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A Letter to My Daughter Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from A Letter to My Daughter
  1. #1
    “I am convinced that most people do not grow up. We find parking spaces and honor our credit cards. We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.”
  2. #2
    “When I find myself filling with rage over the loss of a beloved, I try as soon as possible to remember that my concerns and questions should be focused on what I learned or what I have yet to learn from my departed love. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life?
    Did I learn to be kinder,
    To be more patient,
    And more generous,
    More loving,
    More ready to laugh,
    And more easy to accept honest tears?
    If I accept those legacies of my departed beloveds, I am able to say, Thank You to them for their love and Thank You to God for their lives.”
  3. #3
    “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
  4. #4
    “Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”
  5. #5
    “Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.”
  6. #6
    “I am never proud to participate in violence, yet, I know that each of us must care enough for ourselves, that we can be ready and able to come to our own defense when and wherever needed.”
  7. #7
    “One person, with good purpose, can, constitute the majority.”
  8. #8
    “That day, I learned that I could be a giver by simply bringing a smile to another person. The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift. I can move over and make another place for someone. I can turn my music up if it pleases, or down if it is annoying. I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources.”

Books about love

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More Than Balloons book
Board book
6.2
The Rag Coat book
Picture book
6.1
Spot Loves His Daddy book
Board book
6.0
Penguin and Pinecone book
Board book
6.0
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
All the Places to Love book
Picture book
6.0
Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Charlotte and the Rock book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #9
    “The charitable say in effect, ‘I seem to have more than I need and you seem to have less than you need. I would like to share my excess with you.’ Fine, if my excess is tangible, money or goods, and fine if not, for I learned that to be charitable with gestures and words can bring enormous joy and repair injured feelings.”
  2. #10
    “We may act sophisticated and worldly but I believe we feel safest when we go inside ourselves and find home, a place where we belong and maybe the only place we really do.”
  3. #11
    “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
  4. #12
    “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”
  5. #13
    “Whenever I began to question whether God exists, I looked up to the sky and surely there, right there, between the sun and moon, stands my grandmother, singing a long meter hymn, a song somewhere between a moan and a lullaby and I know faith is the evidence of things unseen. And all I have to do is continue trying to be a Christian.”
  6. #14
    “You said to lean on your arm
    And I am leaning
    You said to trust in your love
    And I am trusting
    You said to call on your name
    And I am calling
    I’m stepping out on your word.”
  7. #15
    “Imagine, I might really become somebody. Someday.”
  8. #16
    “Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.”

Books about kindness

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To the Sea book
Picture book
6.7
Kindness Rules! book
Board book
6.3
The Nice Book book
Board book
6.1
Here We are book
Picture book
6.1
Great Joy book
Picture book
6.0
Petra book
Picture book
6.0
  1. #17
    “The human heart . . . tells us that we are more alike than we are unalike.”
  2. #18
    “Since life is our most precious gift
    And since it is given to us to live but once,
    Let us so live that we will not regret.”
  3. #19
    “I find it very difficult to let a friend or beloved go into that country of no return. I answer the heroic question, “Death, where is thy sting?” with “It is here in my heart, and my mind, and my memories.”
  4. #20
    “I learned to love my son without wanting to possess him and I learned how to teach him to teach himself.”
  5. #21
    “There was a possibility that God really did love me, me Maya Angelou. I suddenly began to cry at the gravity and grandeur of it all. I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things, I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything. For what could stand against me, since one person, with God, constitutes the majority?”
  6. #22
    “In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons.”
  7. #23
    “I have learned to accept my responsibility and to forgive myself first, then to apologize to anyone injured by my misreckoning.”
  8. #24
    “I have found that the platonic affection in friendships and familial love for children can be relied upon with certainty to lift the bruised soul and repair the wounded spirit.”
  9. #25
    “I wish we could stop the little lies. I don’t mean that one has to be brutally frank. I don’t believe that we should be brutal about anything, however, it is wonderfully liberating to be honest. One does not have to tell all that one knows, but we should be careful what we say is the truth.”
  10. #26
    “Those are facts, but facts, to a child, are merely words to memorize.”
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