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Abbe Pierre Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Abbe Pierre

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My family background was deeply Christian.
- Abbe Pierre

Related topics: Family

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

I came from a wealthy family.
I made over my share of the estate to various charities.
- Abbe Pierre

People are needed to take up the challenge,
strong people, who proclaim the truth,
throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.
- Abbe Pierre

 

Hope is not a matter of age.
- Abbe Pierre

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday;
you have to act.
- Abbe Pierre

When they are assailed by despair, young people should
let universal concerns into their lives.
- Abbe Pierre

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Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.
- Abbe Pierre

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me,
and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
- Abbe Pierre

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises,
wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset
by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
- Abbe Pierre

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris,
I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor,
as canon law at that time still permitted.
- Abbe Pierre

What I would say to the young men and women who are
beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should
go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty,
not like going to the zoo but to take action,
to open their hearts and their consciences.
- Abbe Pierre

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one -
You,
who thought you were superfluous, who thought there
was no place for you in society,
not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and
so those who were beggars become givers.
- Abbe Pierre

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson PHOTO

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato PHOTO

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous PHOTO

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou


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