[In Deuteronomy 5:9 The Bible Says "I The Lord Your God Am A Jealous God, Visiting The Iniquity Of The Fathers Upon The Children To The Third And The Fourth Generation Of Those Who Hate Me." I Used To Find This An Appallling Sentence...But I've Come To Appreciate It. The Trick Is, You Have To See The Passage As A Warning That Your Moral Failings Will Affect Your Kids' Ability To Make The Right Choices. If You Beat Your Son, He'll Be More Likely To Beat His Son. If You Get Angry At Cantaloupe-related Mishaps, Your Son Will Too. What Better Deterrent Could There Be To Bad Behavior?]

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"A dragon for a familiar!" Trom exclaimed."Thats what I said to her or close to it anyway," the dragon said."Youre supposed to be helping me make you my familiar," I said to the dragon."Yeah, I know; I meant for that to sound better than it did," the dragon replied."

Saint Francis De Sales Quotes

"Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off."

Lili Taylor Quotes

"I like to play smart, three-dimensional women. I also like to play roles where the women are a little crazy. I just have a feel for crazy people."

Gemma Malley Quotes

"Danger manifests itself in many ways, Peter. Brilliance of mind can be as dangerous as a loaded weapon."

Ted Allen Quotes

"People who hardly ever cook at all, suddenly at the holidays, feel like its their responsibility to not only cook dinner for large groups of people suddenly, but to serve things that are fussy or fancy or formal. And I dont think thats what anybody really wants, especially if youre not good at it."

Constantine Karamanlis Quotes

"We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him."

Jack McBrayer Quotes

"When I was working at Teleflora, I got booked to do Talladega Nights, so I went and did that. That was really my first big break ev-er. I made as much from my per diem during the three-month shoot as I did for the entire previous year."

Jimmy Smits Quotes

"In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer. I was just one of the many workers trying to do my part to help the community."

Emily Auerbach Quotes

"Eudora Welty singles out for praise Austens "habit of seeing both sides of her own subject - of seeing it indeed in the round". ... Both men and women can be vain about their appearances, selfish about money, overawed by rank, and limited by parochialism; both men and women can function capably, think profoundly, feel deeply, create imaginatively, laugh wittily, and love faithfully. Without vindicating the rights of anyone directly, Austen posits a humanism far ahead of her time. "How really modern she is, after all," Welty concludes of Austen."

Alan Mollohan Quotes

"I have never, not once, violated my public trust."

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"The ceremony went by in a blur, but Mendanbar was pretty sure he hadnt made any mistakes because suddenly he was kissing Cimorene and everyone was cheering. He felt like cheering himself, except he would have had to stop kissing Cimorene." - Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Quotes About Asthma Attacks

"When we breathe it in, soot can interfere with our lungs and increase the risk of asthma attacks, lung cancer and even premature death. The smallest particles can pass into the blood stream and cause heart disease, stroke and reproductive complications." - Author: Sheldon Whitehouse

Quotes About Ungrateful People

"Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for." - Author: Ana Monnar

Quotes About Remember

"Im a child of God. God is my mommy, my daddy. Thats the only thing thatll keep my head up. If I dont remember who I am in him, Im done." - Author: Mary J. Blige

Quotes About Promiscuity

"Far from being choosy, female primates seemed to be initiators of much promiscuity. Hrdy began to suggest that there was something wrong with the theory rather than the females." - Author: Matt Ridley

Quotes About Being Totally Happy

"So all is not lost I tell myself; therefore nothing being totally lost, nothing is lost. Something like the courage to be happy welled up in me and, though alive, the feeling of being brought back to life. Since leaves may be granted. All that is required is a revolution in our habits, the mind working on itself unceasingly so as to cast itself beyond itself, using its imagination to drag itself towards something it doesnt know how to get to, but this isnt so much to ask. I took the measure of the breadth and solidity of the anguish that had become my inner space of late by comparing it with the sudden feeling of emerging from a pulmonary cave-in and recovering the pleasure of breathing deeply which I didnt know Id lost, sipping the air. All of a sudden I became again. One discovers by breathing that one had stopped breathing. One only discovers ones stopped breathing when one takes the next breath." - Author: Hélène Cixous

Quotes About Ungrateful Husband

"Happiness got me two ungrateful sons, a husband who hates me, and a painful reality living as the shunned wife. If you think this happiness youre clinging to will last, think again." - Author: Suilan Lee

Quotes About The Roman Empire

"When Edward Gibbon was writing about the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 18th century, he could argue that transportation hadnt changed since ancient times. An imperial messenger on the Roman roads could get from Rome to London even faster in A.D. 100 than in 1750. But by 1850, and even more obviously today, all of that has changed." - Author: Walter Russell Mead

Quotes About Distrust In Friendship

"Shuddering Tanis stepped back. Raistlin gave the drawstring on the top of the bag a quick jerk, snapping it shut. Then, glancing at them distrustfully, he slipped the bag within his robes, secreting it in one of his numerous hidden pockets, and begun to turn away. But Tanis stopped him."Things can never again be the same between us, can they?" the half-elf asked quietly.Raistlin looked at him for a moment, and Tanis saw a brief flicker of regret in the young mages eyes, a longing for trust and friendship and return to the days of youth."No," Raistilin whispered. "But such was the price I paid." - Author: Margaret Weis

Quotes About Open Arms

"Cam held her closer. "Marry me, Amelia. Youre what I want. Youre my fate." One hand slid to the back of her head, gripping the braids and ribbons to keep her mouth upturned. "Say yes." He nibbled at her lips, licked at them, opened them. He kissed her until shewrithed in his arms, her pulse racing. "Say it, Amelia, and save me from ever having to spend a night with another woman. Ill sleep indoors. Ill get a haircut. God help me, I think Id even carry a pocket watch if it pleased you." - Author: Lisa Kleypas