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taking care of others Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about taking care of others
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“Taking care of other people can be a god cure for nightmares.”
Octavia E. Butler
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Allie
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Parable of the Sower
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Justin
Lauren Olamina
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nightmares
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“Taking care of others, helping others, ultimately is the way to discover your own joy and to have a happy life.”
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“A compassionate concern for others’ well-being is the source of happiness… a self-centered attitude is the source of the problem. We have to take care of ourselves without selfishly taking care of ourselves. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we cannot survive. We need to do that. We should have wise selfishness rather than foolish selfishness.”
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″‘Throat never heals, does it?’ said the nurse speaking in a loud, sure voice to Old Phoenix […] ‘Yes. Swallowed lye. When was it?—January—two—three years ago—‘”
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“No, missy, he not dead, he just the same. Every little while his throat begin to close up again, and he not able swallow. He not get his breath. He not able to help himself. So the time come around, and I go on another trip for the soothing-medicine.”
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“She lifted her free hand, gave a little nod, turned around, and walked out of the doctor’s office. Then her slow step began on the stairs, going down.”
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“He suffer and it don’t seem to put him back at all.”
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“Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea... ‘One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time.’ ”
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“The Snort put that baby bird right back in the tree. The baby bird was home!”
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“Friends will take care of them. That’s what friends do.”
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“Please look after this bear. Thank you.”
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″ ‘I only had it on special occasions at home. Marmalade’s very expensive in Darkest Peru.’ ‘Then you shall have it every morning starting tomorrow,’ continued Mrs. Brown. ‘And honey on Sunday.’ ”
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“Mamas and papas and uncles and aunts hug their little dears, then dust their pants.”
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“Although she was a widow (her husband had died only the preceding summer), Mrs. Frisby was able, through luck and hard work, to keep her family—there were four of them—happy and well fed.”
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“I’ll stay on this egg and I won’t let it freeze. I meant what I said and I said what I meant... An elephant’s faithful one hundred per cent!”
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“It’ll be a fierce battle today, and we must be ready for the wounded, poor creatures.”
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“I had to cope with her right from when I was little, I looked after her and you. You said yourself she’s better with you.”
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″‘Jesus,’ I whisper finally, ‘which do you want me to do? Be one hundred percent honest and carry that dog back to Judd so that one of your creatures can be kicked and starved all over again, or keep him here and fatten him up to glorify your creation?‘”
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“He could not remember his own mother and Claire had come as a wonderful surprise, giving him a hug when he came home from school, asking him about his day, telling him about hers, arranging picnics and unexpected parties and helping him with hard homework.”
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“The first thing was their kindness. How amazingly widespread it was. They had taken responsibility for her, nursed and clothed her. Someone had given up her bed, probably Beatie; no one had complained when she was snappish and rude about Dovey’s best clothes, about the lack of sanitation; no one had condemned her unsympathetic attitude towards Gibbie.”
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“When it was cold he wrapped him up in a bit of blanket.”
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“Even though his stomach was in a knot, he suddenly felt perfectly calm. Alright, so now he had a British pilot to take care of. That kind of thing could earn you the death penalty.”

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