You will find many very different people below. Some of them may believe in or have stood for things you don’t agree with. Some of them are people who believe in or stood for things I don’t agree with either.
But I don’t believe in some puritanical idea that a person’s wisdom is invalidated by beliefs you disagree with, no matter how strongly. Follow that path to it’s end and it is the same as saying that if a person disagrees with you on anything you consider important enough, that person loses their right to speak.
Instead, I believe wisdom can come from many places, and considering the source shouldn’t be the same as throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Many people who aren’t perfect have something profound to say. These quotes mean something to me, and I hope they will make you think too.
When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.
― Steve Maraboli,
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tzu
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
– George Eliot
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
– Dave Meurer
A happy man marries the woman he loves, a happier man loves the woman he married – Susan Douglas
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. Pearl Buck
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. – George Bernard Shaw
There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood. – Sheri L. Dew
It takes a village to raise a child. – Proverb
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. – Anatole France
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. – Anne Sullivan
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. – Aristotle
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. – Mark Twain
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. – Michael Levine
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. – Hodding Carter
The critical responsibility for the generation you’re in is to help provide the shoulders, the direction, and the support for those generations who come behind. Gloria Jean Randle Scott