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Benjamin Spock Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Benjamin Spock.

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

Related topics: Motivational

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

There are only two things a child will share willingly;
communicable diseases and its mother's age.
- Benjamin Spock

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
- Benjamin Spock

 

When women are encouraged to be competitive,
too many of them become disagreeable.
- Benjamin Spock

You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

In our country today, very few children are raised
to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family,
their country, or God.
- Benjamin Spock

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him,
that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave
and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly,
wondering how awful it might be.
- Benjamin Spock

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a
woman's maturity is the harmony,
style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage,
and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
- Benjamin Spock

I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam
because they were my babies.
- Benjamin Spock

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

The more people have studied different methods of bringing
up children the more they have come to the conclusion
that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel
like doing for their babies is the best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

All the time a person is a child he is both a child
and learning to be a parent.
After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly
a parent reliving childhood.
- Benjamin Spock

Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny;
he thinks he is the world for something important,
and it gives him drive and confidence.
- Benjamin Spock

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels
like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious,
rude, belligerent, and brutal.
- Benjamin Spock

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
- Henry Drummond

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Happiness is a choice - independent of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness comes when I remember that others' opinions of me
are just their opinions - nothing more.
I find happiness in moving toward my goals
regardless of the applause or the jeers of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

As a happy person, you radiate happiness to the world.
Visualize your light radiating throughout the world,
passing from person to person until it encircles the globe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell


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