Growing Families Quotes

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy. We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.

David Geffen

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

Carl Rogers

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.

P. J. O'Rourke

If we believe the psychiatrists, a sign of a future serial killer is a child who delights in torturing and killing animals. George W. [Bush], as a child, did exactly that. In a May 21, 2000, New York Times puff piece about the values Bush gained growing up in Midland, Texas, Nicholas D. Kristof quoted Bushs childhood friend Terry Throckmorton: 'We were terrible to animals, recalled Mr. Throckmorton, laughing. A dip behind the Bush home turned into a small lake after a good rain, and thousands of frogs would come out. Everybody would get BB guns and shoot them, Mr. Throckmorton said. Or we would put firecrackers in the frogs and throw them and blow them up.

Bev Conover

Thoughts are like seeds. If you want different results in life, you have to figure out which thoughts are capable of growing those results and which aren’t.

Steve Pavlina

Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional.

Bob Monkhouse

There's only one thing that can keep growing without nourishment: the human ego

Marshall Lumsden

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that it opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.

Max Planck

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Unknown

One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since youíve become harmless.

Liz Smith

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

John J. Plomp

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.

P. J. O'Rourke

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Chili Davis

The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.

Unknown

There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.

Cornelius Otis Skinner

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Like any other living, growing thing, love requires effort to keep it healthy.

Leo F. Buscaglia

The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.

Thomas Edison

In such a world as ours the idle man is not so much a biped as a bivalve; and the wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country, is only a sort of human oyster bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worms' banquet.

Horace Mann

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Teilhard de Chardin

Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.

William Raspberry

Even in a fantasy realm, growing up is accomplished not without cost.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

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