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Nurturing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Nurturing

Please enjoy these Nurturing Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

I am a self-centered spoiled-rotten brat,
Thank you for nurturing me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Eventually you can get into the nuts and bolts of reality:
nurturing,
caring, and getting along.
- Jody Watley

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Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and
the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most
important contributions education can make.
- Paul Berg

I'm a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker.
I'm just interested in things remaining fresh.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I come from a great family.
I've seen family life and I know how wonderful,
how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.
- Sidney Poitier

No matter what else they're doing, women are also always nurturing.
- Cokie Roberts

My mother had a very difficult childhood,
having seen her own mother kill herself.
So she didn't always know how to be the nurturing mother
that we all expect we should have.
- Amy Tan

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience,
they're tender.
They have to be persistent.
- Ralph Fiennes

The Alien is gross, scary.
There is something in a human being that looks at them
and sees it as a cockroach.
You can never feel nurturing towards the cockroach.
- Sanaa Lathan

Management is about arranging and telling.
Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
- Thomas J. Peters

Four months is a lot of living with that little life
in you-thinking about it,
eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden,
it dies.
- Christie Brinkley

I enjoy my relationship with straight men.
It's very nurturing.
It's very validating to hang out with straight guys and be accepted.
So many of us, we were not accepted when we were younger
by straight persons in high school.
- Kyan Douglas

I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators,
enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest.
With more and more talented creators being drawn to
Cirque in an environment that fulfills them,
these are ideal to continue developing great new shows.
- Guy Laliberte

I certainly believe that being in contact with one's
spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as
nurturing one's body and mind.
We are three dimensional beings: body,
mind, spirit.
- Laurence Fishburne

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the
values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full,
productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential,
and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
- Brad Henry

Driving a cab is not really a nurturing type of relationship.
You take people and they tip you, they may not tip you,
you don't know their names, they don't care about you,
you don't care about them.
- Pam Grier

San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts,
nurturing generations of painters, sculptors,
poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers,
and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
- Gavin Newsom

While it may take generations of nurturing,
nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper.
Once free, folks rarely accept anything less,
and that includes Iraqis.
- Trent Lott

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere
where individual differences are appreciated,
mistakes are tolerated, communication is open,
and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that
is found in a nurturing family.
- Virginia Satir

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I entrust my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe,
Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism.
- Oriana Fallaci

It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by
any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity.
- Peter Bart

One has to nurture a new generation,
to raise children in the spirit of Islam.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma,
nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
- Bodhidharma

The production of children, the nurture of those born,
and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.
- Guru Nanak

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
- Plato

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives
which can make a difference for Africa.
- Wangari Maathai

For me to stay healthy in a relationship,
the individuals have to nurture themselves.
- Anne Heche

Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns -
the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation,
nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are.
- Katherine Dunn

Nurture your minds with great thoughts.
To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Pets are humanizing.
They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility
to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
- James Cromwell

Most of my time, energy and other resources I use to nurture my projects.
- Benjamin Cohen

I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my
talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not
related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone.
- Ashley Judd

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love,
but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
- Annie Leibovitz

I believe you have to nurture your conscience.
- Loretta Young

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift,
uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and
use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
- Louis Farrakhan

It is a natural gift I was born with but it's something
I've had to nurture in training.
- Michael East

It's vital that we help them get the right start,
nurture their development and provide for their well-being.
- Christopher Dodd

I got into television because I hated it so.
I thought, there's some way of using this fabulous
instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen.
- Jeff Greenfield

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit,
your time will expand.
You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.
- Brian Koslow

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government.
Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire,
we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the
next generation of public servants.
- Daniel Akaka

I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor.
I feel like it's not natural to me.
So I don't take it for granted...
What I think is my natural ability -
which is writing -
I think I totally take that for granted.
- David Duchovny

I was looking at making a shift in my career.
I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back.
If I could find young artists, young performers I can
nurture to have a career I would really like that.
- Diana Ross

There are no adequate substitutes for father,
mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect.
No government, no matter how well-intentioned,
can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.
- Gerald R. Ford

That the potential to become Level 5 exists in you
and me and the people we work with and that it is then
a process or a journey to nurture that seed...
in a culture by and large that doesn't reinforce it.
- James Collins

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

I've always said I want a farmer, not a hunter.
Hunters go for the kill and they move on.
A farmer nurtures; he watches things grow.
- Eva Longoria

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence
and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching
a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
- Armstrong Williams

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival,
but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.
- Anita Roddick

Men are amazing.
I love the way they are.
They're consistently little boys, and they need to be nurtured and loved.
But at the same time, they need to feel like men.
- Krista Allen

The very greatest things - great thoughts,
discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship,
often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
- Samuel Smiles

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s.
Their music was developed by the record companies.
- Gary Wright

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see,
but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born.
I was very lucky then.
- Steve Irwin

I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it.
I've felt supported by it.
- Sting

Mankind have their local attachments.
They have a particular regard for the spot,
in which they were born and nurtured.
- Thomas Clarkson

In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must
be nurtured along by its leaders.
- Jack Kingston

Our character is not so much the product of race and
heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits,
by which we are nurtured and live.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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