Inspirational Q…

Inspirational Quotes About Children Whom I called Life Successors On The Planet Earth.

Children bring innocent charm and, if yours are like mine, a whole lot of mischief to boot. If you have kids at home, there is a chance that you might miss out on appreciating the way they enrich your life. Here are some quotes about children that will get you thinking.

Harry S. Truman
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

A. P. Gouthey
If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.

Abigail Van Buren
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Erma Bombeck
I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: ‘Checkout Time is 18 years.’

Fred G. Gosman, How to Be a Happy Parent… In Spite of Your Children
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.

Nelson Mandela
Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.

Haim Ginott
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.

Stephanie Martson, The Magic of Encouragement
Self-esteem is the real magic wand that can form a child’s future. A child’s self-esteem affects every area of her existence, from friends she chooses, to how well she does academically in school, to what kind of job she gets, to even the person she chooses to marry.

Bill Cosby
I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Ronald Reagan
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

Zig Ziglar
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

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

W. C. Fields
Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad.

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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.

John Crudele
Kids spell love T-I-M-E.

Carolyn Coats
Children have more need of models than of critics.

Groucho Marx
My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one.

Sophia Loren
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

Heraclitus
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

John Wilmot
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.

Chris Rock
When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.

Haim Ginott
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Always kiss your children goodnight — even if they’re already asleep.

Emma Goldman
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

John F. Kennedy
A child miseducated is a child lost.

Elizabeth Stone
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Roy L. Smith
We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.

Cary Grant
Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.

Frank Pittman
The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent.

Ann Landers
It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

Sam Levenson
Insanity is hereditary — you get it from your kids.

Pablo Picasso
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Yoda, Star Wars
Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.

Frank A. Clark
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.

Mignon McLaughlin
Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.

Hodding Carter, Jr.
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings.

Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
Stay a child while you can be a child.

Erma Bombeck
All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Confucius
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

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The Key to Grea…

The Key to Greatness Lies Within You: Just Be Yourself

Stop kidding yourself. You are no Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley. These popular icons did not become celebrities by imitating others. They simply decided to be themselves. So why are you pretending to be them?

You are a package deal. Your idiosyncrasies, feelings, thoughts, and emotions are entirely your own. You are the culmination of your own experiences, successes, and failures. Why would you want to be someone else? Sure, you can draw inspiration from your role models, but don’t make the mistakes they did. As Judy Garland put it, “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” Here are some more inspirational be yourself quotes that advice you to just be yourself.

Save our Planet…

Save our Planet, it’s the only place we have.

Quotes About Nature Encourage You to Go Green
Take a walk in the woods or by the river. Soak in the lush greenery and feel rejuvenated with the bright sunshine and fresh air. Nature has an invigorating effect on us. That is probably why we like to head off to the countryside when we want to detox our bodies and minds.

However with the march of urbanization, we are losing what little is left of nature. Every day we hear alarming stories of global warming, greenhouse gas effect, and depleting natural resources. Each one of us, knowingly or unknowingly, contributes to the rise of the carbon footprint.

Where Are the Mountains and the Woods?
During my childhood, my parents often took me camping near a river. I remember the lush greenery and the smell of the damp soil that assailed our urbanized nostrils. The occasional flycatchers and woodpeckers were a feast for the eyes. The woods fascinated me, as I watched gnarled trees entwined, to make a rich canopy several feet above the ground.

A decade later, things had changed. The riverbed was covered with landfill, dumped by unscrupulous construction companies. The woods had almost disappeared as a township had come up nearby. Of course, the birds had abandoned their homes.

The story of disappearing forests is commonplace. Modernization has spread its tentacles to unspoiled landscapes. At this rate, we shall hardly be left with a patch of green.

When Will We Realize That We Are Wrecking Our Planet?
Most environmentalists fear that realization will come too late. Benjamin Franklin, the founding father of the United States of America, sums up the sentiment: “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”

The trouble is that if we wait too long, the damage may be irreversible. Popular apocalyptic movies like 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow may not be the best gauge of what could happen. Nevertheless, one thing is clear. We stand to suffer the consequences of taking nature for granted.

Before you scoff at the danger of pollution and misuse of natural resources, spare a moment for a famous Native American proverb, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Is it really so hard to safeguard the Earth for future generations? These nature quotes provide us with food for thought.

Learn to Appreciate Nature
Protecting the Earth begins with learning to appreciate the blessings of nature. The world has made huge advances in science and technology. Yet, we cannot compete with the power of nature. English poet Robert Browning expressed the same thought when he said: “Of what I call God, and fools call nature.”

Many of the earliest religions of the world undertook nature worship. From the oceans to winds to thunderbolts, various aspects of nature were deified. In many cultures, Mother Earth is worshipped as a goddess. There are many odes to Mother Earth in world literature. One of my favorites is a beautiful poem entitled Nature, the Gentlest Mother by Emily Dickinson.

Environmental Protection Begins at Home
Do not forego your responsibility by saying that environmental degradation is too big a problem for one individual to do anything about. Saving Earth is everyone’s job. If there were a leak on the roof of your house, would you not fix it? You do not have to join rallies or write vociferous blog posts to save Earth. You can make a change in your everyday life to make a difference.

Turn off unnecessary energy-consuming devices. Use eco-friendly lamps. You could also spruce up your garden and ditch the fuel-guzzling car for short distances. As American author Joyce Maynard said, “A good home must be made, not bought.” Are you ready to put in the effort?

Catch Them Young
Despite the modern focus on saving Earth, many people remain resistant to the idea. Hence, it is imperative to introduce environmental studies at school. Involve children in nature clubs. Educate them about the dangers of being environmentally irresponsible. Encourage them to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

As parents and educators, let us inculcate such responsible habits in our little ones. Take heart from that famous quote by The Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis, “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

On Earth Day, organize awareness camps in schools and colleges to talk about the hazards of pollution. Share these Earth Day quotes with friends and family to sensitize them about the dangers of environmental degradation. If inspirational talk does not work, use funny Earth Day quotes to break the ice.

Use These Quotes About Nature to Inspire Change
To make our voices heard in the higher echelons of power, we need to amass public support. Media, social networking sites, and other means of communication can help bring people together for a common cause. In 1962, Rachel Carson managed to evoke public sentiment against environmental degradation by publishing a book titled The Silent Spring. There is no reason why we cannot bring forth a radical change in mindset, especially in the Internet era. The collective momentum can help change the mindsets of naysayers.

Here are some quotes about nature that make an impact on people. Use these quotes to pepper your speech. Vocalize your ideas and cause change. Inspire people to break the inertia, and join the movement towards a clean and green world.

Edward O. Wilson
One planet, one experiment.

George Santayana
The Earth has music for those who listen.

An Inspirationa…

An Inspirational Quote.

Rachel Carson was to nature what Martin Luther King was to America. As a young environmentalist, and an avid writer, Rachel Carson used her skills to promote awareness about the world we live in. Her bestsellers, The Sea Around Us and The Edge of the Sea won her the unique title of “the Mother of Modern Environmental Movement.”

Her brilliant writing, The Silent Spring, caused a new awakening among nature lovers of the world. She envisioned that with the rampant use of pesticides, particularly DDT, a synthetic pesticide, would cause the mass destruction of nature. The Bald Eagle in particular, would be a direct victim of the pesticide. As the poison traveled up the food chain, it would affect nearly all species, including humans.

Carson began her crusade against synthetic pesticides. Her writings invoked the wrath of chemical companies who vehemently denied the ill effects of synthetic pesticides. However, Carson was not the one to be intimidated by the might of the multinationals. She took her fight to the highest levels of government office, and lobbied in the corridors of power against USDA.

Many scientists, biologists, and doctors began to see the truth in Carson’s story, as they made new discoveries about the harmful effects of pesticides. The National Cancer Institute also classified pesticides as carcinogenic substances and advised against their use. With support from scientists and doctors, Rachel Carson managed to gather momentum in the public movement, and raised enough eyebrows to cause people to reconsider the use of pesticides.

Even while she was embroiled in the battle to save nature, she was fighting her own battle against breast cancer. Her health condition deteriorated and delayed the completion of the book The Silent Spring. However, even during the advanced stages of cancer, Carson testified before the President’s Science Advisory Committee and relentlessly followed the trial. In 1963, after seven years of pursuit, the Committee presented a report in favor of her research. Rachel Carson had won her war, though she had very few days left to enjoy the fruits of her labor.

The crusade for the protection of the environment gained momentum. Carson’s activism inspired many scientists to follow the path of conservation. The Environment Protection Agency is a result of Carson’s effort. Rachel Carson earned many posthumous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Get inspired by these Rachel Carson quotes and find your true calling in her powerful words.

  • For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.
     
  • The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.
     
  • Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
     
  • For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.
     
  • I am always more interested in what I am about to do than in what I have already done.
     
  • Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life.
     
  • If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in
     
  • The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction
     
  • A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.
     
  • But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.
     
  • Even in the vast and mysterious reaches of the sea we are brought back to the fundamental truth that nothing lives to itself.
     
  • In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference
     
  • It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
     
  • In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
     
  • It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.
     
  • It is not half so important to know as to feel.
     
  • The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.
     
  • If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life
     
  • Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species — man — acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.
     
  • The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him
     
  • The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.
     
  • The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery – not over nature but of ourselves.
     
  • To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feelthe breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.

Individual Freedom But with an Obligations.

Why I am Against the Sovereignty of the Individual

There are many aspects of Libertarianism which are very compelling, such as their desire to remove waste, to acknowledge the power of government to do evil, and to show the power that freedom gives people to overcome their problems. However, when taken too far, Libertarianism tends to denigrate humans, and what it means to be human. The pushing of contract law as the only rational type of law points to a flawed misunderstanding of people. The restriction of the definition of “harm” to “physical harm” misunderstands the breadth of humanity – moral harm is possibly worse than physical harm, but Libertarianism doesn’t allow for that.

In a similar vein is the doctrine of the “sovereignty of the individual.” It sounds good – we all want to be our own masters, don’t we? What does this, specifically, state? It says, according to G. A. Cohen, “each person enjoys, over himself and his powers, full and exclusive rights of control and use, and therefore owes no service or product to anyone else that he has not contracted to supply.” The problem is that we do owe services, and maybe products, to others that we have not contracted to supply.

The big question is this: can you be bound – both morally and legally – to obligations duties that you did not agree to? My answer is a strong, definitive, “yes.” In fact, life is mostly about fulfilling obligations that we did not choose.

Family is the place where this is most obvious, but it applies elsewhere, too. We all have an obligation to our parents. The 10 commandments, in addition to telling us not to murder and steal, also tells us we have a basic duty to our parents. We also have a basic duty to our children, whether or not we specifically chose to have them. Abortion in all cases where the life of the mother is not also at risk is wrong, because of the duties and obligations we owe to our children, even if they were conceived in violence against our will. If a stranger drops a baby on my doorstep, I have a moral obligation to that baby to at least make sure it makes its way to another’s hands, or, if none other will take it, the obligation becomes mine. If someone is drowning next to you, and crying out for help, and you decide not to help them, you are liable for their death, and rightly so. You have obligations to others which you do not choose, and the government has a rightful role to enforce at least some of these.

Therefore, I am against the sovereignty of the individual as a general concept. However, I do think there are ideas which serve similar purposes which are not as problematic. For instance, it is problematic for the government to serve as mediator in most of these obligations. That is, if someone drops a baby on my doorstep, I am morally required to help it out. If I do not, I should be held liable. What I shouldn’t have to do is to contact the government at any point in the process as long as I am fulfilling my moral duties. The government should only invoke action if they have a legitimate reason to think that I am failing to do one of my moral obligations. So, as long as I am fulfilling my moral obligations, there is no reason for the government to mediate the operation. This gets rid of a lot of the busy-bodying that government does, without weakening the morality of the law. In addition, I would also agree that all governances should be exercise extreme caution when legislating a duty or service that we have not contracted to supply.

This is part of what I call the diminishing return of laws in MicroSecession. Part of what law does is help teach us the standards and morals of society. When that list becomes large, then the effect of each law becomes less. There are so many laws about so many things that all law is now viewed as a burden. Law can be a gift, but when done in excess it becomes a burden. Part of this is a failure to recognize the larger moral obligations to God and each other, which Libertarians usually want to get rid of. But, as G. K. Chesterton warns, “When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.” The overabundance of rules that we have is because we have forgotten the big laws, and now must be ruled by a tyranny of small laws.

In any case, while the “sovereignty of the individual” can sometimes serve as a decent heuristic, it falls flat as a general theory of governance.

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