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100 Good Night Quotes to Peacefully Reconnect With Your Inner Self

Sleep is so important and if you are having trouble falling asleep, check out these amazing good night quotes to peacefully reconnect with your inner self.

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The biggest sacrifice that students have to make when they attend college is the stability of their sleep schedule. Hours of sleep are disregarded in favor of doing schoolwork or studying for tomorrow’s exam. Taking early morning classes on four hours of sleep does not work as well as it did in high school.

Many students go into college with bad sleeping habits that only worsen over time. The only way to improve your sleep is to actively choose to do so. Relaxing activities such as mindful meditation and playing white noise can help to put you in a calmer state of mind and promote a night of deeper, healthier sleep.

Additionally, reading can also prepare your mind for a good rest. Here are one hundred good night quotes that will foster relaxation, inner calm, and peaceful sleep.

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Good Night Quotes To Help You Appreciate the Beauty of the Night

1.  “Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking, loving, and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning.” – Elie Wiesel, Dawn

2. “The night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent van Gogh

3. “The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.” – Rumi

4.  “The cool peace and dewy sweetness of the night filled me with a mood of hope: not hope on any definite point, but a general sense of encouragement and heart-ease.” – Charlotte Brontё, Villette

5.  “I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight – what may not bless my waking eyes.” – Anne Brontë, The Brontë Sisters: Selected Poems

6. “Mother Night, fold your dark arms about me. Protect me in your black embrace.” – Tim Curry, Legend

7. “Thank the water for cleansing you. Stare into the candle’s flame. Think about how nature affects you – how the moon controls the tides, how the weather affects your mood, how the day goes from bright to dark to allow you to sleep.” – Lisa Marie Basile, Light Magic for Dark Times

8. “We live for the night’s decor. It reveals what we dream of.” – Twenty One Pilots, Glowing Eyes

9.  “I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses.” – Jeanette Winterson, Why I adore the night

10. “The winds that awakened the stars are blowing through my blood.” William Butler Yeats, Maid Quiet

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11. “Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me.” H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

12. “Night is a world lit by itself.” – Antonio Porchia

13. “As the stars in the night sky glittering round the moon’s brilliance blaze in all their glory when the air falls to a sudden, windless calm…all the lookout peaks stand out and the jutting cliffs and the steep ravines and down from the high heavens bursts the boundless, bright air and all the stars shine clear and the shepherd’s hearts exults.” – Homer, The Iliad

14. “Unlearn empire’s blackness: night spun savage, space cast empty when really a balm slicks the split between stars. Really hip thick spirits moonwalk across the lake ice.” – Kemi Alabi, The Lonely Sleep Through Winter

15. “This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

16. “Lifting my eyes from the book, from the tightly sequenced lines to the full and perfect night: oh how, like the stars, my buried feelings break free.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, “lifting my eyes” from A Year with Rilke

17. “I am he that walks with the tender and growing night, I call to the earth and sea half-held by the night.” – Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself, 21” from Leaves of Grass: The Deathbed Edition

18. “So tenderly the night wraps you in its arms and leaves stars in your hourglass when you dream with an open heart as you gaze upon its countenance.” – e.v.e.

19. “To sing, to scream, to dance barefoot in the woods in the dead of night…” – Donna Tartt, The Secret History

20. “When we look out into space, we are looking into our own origins because we are truly children of the stars.” – Brian Cox

21. “The stars, like dust, encircle me in living mists of light; and all of the space I seem to see in one vast burst of sight.” – Isaac Asimov, The Stars, Like Dust

22. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore” – Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

23. “I’ve always liked moonless nights best. It’s easier to say things in the dark. It’s easier to be yourself.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

24. “Some nights, the sky is everything it wants, and not just a wall for our fathers to nail prayers against. Let the starlight harden to keys in your hands. Let the stars light your lovely.” – C.T. Salazar, “Poem Ending with Abraham’s Suffering + An Ode” from This Might Have Meant Fire: Poems

25.  “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams

Good Night Quotes For a Deeper Sleep

26. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” – Homer, The Odyssey

27. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E. Joseph Cossman, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

28. “Early to bed, early to rise; makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

29.  “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

30. “Discover the great ideas that lie inside you by discovering the power of sleep.” – Arianna Huffington

31.  “Sleep is an under-ocean dipped into each night.” – Jim Morrison, The Lords and the New Creatures

32. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” – Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

33. “If sleep were a language, it would not sound like nothing, but would instead materialize both longing and distance, history and myth.” – Jennifer S. Chang, “Dear Mao” from House A

34. “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

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35. “O bed! O bed! Delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.” – Thomas Hood, The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

36. “I wish for you a good night, a good sleep, and when you awake with energy and passion you will abound.” – Kate Summers

37. “When one is so tired at the end of a day, one must sleep, and at the next dawn, there are more strawberry runners to set, and so one goes on living, near the earth.” – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

38. “Put my head under my pillow, and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

39. “This is a strange repose, to be asleep with eyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving, and yet so fast asleep.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Good Night Quotes For Sweeter Dreams

40. “The night is longer than a day for those who dream, and the day is longer than night for those who make their dreams come true.” – Jack Kerouac

41. “Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.” – Stuart Scott

42. “No one knows that you dream of me in my own dreams.” – Meg Day, “Aubade for an Accomplice” from Last Psalm at Sea Level

43. “Good night. May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.” – Michael Faudet

44. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allen Poe, Eleonora

45. “And there are the nights when a long caress breaks through the film of sleep yielding something unspeakably true.” – Ann Lauterbach, Many Times, But Then

46.  “All beauty is a dream, even if it exists, for beauty is always more than it is. The beauty I see in you isn’t here, next to me. What I see in you lives where I dream, far away from here. If you exist, I only know it because I just dreamed it.” Fernando Pessoa, “All beauty is a dream, even if it exists” from A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems

47. “A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams, you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep.” – Ilene Woods, Cinderella

48. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

49. “It would’ve been better to have slept and dreamed than to watch the night pass and the slow moon sink.” – Bel Powley, The Diary of a Teenage Girl

50. “Night has brought to those who sleep, only dreams they can not keep.” – Enya, “Paint the Sky With Stars”

51. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest

52. “For a dreamer, night’s the only time of day.” – Forgive Durden, For A Dreamer, Night’s The Only Time Of Day

53. “I desired always to stretch the night and fill it fuller and fuller with dreams.” – Virginia Woolf, The Waves

54. “I am the dream you are dreaming. When you want to awaken, I am that wanting.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, “Ich bin, du Ängstlicher. Hörst du mich nicht” from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

55. “I’m chasing my dreams straight to the top into a sky that has no limits.” – Robert M. Hensel

56. “I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” – Emily Brontё, Wuthering Heights

57. “To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.” – Sir Walter Scott

Good Night Quotes For That Certain Someone

58. “Every night, under the same sky and stars, probably since the emergence of humankind, people around the world have been wishing one another a good night.” – Efrat Shoham, 15 Ways to Say Good Night

59. Someday, you will be in love again. The sun, a wound on your windowsill. Light falls on your dreams. It sounds like someone knocking.” – Sanna Wani, “Memory is Sleeping” from The Puritan

60. “If I had words to make a day for you, I’d sing you a morning golden and true, I would make this day last for all time, then fill the night deep in moonshine.” – James Cromwell, Babe

61. “Darlings, look at the moon feeling blue as the nightfall makes her giggle by asking her for a dance and the whole earth is in lullaby by the sweetness of her laugh.” – Juansen Dizon, Moon Childs

62. “I’m waiting for you, I’m waiting for the evening calm, I’m waiting for our time, the oblique light, this pause between day and night. Peace will come surely. But I can imagine no other peace than that of our two bodies bound together, of our gaze given over to each other – I have no other homeland but you.” – Albert Camus, Correspondence

63. “The nights wouldn’t be as lonely and we’d be dancing under the blushing moonlight with you as my greatest lovely.” – Juansen Dizon, “Pisces & Aries”

64. “Slowly walking on the beach sand at night. Hearing the waves clash on the sand. The lights from the city glowing in the distance. While you’re walking next to me, my arm inclined in yours.” – k.b., beach nights with you

65. “Sleep heavily and know that I am here with you now. The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us? We can cope with that. We can do this together. You and I, drowsily, but comfortably.” Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor, Welcome to Night Vale

66. “I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.”- Roy Orbison, In Dreams

67.  “I love him so much that I sleep embracing him with each of my dreams, with the sweetness of his name in each breath, with the stars of his eyes filling my sky.” – e.v.e.

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68.  “When I asked her once what she would have wanted to be, she made this answer to me: a nightingale. Now she is a nightingale. Every night, night after night, I hear her in the garden of my sleepless dream.” – Rose Auslander, “My Nightingale” from Blind Summer

69.  “Watching the night sky with you. That’s all I dream about.” – k.b., nothing more and nothing less

70.  “I dreamt of you, and when I awoke I was sure your spirit had just fluttered from the room. I have yanked you from your sleep before – into the dream I was dreaming. Twisted you like a spiral of hair around a finger. Love, you arrived with your heart full of birds.” – Sandra Cisneros, “Eyes of Zapata” from Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry

71.  “If there’s a moon tonight, my love, I would gladly see her reflected in your eyes; for the way you see things in awe and wonder makes me want to live with you in breath then in paradise.” – Juansen Dizon, Luna & you

72. “The day is over, it’s time for rest. Sleep well my dear you gave it your best. Tomorrow comes, oh so soon, close your eyes and awake before noon.” – Catherine Pulsifer

73.  “On the other edge of the night, love is possible.” – Alejandra Pizarnik, Oblivion

74.  “The night is cold and delicate and full of angels.” – John Ashbury, “Rivers and Mountains” from The Ecclesiast

75.  “Here, it was only her spirit and the stars, in a silent magnificent conversation.” – Tessa Gratton, The Queens of Innis Lear

76.  “Some flowers bloom at night.” – Nicole Kidman, Wind Rider

77.  “O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.” – Christopher Marlowe, The Tragic History of Dr. Faustus

Good Night Quotes That Reflect on a Better Tomorrow

78.  “As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. Sleep peacefully knowing you’ve done all you can do for today.” – Roald Dahl

79. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson 79) “Night is the wonderful opportunity to take rest, to forgive, to smile, to get ready for all the battles that you have to fight tomorrow.” – Allen Ginsberg

80. “Day is over, night has come. Today is gone, what’s done is done. Embrace your dreams, through the night. Tomorrow comes with a whole new light.” – George Orwell

81. “Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and the sun will shine brighter than ever.” – Ernest Hemingway

82. “Watch another falling star and send a wish down with it. The path ahead seems very far but all this while you’ve made it. Months have passed that you did not believe would ever come. Look not at what you could not do but all that you have done. So much more still waits for you, just watch the evening sky, and wish upon that falling star and know that it did shine.” – Ellis Nightingale

83. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

84. “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” – Aaron Eckhart, Batman: The Dark Knight

85. “Fear can keep us up all night long but faith makes one fine pillow.” – Philip Gulley

86. “Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston

87. “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oldtown Folks

88. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

89. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

90. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

91. “Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better.” – Harry Dean Stanton

92. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

93.  “Disappointment always arrives before hope and the darkness of night comes before the dawn. Don’t lose hope now because things will be brighter with the new day.” – Henry Rollins

94.“You can’t change everything in one night, but one night can change everything.” – John Updike

95.“Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being.” – Rumi

96. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves?” – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

97. “Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” – Tyler Kent White

98. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the grief, the closer is God.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

99. “About tomorrow, who knows anything. Except that it will be time, again, for the deepening and quieting of the spirit.” – Mary Oliver, “Swimming, One Day in August” from Red Bird: Poems

100. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

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7 Nighttime Routine Tips to Relax and Get Good Sleep

1. Meditation

At the end of a stressful day, what better to relieve your physical and mental anxieties than daily meditation. It has been scientifically proven that meditation and mindful breathing can help alleviate the troubles of insomnia and improve the overall quality of sleep.

Just twenty minutes of meditation before you go to sleep is crucial as it promotes relaxation during the time where you need it most. Here is a guided sleeping meditation to help you get started:

2. Drink Tea

Certain herbal teas like lavender, valerian root, and chamomile are known sleep inducers. These teas have been universally seen as a natural sleep aid and have been used for centuries for relaxation.

Though, it is best to avoid drinking any liquids one to two hours before bedtime to prevent Nocturia or frequent nighttime urination.

3. Play White Noise

To those unfamiliar with what white noise is, it is every audible frequency at the same amplitude. Examples of white noise include the sounds of television static, raindrops, and gusts of wind.

Many find white noise to be more comforting while they sleep than the sound of “black noise,” or complete silence, because it reduces noise pollution. Some people buy white noise machines, but a fan, or this YouTube video, serves the same purpose.

4. Take a Melatonin Supplement

Melatonin supplements have been shown to be greatly helpful for insomniacs. The recommended dosage is one to three milligrams (gummy or tablet) before bedtime, when the body’s naturally-produced melatonin is at its highest.

However, it does not work for everyone, so it is recommended that you speak to your healthcare provider before taking these supplements.

5. Avoid Eating Late at Night

Though it is sometimes tempting to grab a midnight snack, this could lead to restless sleep. To avoid disturbing the body’s natural release of melatonin and HGH, it is recommended that people don’t eat two hours before they go to sleep.

Additionally, eating too late at night can also lead to unhealthy habits and weight gain.

6. Don’t Exercise Right Before Bedtime

After a long period of exercise, the body naturally processes stimulants like adrenaline and epinephrine. Both of these neurotransmitters will keep your body up at night and lead to a restless sleep.

Avoid doing any heavy exercising one hour before bedtime. You could also opt for an alternative leisurely workout such as yoga or walking.

7. Avoid Taking Long Naps During the Day

While a small twenty to thirty minute nap can help rejuvenate your day, napping for too long can make it difficult to sleep at night. Avoid napping after two in the afternoon and limit yourself to only short naps to maintain a consistent sleep cycle.

In college, every hour of sleep cannot be taken for granted. Schoolwork, part-time jobs, commitments with family and friends, and other responsibilities can contribute to a crowded schedule. Oftentimes, you feel like you have no time to sleep.

On certain occasions when you tell yourself that you’re going to go to bed early, you find it hard to settle down and relax.

Your routine is inconsistent and you are unsure how to fix it. Luckily, it can be very easy to change your sleep cycle to get the amount of rest you need. Hopefully, these good night quotes and nighttime routine tips can be the first step in achieving a more relaxing sleep.

Check out this video on how to keep a calm evening routine!

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80 Selfish Quotes – Best Quotes About Not Being Selfish

Are you feeling selfish and looking for some inspiration on how to be okay with selfishness? Check out these quotes about selfishness that will make you feel better.

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For selfish people their things and their needs always come first. And in some cases, the rest don’t even exist for them. It is practically impossible for them to understand that there are others with needs besides their own.

Their gaze is so focused on themselves that everything else is blurred or disappears. It is said that those kinds of people are not capable of giving up something of their own in order to include the needs of the other.

It’s okay to be selfish at times and not place everyone in front of you, because you can´t always prioritize the needs of others over your own.

But on the other hand, you can´t always be the center of attention, and your problems are not the hardest ones in the world, so it’s good to have in mind that if you can help someone in any kind of way, you should.  

Not everyone has the same blessings and misfortunes, you never know what others around you are battling with, so being considerate with the ones around you can really make a difference in another person’s life.

And as the Chinese proverb says “if you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” Selfishness is a behavior that presents very notorious characteristics, which we detect daily in many people with whom we share life.

It may be that we are in a relationship with a selfish person, that we have a co-worker who acts selfishly, or that a friend or family member behaves that way.

The truth is that sharing life with a selfish person is not easy. So here I leave you with these heartwarming selfish quotes that will make you think twice at the opportunity of helping someone.

 

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Best Quotes About Selfishness

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  1. ¨ Who wants everything every time will lose everything anytime. ¨- Vikrant Parsai
  2. ¨ Selfishness is the most unattractive virtue a mortal can possess. ¨ – Suyasha Subedi
  3. ¨ Selfishness is the greatest challenge for a coach. Most players are more concerned with making themselves better than the team. ¨ – John Wooden
  4. ¨ Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets, their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming. ¨- Steve Maraboli
  5. ¨ The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish. ¨ – Viveka Vani
  6. ¨ Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either. ¨ – Erich Fromm
  7. ¨ Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. ¨- Harry S. Truman
  8. ¨ The only difference between a hero and a villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people. ¨ – Chadwick Boseman
  9. ¨ While selfishness joins hands with no one of the virtues, benevolence is allied to them all. ¨ – Oliver Goldsmith
  10.  ¨ Selfishness is not living as one wishing to live. It is asking others to live s one wishes to live. ¨ – Oscar Wilde
  11. ¨ It´s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. ¨- Adrian Grenier
  12. ¨ Selfish people try to keep or get things but they lose people. ¨ – Hannah Garrison
  13. ¨ Remember that life is too precious to be wasted on selfish people who have no desire to help anyone but themselves. ¨ – Unknown
  14. ¨ It is impossible to be both selfish and happy. ¨ – Dark Angel
  15. ¨ No man is more cheated than the selfish man. ¨ – Henry Ward Beecher
  16. ¨ The age of selfishness and greed is over. The age of kindness and generosity is underway. ¨ – Laurence Overmire
  17. ¨ Earth provides enough to satisfy every man´s needs, but not every man´s greed. ¨ – Mahatma Gandhi
  18. ¨ Having trouble spotting a selfish person? It´s about their schedule, their needs, their hurt feelings, their ideas, their goals, their…¨ – Shannon Thomas
  19.  ¨ The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit. ¨- Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  20. ¨ There is only one force stronger than selfishness, and that is stupidity. ¨ – Ellen Glasgow

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Best Quotes About Not Being Selfish 

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  1. ¨ A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses. ¨- Oscar Wilde
  2. ¨ If you want to be accepted as you are, but you expect others to be perfect… You are selfish! ¨ – Quentin McCall
  3. ¨ Don´t be selfish, don’t be selfless, just be self – full. ¨ – Pretty Smart Techie
  4. ¨ Intensely selfish people re always very decided s to what hey wish. They do not waste their energies considering the good of others. ¨ – Ouida
  5. ¨ Don´t be selfish; don´t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don´t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. ¨ – Dariene Zshech
  6. ¨ As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision. ¨- Helen Keller
  7. ¨ Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. ¨- Khalil Gibran
  8. ¨ To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. ¨- Gustave Flaubert
  9. ¨ Selfish people don´t consider how their behavior affects the other. Their own convenience is all that matters. ¨ – Unknown
  10. ¨ Motives for greed and selfishness are often attributed to toil and source of riches. ¨ – Michael Bassey Johnson
  11. ¨ Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. ¨ – Lao Tzu
  12. ¨ If you can, help others, if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. ¨ – Dalai Lama
  13. ¨ Save me from elfish and negative people. And also, from those who have bad habits. ¨ – Sunita Sharma
  14. ¨A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbors. ¨- Richard Whately
  15. ¨ A good man cares about others. A good man has not only selfish desires. He is not only centered in himself. A bad man has no concern for others. He has only selfish concerns. He is centered in his own world. ¨ – Swami Dhyan Giten
  16. ¨ Selfishness is neither good nor bad – it depends on the way e are selfish s to whether it nourishes or injures. ¨ – Hugh Prather
  17. ¨ Selfishness at the expense of others is bad. Self-care or the betterment of others is good. ¨ – Richie Norton
  18. ¨ Selfishness isn´t bad, but being so at the cost of someone’s happiness, is a sin. ¨ – Akki
  19. ¨ Selfish people often mistake selfishness for strength It takes no talent, no intelligence, no self-control and no effort to sacrifice other people for your ego. ¨- Unknown
  20. ¨ Selfish people are, by definition, those whose activities e devoted to bringing themselves happiness. Yet… these selfish people are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy. ¨ – Bernard Rimland

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Selfish Quotes About Love

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  1. ¨ People don´t abandon the people they love. People abandon the people they were using. ¨- Unknown
  2. ¨ If you love without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return or something. It is conditional love. ¨ – Dada Vaswani
  3. ¨ Love wasn´t selfless, and it wasn´t selfish either. It was saying that another person´s self was just as important as yours, and expecting them to feel the same way. ¨- Rose Lerner
  4. ¨ Love is the most selfish of all the passions. ¨ – Alexandre Dumas
  5. ¨ Selfishness does not consist in love for yourself, but in a big degree of such love. ¨ – Unknown
  6. ¨ Selfishness, control, and fear will break almost any relationship. Generosity, freedom, and love will create the most beautiful relationship: an ongoing romance. ¨ – Don Miguel Ruiz
  7. ¨ Selfishness and love are not bedfellows, and that is the reason why we cannot be together anymore. ¨- Unknown
  8. ¨ Love is the highest act of selfishness, the best gift you can give to yourself. ¨- Bernard Werber
  9. ¨ Self-love is not selfishness, in fact, it´s a true love that nobody could do to you. ¨- Bhagyashree
  10. ¨ Love is the most ethically consistent experience, because selfishness and altruism no longer seem opposed or in conflict. ¨- Peter Breggin

Selfish Quotes for Her

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  1. ¨ But more women should be selfish, ´ she said. ´Or else the world will trample you. ¨ – Tayari Jones, An American Marrriage
  2. ¨ I´m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I´m out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can´t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don´t deserve me at my best. ¨ – Marylin Monroe
  3. ¨ By nice women . . . you probably mean selfish women who have no more thought for the underprivileged, overworked women than a pussycat in a sunny window for the starving kitten in the street. Now in that sense, I am not a nice woman, for I do care. ¨ – Nellie L. McClung
  4. ¨ Only two species of living creatures are able to use the love for their selfish purposes- women and cats. ¨- Unknown
  5. ¨ You know, Emily was a selfish old woman n her way. She was very generous, but he always wanted a return. She never let people forget what she had done for them – and, that way he missed love. ¨ – Agatha Christie
  6. ¨ I prefer a loose woman to a selfish one and a wanton to a fool. ¨- W. Somerset Maugham
  7. ¨ Good mothers make all kinds of choices. Making a decision that might sound selfish does not make a woman a bad mother. ¨ Jada Pinkett Smith
  8. ¨ Be selfish enough to have self-love, self-worth and self-respect. ¨ – Unknown
  9. ¨ Because I´m selfish. I´m a coward. I´m the kind of girl who, when he might actually be of use, would run to stay alive and leave those who couldn´t follow to suffer d die. ¨- Suzanne Collins
  10.  ¨ Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country f its beauty, its riches or its romance. ¨- Theodore Roosevelt

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Selfish Quotes for Friends

  1. ¨ Some people aren´t loyal o you… They are loyal to the need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty. ¨ – Unknown
  2. ¨ You shouldn´t always be available for someone who doesn´t even ask how you’re doing. ¨ – RJYSH
  3. ¨ I have many friends who are selfish. So, I rather stay alone because loneliness is better than a loveless friendship. ¨- Annu
  4. ¨ Most people want to see you do better. But not better than them. ¨- London Mond
  5. ¨ Don’t be friends with Selfish people because they don’t care about you at all, they just want to use you for their own benefit…. ¨ – Dead Man Writeups
  6. ¨ Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch. ¨ ― Frank Sonnenberg
  7. ¨Your healing will begin the moment you realize who you need to distance yourself from.¨  ― r. m. drake
  8. ¨ A selfish friend invites you into their maze of painful emotions and then traps you there.¨  ― Christina J. Daniels
  9. ¨ None are so inconsiderate as those who demand nothing of life other than their own personal comfort. ¨ ― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  10. ¨ Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. ¨ ― Gordon B. Hinckley
  11.  “It’s hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It’s hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.” ― Isaiah Thomas
  12. “What you love is your own love. It’s not love, it’s selfishness. It’s not me you think of, but what you feel about me.” ― John Fowles, The Collector
  13. ¨ Selfishness is if you only remember a friend if you need something from them. ¨ – Unknown
  14. ¨ You´re either selfish, or you´re a servant… fundamentally selfish people are terrible friends, terrible lovers, terrible spouses, terrible Christians, terrible parents. They leave a terrible legacy. Will you be selfish? Will you be a servant?… A good marriage is a servant and a servant. ¨ – Mark Driscoll
  15. ¨ Selfish friends leave when times get tough. ¨- Sonya Teclai
  16. ¨ Selfish friends are your worst enemy. ¨ – Hasnat Ch
  17. ¨ A selfish man doesn´t care if his best friend drowns beside him. ¨- Joe Cervantes
  18. ¨ Selfish friends only have themselves in the end. ¨- Unknown
  19. ¨ I said I’m selfish, I’m a liar and I’m broken. Shit runs through my head every day that I would never tell anyone. You’re just like me. The only difference is that I’m honest enough to scream my flaws in the lines of this song¨ – Real Friends Dirty Water
  20. Selfish friends have a hard time understanding the fact that your life doesn’t revolve around them. ¨ – Christina J. Daniels

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Final Thoughts on Selfish Quotes

Selfishness is nothing more than a problematic individualism that basically opposes self-interest and the interests of others. This anti-value puts men at odds with themselves by creating a hunger that cannot be satisfied.

Up to that point, it is a constant source of disease. It is a term associated with superfluous and extravagant needs.

Furthermore, it implies self-gain at the expense of others. Its means are inconsistent with self-realization and self-interest. And it doesn’t understand that human potential is fulfilled through one’s own efforts, without usurping what legitimately belongs to others.

This self-centered selfishness is the root from which we build a victimizing and reactive personality, always complaining and blaming something or someone external to us every time things don’t turn out as expected.

And it permanently reveals our feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction, which leads us to obsessively seek sources of escape 24 hours a day.

Ironically, the more self-centered our worldview is, the more we see others as selfish. So, I hope these selfish quotes clean your energy and help you make that change in your attitudes that will surely lead you to a better and more peaceful life.

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100 Best Brother Quotes – The Ultimate 2022 Guide

Are you having trouble thinking of ways to show your love for your brother? Check out these brother quotes to share your affection.

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Here you´ll find the best brother quotes that will remind you how blessed you are to have a brother.

In houses where there is more than one child, there is crying, fighting and naughtiness, but there is also tenderness, affection, and protection.

Having a brother should not mean the loss of benefits but the gain of love, friendship, laughter and games. 

Having a brother for any child or adult means not being alone in the face of life’s challenges, having company in difficult times and someone to lean on.

This relationship is usually the longest in our lives, and the most important one because it forms the guidelines of each one’s personality. 

Brothers are companions of the soul, life and heart. Normally a brother relationship survives despite conflicts and rough times.

Appreciate every second you have with your brother because having a brother can be the greatest blessing in your life, yet the hardest farewell.

So let these brother quotes sink deep inside your heart, make you appreciate the unconditional partner you´ll have through this road called life, and help you express it to him with all the love he deserves. 

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  • Best Brother Quotes

    1. “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” – Marc Brown
    2. “There´s no other love like the love for a brother. There´s no other love like the love from a brother.” – Astrid Alauda
    3. “A brother is a friend given by nature.” – Jean Baptiste Legouve
    4. “Because brothers don´t let each other wander in the dark alone.” – Jolene Perry
    5. “Once a brother, always a brother no matter the distance, no matter the difference, and no matter the issue.” – Byron Pulsifer
    6. “Only a brother can love like a father, annoy like a sister, care like a mother and support like a friend. I love you my brother.” – Joyce Knight 
    7. “There is no success you can celebrate more than the success of a brother. – Diego Luna
    8. “Never make a companion equal to a brother.” – Hesoid
    9. “No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another.” – Barry White
    10. “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. – King Solomon
    11. “Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other – they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.” Leonardo DiCaprio
    12. “It takes two men to make one brother.” – Israel Zangwill
    13. “When I look at each of my brothers, I see two things. First, I see the next place I want to leave a rosy welt. Second, I see a good man who will always be there, no matter how hard life gets for me or him. Then, I get out of the way because I realize he’s coming at me with a wet dish towel.” – Dan Pearce
    14. “Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.” – Jane Austen
    15. “Books are like brothers. I am an only child. Gatsby is my imaginary eldest brother.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
    16. “I think, am sure, a brother´s love exceeds all the world´s loves in its unworldliness.” – Robert Browning
    17. “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it´s just an excuse to hug each other.” – James Patterson
    18. “Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” – Sam Levenson
    19. “What strange creatures brothers are!” – Jane Austen
    20. “No matter what you choose, you´ll always be my little brother.” Denahi, Brother Bear

    Brother Quotes from Sister

    1. “I grew up with a younger brother, so I can get pretty rowdy.” – Sarah Wynter 
    2. “Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends.” – Robert Brault
    3. “There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother…. Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too.” – Anna Quindlen
    4. “Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” – Vietnamese Proverb
    5. “After a girl is grown, her little brothers, now her protectors, seem like big brothers.” – Terri Guillemets
    6. “As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn´t care, but I always knew they looked out for me and were there!” – Catherine Pulsifer 
    7. “She was sad, he was with her. She was mad, he was with her. She was happy, he was with her. Who was he? Boyfriend, best friend? Nah, brother…” – Mohit, The Writer´s Saying
    8. “Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” – Susan Scarf Merrell
    9. “Brothers and sisters can say things to one another that no one else can.” – Gregory E. Lang
    10. “Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.” – Suzie Huitt
    11. “Sisters and brothers just happen, we don´t get to choose them, but they become one of our most cherished relationships.” – Wes Adamson
    12. “The love between a brother and sister just over a year apart in age held fast. It wasn´t twinship, and it wasn´t romance, but it was more like a passionate loyalty to a dying brand.” Meg Wolitzer
    13. “As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn´t understand it and would try to talk him out of it.” – Taryn Manning
    14. “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte Gray
    15. “We shred parents, home, pets, celebrations, catastrophes, secrets. And the threads of our experience became so interwoven that we are linked. I can never be utterly lonely, knowing you share the planet.” – Pam Brown
    16. “The bond between a sister and brother sometimes tightly woven sometimes loosely held, but never broken.” – Niloy Sarbajna
    17. “To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each together as we always were. We know each other´s hearts. We share private family jokes. we remember family feuds and secrets; family grieves and joys. We live outside the touch of time.” – Clara Ortega
    18. “If you have a brother or sister, tell them you love them every day, that´s the most beautiful thing.” – Amaury Nolasco
    19. “Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being part of you.” – Carol Ann Albright Eastman
    20. “A sibling represents a person´s past, present, and future.” – John Corey Whaley

     

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    Funny Brother Quotes

    1. “Brothers that say they never fight, are most definitely hiding something.” – Lemony Snicket
    2. “Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring- quite often the hard way.” Pamela Dugdale 
    3. “I miss my brother. Prince was a funny cat. Great sense of humor.” – Spike Lee
    4. “Everyone know that if you´ve got a brother you´re going to fight.”. – Liam Gallagher
    5. “For ever and ever, kid, until you´re tired of seeing me.” – Marie Lu, Legend
    6. “No, you should stay right where you are, or my estranged brother and I will settle our difference by seeing who can break more of your bones.” – Rachel Vincent, Before I wake
    7. “And of course, when you see your brother in the toilet bowl…there’s a little voice that say, ‘I wonder where he would go…’…if it hadn’t been for his head…” – Bill Cosby
    8. “God, I wish he and I had been genuinely close as opposed to the”Don’t-they-look-nice-together-in-the-airbrushed-family-portrait close.” – Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus
    9. “You have a little brother,”she reminded him.I know,”answered Yard Ape,”but we just keep him for a pet.” -” Beverly Clearly, Ramona´s World
    10. “To share your bread with your brother is the most beautiful thing to do.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
    11. “Some girls have brothers who burp; some have brothers who punch them. I have one who thinks he’s parked at my house temporarily while he’s between intergalactic voyages.” – Cindy Callaghan, Lost in Hollywood
    12. “The only reason that some people aren’t ashamed of their parents and/or siblings is because they know that we know that they did not choose them.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
    13. “Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now dad is saying,”where the heck’s the toilet plunger gone?” – Shel Silverstein
    14. “What brothers say to tease their sisters has nothing to do with what they really think of them.” – Esther M. Friesner, Nobody´s Princess
    15. Siblings have always marked out territory through food.” – Bee Wilson, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
    16. “Oh, brothers! I don’t care for brothers. My older brother won’t die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.” – Oscar Wilde
    17. “The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.”Jane Austen
    18. “My elder brother won’t die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.” – Oscar Wilde
    19. “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.” – Bob Hope 
    20. “The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother – and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.” –  Winston Pendleton.

     

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    Heartwarming Emotional Brother Quotes

    1. “We came into the world like brother and brother; and now let´s go in hand, not one before another.” – William Shakespeare 
    2. “In death as in life, we stand together, always a family, always a team. The brotherhood never dies.” – Marcus Luttrell
    3. “We didn´t realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun.” – Winnie the Pooh
    4. “Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.” – Jeffrey Kluger
    5. “Your brother is always the first male friend you will have in your life. Nobody will ever be able to understand your craziness like your brother and although you don’t see each other as much as you’d like, he will always remain your friend and be there for you when you need him the most. While people will come and go in your life, your brother will be in your heart for a lifetime.” – Ritu Ghatourey
    6. “He is my most beloved friend and my bitterest rival, my confidant and my betrayer, my sustainer and my dependent, and scariest of all, my equal.” – Gregg Levoy
    7. “The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.” – Martin Luther King Jr
    8. “The crest and crowning of all good, life’s final star, is brotherhood.” – Edwin Markham
    9. “I grew up with an older brother, and the bond between siblings is unlike anything else, and it can be a real journey to accept what that bond is once you both mature into it. Because it’s not always what you want. It’s not always what you expect. It’s not always what you imagined or hoped. But it’s one of the most important things in the world.” – Ben Schnetzer
    10. “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” – John Paul II
    11. “My brother is worth a thousand of your friend.” – Cersei Lannister
    12. “Will you be there for him if he needs you? Of course. Should you love him without question? Absolutely.” – David Levithan
    13. “The Wright Brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.” – Charles Kettering
    14. “Pain shared, my brother, is pain not doubled but halved. No man is an island.” – Neil Gaiman
    15. “When you are a grown up your brothers become your neighbors and your unconditional brotherhood become your conditional neighborhood.” – Amit Kalantri
    16. “Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, ready willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.” – Tim Hetherington
    17. “My loyalty to my brother is how I measure myself.” – Reggie Kray, Legend
    18. “A sibling may be the keeper of one´s identity, the only person with the keys to one´s unfettered or fundamental self.” – Marian Sandmaier
    19. “An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship” – Spanish Proverb
    20. “Behind every great man, is a good brother.” – Nathan Followill

     

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    Long Distance Brother Quotes

    1. “Distance is to love like wind is to fire… it extinguishes the small and kindles the great!” – Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
    2. “Never forget who was with you from the start.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour
    3. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I´ll miss you, until we meet again.” – Richard Engelfriet
    4. “You went away so suddenly. We did not say goodbye. But brothers can never be parted. Precious memories never die.” – Khalil Gibran
    5. “What if I´m far from home oh brother I will hear you call, what if I lose it all oh sister, I will help you out oh if the sky is coming down for you there´s nothing in this world I wouldn´t do.” – Avicii
    6. “I miss my brother, and if you won´t fight for the things that made you happy then I´m going to fight for you.” – Krista Ritchie
    7. “Our path may change as life goes along, but the bond between us remains ever strong.” – Marian Sandmaier
    8. “A family together, never apart maybe in distance but never at heart.” – Anna Smith 
    9. “You can put miles between you and your family but you carry them with you; you live in a world and a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner 
    10. “Love knows no distance, it hath no continent, its eyes are for the stars.” – Gilbert Parker
    11. “Distance between two people is inconsequential when their souls are united.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
    12. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” – Thomas Haynes Bayly
    13. “Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.” – Albert Einstein 
    14. “Oceans separate lands, not souls.” – Munia Khan
    15. “Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn´t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” – Nicholas Spark 
    16. “I found that I missed him the more he was absent from my life, and the more I missed him, the more I loved him.” – Donna Lynn Hope
    17. “It´s not the distance that´s the enemy, but the endless time I have to wait to hold you in my arms.” – Livius Besski
    18. “The distance may be far and wide, but my heart can cover them all. The space between us is so much more but you should know that. I love you so!” – Linda Roy
    19. “Distance means so little when someone means so much.” – Tom McNeal
    20. “As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we´re still together.” – Donna Lynn Hope

    Final Thoughts

    There is no relationship comparable to that established between siblings. Despite the tense moments, even despite those battles in which they seem to become irreconcilable enemies, the bond that unites brothers is something special.

    During childhood, each brother might deploy certain strategies to get the attention of their parents, but once they reach maturity, siblings often leave the differences of the past to take care of each other.

    It is a special bond that they do not choose. It is the blood that unites them, and it is the day-to-day experiences that build a union that knows no time, gender or age. 

    Brothers are also the ones who forge many features of the other’s identity, and they stand up as a supporter in challenging moments. Our brothers are a bond of union and balance that will always accompany us.

    We all have our nuances, our follies and responsibilities. We share the same traits and we even laugh the same. And although we have taken different paths, we are always united by the same lane: love.

    So, if you have the luck of having a brother, share these heartwarming quotes with them, because there is no moment quite like the present to show our love for one another. 

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100 Parents Quotes To Show Them Your Unconditional Love

Are you looking for ways to show your parents your love? Check out these parents quotes to show them your unconditional love.

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College is an exciting period in your life where you can explore your true self and learn to be an independent adult as you embrace parts of the world you have yet to see. This first taste of freedom can be thrilling, as you no longer need to listen to or follow the opinions of your parents. 

You can dye your hair whatever color you want. You can stay up late without consequences. You are an adult now and you are just mature enough to make decisions for yourself without the supervision of your parents.

However, for some, they may find themselves homesick after a few months at college. For most, this is your first time away from your parents and you are currently adjusting to living outside of your home.

For those who commute to college, you may still share a home with your parents, but are not able to spend as much time with them as you used to because you are making time for classes, clubs, and college friends. 

As winter break begins, during which many college students return home for a short time before the spring semester begins, it is time to reconnect with your parents and remind them about how much you love them.

Through these parents quotes, you can show your parents how you truly appreciate them, even as you grow and change as an individual!

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Parent Quotes

1) “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

2) “The most valuable investment we can make is in our children’s education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn.” – Martin O’Malley

3) “Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.” – Alvin Price

4) “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” – Joyce Maynard

5) “What’s important for my daughter to know is that… if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.” – Kamala Harris

6) “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

7) “Good parents hardly parent. They let their kids learn, fail and grow without interference.” – Trevor Carss

8) “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato

9) “The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” – Benjamin Spock

10) “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – Aisha Tyler, Criminal Minds

11) “Children learn to smile from their parents.” – Shinichi Suzuki

12) “My parents raised me to treat people the way you would want to be treated and to be polite.” – Paul Rudd

13) “You try as a parent. You love beyond reason. You fight beyond endurance. You hope beyond despair. You never think, until the very last moment, that it still might not be enough.” – Lisa Gardner, Live to Tell

14) “You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and — in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love — you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.” – Ursula Hegi

15) “My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn.” – Steven Spielberg

16) “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” – Pope John Paul II

17) “The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” – Frank A. Clark

18) “Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models.” – Lee Haney

19) No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us. – Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

20) “Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.” – Maria Shriver

 

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Quotes About Loving Parents

21) “I knew I was going to love my daughter, but I had no idea how much I would love her.” – Jeremy Sisto

22) “The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

23) “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” – Robert Brault

24) “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

25) “One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter.” – Ace Frehley

26) “You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.” – Barbara Bush

27) “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” – Og Mandino

28) “I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters” – Mitch Albom, For One More Day

29) “From your parents, you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other.” – Helen Hayes

30) “There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

31) “In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.” – Lisa T. Shepherd

32) “What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicolas Sparks, The Wedding

33) “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

34) “The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?” – Augustus Hare

35) There are no sacrifices greater than what parents make for their children.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

36) “To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.” – James E. Faust

37) “Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving.” – Dr. T. P. Chia

38) “My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen

39) “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman

40) “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers

 

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Quotes About Parent Love

41) “When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” – Hugh Jackman

42) “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” – Abraham Lincoln

43) “The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” – Debra Ginsberg

44) “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint

45) “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

46) “It’s a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love.” – Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

47) “To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know.” – Thomas S. Monson

48) “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

49) “The reason we love our parents is because they loved us first.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

50) “My parents danced together, her head on his chest. Both had their eyes closed. They seemed so perfectly content. If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you’re lucky. Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day. The image of them gently swaying to the music is how I picture love in my mind even after all these years.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

51) “The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn.” – Joyce Maynard

52) “I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I’d turned out. Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not the destination.” – Nicolas Sparks

53) “The love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

54) “Love your parents -while we are busy growing up, they are growing old.” – Harlan Coben, Suche mich nicht

55) “His parents never talked about how they met, but when Park was younger, he used to try to imagine it. He loved how much they loved each other. It was the thing he thought about when he woke up scared in the middle of the night. Not that they loved him–they were his parents, they had to love him. That they loved each other. They didn’t have to do that.”- Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

56) “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Friedrich Schille

57) “The love a parent feels for a child is strange. There is a starting point to our love for everyone else, but not this person. This one we have always loved, we loved them before they even existed. No matter how well prepared they are, all moms and dads experience a moment of total shock, when the tidal wave of feelings first washed through them, knocking them off their feet.” – Fredrik Backman, Beartown

58) “They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite.” – Patrick Ness

59) “Just to make a home there, and to care for my parents when they grow older. Never to move, never to board a plane again, just to live quietly and then be buried in the earth.” – Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

60) “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” – Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

Parent Quotes From Daughter

61) “To a father, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Joe Mantegna, Criminal Minds

62) “Love, respect and appreciate your parents as it is the one gift they truly cherish and desire.” – Margo Vader

63) “I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her an intelligent, strong and responsible woman.” – Isaiah Mustafa

64) “A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” – Hellen Rice

65) “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

66) “So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” – Virginia Satir

67) “Give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” – Warsan Shire

68) “It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment.” – Felicity Bauer

69) “Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” – Clementine Paddleford

70) “I love my mother and father. The older I get, the more I value everything that they gave me.” – Liev Schreiber

71) “I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year

72) “It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.” – Dawn French

73) “There is no such thing as being the perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

74) “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

75) “I do not tell you often enough, dear Mother, how very grateful I am that I am yours. It is a rare parent who would offer a child such latitude and understanding. It is an even rarer one who calls a daughter friend.” – Julia Quinn, To Sir Phillip, With Love

76) “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” – A.J. Cook, Criminal Minds

77) “There was something I wanted, something I envisioned, loving parents, a happy home with everyone smiling at me. A home that no one would ever want to leave, a warm place, a warm person. It exists, I know it does” – Natsuki Takaya

78) “Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

79) “Real love ought to be more like a tree and less like a flower. That’s the kind of love my parents had. Not so consuming and more everlasting.” – Mya Robarts, The V Girl: a Coming-of-Age Story

80) “The love a parent had for a child, there is nothing else like it. No other love so consuming.” – Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

 

Related: 120 Most Inspirational & Motivational Quotes for College Students

Thank You Quotes for Parents

81) “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

82) “When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman

83) “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

84) “I thank God that I’m a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I’m grateful that I know where I come from.” – Shakira

85) “I want to thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities.” – Tina Fey

86) “My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.” – Kate Middleton

87) “My parents, my family, that’s the biggest inspiration in my life. I’ve been in a lot of dark spots in my life, and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be able to get out of it, but they are who they are.” – J. R. Smith

88) “My parents, especially my mother, has been my pillar of strength.” – Sangram Singh

89) “My parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy.” – Manushi Chhillar

90) “We don’t really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don’t really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents.” – Roy T. Bennett

91) “I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.” – Jim Carrey

92) “Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” – Bob Keeshan

93) “Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors, and providers for their children.” – Iyanla Vanzant

94) “I thought there were moments to complain about your parents and moments to be grateful, and it was a shame to mix those moments up.” – Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

95) “Most parents try really hard to give their kids the best possible life. They give them the best food and clothes they can afford, take their own kind of take on training kids to be honest and polite.” – Thisuri Wanniarachchi, Colombo Streets

96) “I owe my success to Allah and my parents who have sacrificed so much to get me where I am.” – Javed Ali

97) “My mother has been the greatest influence on my life, morally. When I get right down to it, my mother and father are two people I can count on no matter what.” – Jack Wagner

98) “My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.” – Kobe Bryant

99) “Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.” – Ezra Taft Benson

100) “Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers.” – Stephen King

Final Thoughts

The period in your life when you attend college can be a very confusing time between you and your parents. You crave your independence as an adult and want to explore what the world has to offer outside of your home.

On the other hand, your parents have to adjust to you needing your own space and not needing their guidance all of the time. Sometimes parents feel neglected when you start college because they feel that you are leaving them for bigger and better things. 

What you need to do to show them that you are always thinking of them is through small reminders. When you are home for winter break, try your best to reconnect with your parents and make sure they are giving you the attention they deserve.

Eat breakfast with them or offer to watch a movie with them; it’s all about making them feel appreciated. With these parent quotes, you can find the right words to say to your mother and father to show them your unconditional love. 

Check out this video with more inspirational and motivational quotes about parents! 

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