon Quote Right
Quote Left I look down and see my Grandmother's spotted hands, on me! Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is more beautiful than a mother to be. Quote Right
Quote Left When I was bad my mother would start counting to 3, she never got there, she must have liked me Quote Right
Quote Left I hate those motherfuckerz who make friendship for business purpose. Quote Right
Quote Left my son had a daughter named willow. everyone is saying she looks like granny, mother etc. i say willow looks like......willow Quote Right
Quote Left When Someone trying to fuck you, so you can try to fucking that motherfucker. Quote Right
Quote Left "When youre a loving mother or a loving father, and you can no longer discipline your unruly child; don't lose heart, there's still God." Quote Right
Quote Left You will never know everything including the industry from which you were manufactured into an earthly being.However much you shower, your dirty mother is the most beautiful. Quote Right
Quote Left "Poetry is as soothing to my soul as a mother's touch is to her new baby." Quote Right
Quote Left "The child is learning everything he needs to know watching his mother and father." Quote Right
Quote Left "Nothing here to see, except me," child to mother and father who have been looking at their I-pads for over four hours. Quote Right
Quote Left Searching for an old elocution piece for my 86 yr old mother. It's driving her nuts that she can't remember it. ...something funny about "Here comes Parson Brown." Help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Quote Right
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