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Famous Quotes about Orphans
Publicado em 22/05/2011
Not everyone can be an ORPHAN.
Andre Gide (1869-1951), French Author
I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody (to no one).
Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1910-1997)
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi, Non-Violence in Peace and War
A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.
Islom Karimov(b. 1938) had been the President of Uzbekistan since 1991.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), Liberal US Congregational minister
There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being-to help someone succeed.
Alan Loy McGinnis (1933-2005), Christian psychotherapist
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pine, English author, d.1851
One act of charity will teach us more of the love of God than a thousand sermons-one act of unselfishness, of real self-denial, the putting forth of one loving feeling to the outcast and "those who are of the way," will tell us more than whole volumes of the wisest writers on theology.
Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853)
I do not take widows' and orphans' money. I make them money.
Lawrence Garfield (hero of Other People's Money motion picture).
There are only three things that are important in life: to be kind, to be kind, and to be kind.
Guy de Maupassant, a popular 19th-century French writer
I had the idea that there were two worlds. There was a real world as I called it, a world of wars and boxing clubs and children’s homes on back streets, and this real world was a world where orphans burned orphans.... I liked the other world in which almost everyone lived, the imaginary world.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author, The Deer Park.
We orphans we lament to the world:
World, why have you taken our soft mothers from us
And the fathers who say: My child, you are like me!
We orphans are like no one in this world any more!
O world, We accuse you!
Nelly Sachs (1891–1970), German Jewish poet and translator, Chorus of the Orphans.
Each new morn
New widows howl,
New orphans cry,
Strike heaven on the face.
I was born to a woman I never knew and raised by another who took in orphans. I do not know my background, my lineage, my biological or cultural heritage. But when I meet someone new, I treat them with respect.... For after all, they could be my people.
James Michener, Author
The bond between a mother and her child is naturally sacred. It is physical, psychological and spiritual. It is very resilient and very flexible. It can stretch very far - naturally. Any artificial or violent injury to this "stretch" constitutes a serious psychic trauma to both mother and child - for all eternity. This means that children need their mothers and mothers need their children - whether or not a mother is married or unmarried.
Phyllis Chesler, Mothers on Trial, the Battle for Children and Custody.
There is a kind of virtue that lies not in extraordinary actions, not in saving poor orphans from burning buildings, but in steadfastly working for a world where orphans are not poor and buildings comply with decent fire codes.
Randy Cohen, American writer and humorist
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), English lyrical Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
Boundless compassion for all living beings is the surest and most certain guarantee of pure moral conduct, and needs no casuistry. Whoever is filled with it will assuredly injure no one, do harm to no one, encroach on no man's rights; he will rather have regard for everyone, forgive everyone, help everyone as far as he can, and all his actions will bear the stamp of justice and loving-kindness.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), The Basis of Morality
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has the eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Give and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return.
When a needy person stands at your door, God himself stands at his side.
Quotes from Northstar Gallery, Ivan Goldberg's Favorite Collection and Mahatma Gandhi's Quotations