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Abbe Pierre Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Abbe Pierre.

My family background was deeply Christian.
- Abbe Pierre

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

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

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

 

Hope is not a matter of age.
- 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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- 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 final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

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

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

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

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

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

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

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

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

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

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

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

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

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Everyone I Love Becomes My Family -
and I Love Everyone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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


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