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Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
– Marcelene CoxRate it:
Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
– Anthony PowellRate it:
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
– Peter UstinovRate it:
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.
– Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young GirlRate it:
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 FrankRate it:
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
– Muriel SparkRate it:
Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids.
– Morley SaeferRate it:
Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
– Amy VanderbiltRate it:
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry.
– Alvin PriceRate it:
Parents usually know where a teen-age son is: he is in the family car; but they don’t know where the car is.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
– Ogden NashRate it:
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
– John LockeRate it:
Parents? affection is best shown by their teaching their children industry and self-denial.
– Burmese ProverbRate it:
Parfois dans la vie, vous avez à lâcher des choses qui ne sont pas fait pour vous, peu importe comment merveilleux ceux-ci peuvent être ou combien tu les aimais. Ce est le plus important de le faire avec élégance, respectueusement et avec dignité remarquable que vous serez fier de plus tard.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Paris is many different things to many different people, but, for me it is simply "home".
– Robert BonhommeRate it:
Paris is worth a mass
– King Henry IV of FranceRate it:
paris is worth a mass.
– King Henry IV of FranceRate it:
Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. -- About Paris
– Nicolas ChamfortRate it:
Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
– Edna St. Vincent MillayRate it:
PART 2 THE ROAD TO NATURAL FARMING [page 197] ... D. From Organic Farming to Natural Farming [page 205] In the future, American agriculture will probably grow even larger on business capital, but on the other hand, people who are inclined to using natural methods will probably progress from organic to natural farming. The problem, however, is that the distinction between organic and natural farming is still not generally understood. Of course, scientific farming and organic farming are not that different, and fundamentally both can be called scientific. Consequently, the boundary between them is unclear. The major objective of the international conference I attended on this [1986] visit to the U.S. was to assess the current world situation and to determine in which direction to move in the future. In more concrete terms, the goal was to examine how various farming methods now being practised, such as permaculture, organic farming, and other methods based on new ideas, relate to each other and to what extent they can act in concert. I may just be feathering my own nest, but as far as I can see, the only way is to follow the road back to nature, bearing in mind an Oriental natural philosophy. I believe that in doing this, we will establish techniques that go beyond our present technology. Although this philosophy still takes various forms and names, it is clear that the thought underlying it is my "Green Philosophy" as I described it in The One–Straw Revolution. It is fine to turn gradually from organic farming onto the road that leads to anti-scientific farming. It is fine to set our sights on farming that perpetuates itself infinitely and on a return to nature, even while enjoying life on a designed farm. But these must not end up as microscopic techniques and should not be used as temporary fads. Even though we have these at our command, at the core there must be a natural philosophy, in order to establish a farming method that will become the great principle of an agriculture that continues infinitely.
– Masanobu FukuokaRate it:
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
– Janet LongRate it:
Part of courage is simple consistency.
– Peggy NoonanRate it:
Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
– C. S. LewisRate it:
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
– Douglas MacArthurRate it:
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
– Isaac AsimovRate it:

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