My Favorite Quotes and Sayings

Here is a long list of my favorite quotes and sayings. I love to collect them. Enjoy…

Quotes About Babies

Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful. Charles Osgood

Babies are such a nice way to start people. Don Herrold

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. Terri Guillemets

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone

A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. Edna L. Le Shan

Children are our most valuable natural resource. Herbert Hoover

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now, when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be. James M. Barrie

A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day.

A baby is a bit of stardust blown from the hand of God.

Babies are God’s proof that the best things do come in small packages!

The angels light another star each time there is a birth, to celebrate each precious child the good Lord sends to earth.

There is nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

When a child is born, the Angels sing!

A baby is cuddles and tickles on toes, the sweet scent of powder, a kiss on the nose.

We made a wish and you came true!

There is no other gift bestowed upon us that is as dear as a little child.

One tiny hand to guide and hold,
One tiny life to shape and mold;
each child, a gift from God above,
a symbol of His strength and love.

The world shines bright with endless possibilities each time a little child is born.

Twinkle, twinkle tiny light,
little eyes that shine so bright,
a precious baby from heaven above,
fills our hearts with so much love.

Baby: Handy way of disposing of unwanted cash and filling up free time, while cutting down on unnecessary sleep, curtailing a demanding social life, and curing a neurotic obsession with person hygiene.

Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child. Tina Brown

Quotes About Children

A child is a beam of sunlight from God.

Children are poor men’s riches.

Children are the sweet peas in the garden of life!

Children fill a hole in your heart you never knew existed.

If we are to reach real peace in this world we shall have to begin with the children. Ghandi

I’m not rich, but my children are jewels!

The decision to have a child, it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to let your heart walk around outside of your body.

There are two things we should give our children: one is roots; the other is wings.

No earthly joys could bring more pleasure than a little child to love and treasure.

A child is a handful sometimes; a heartful at all times!

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. William Stafford

For Adopted Children

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart, but in it!

Quotes About Daughters

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.

A mother’s treasure is her daughter. Catherine Pulsifer

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.

A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.

Quotes About Family

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. Ogden Nash

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. Joyce Brothers

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. Spanish Proverb

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. Jane Howard

Quotes About Fathers

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. Ruth E. Renkel

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.

I love my father as the stars – he’s a a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. Adabella Radici

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Mark Twain

Quotes About Friendship

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Swedish Proverb

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. Emily Kimbrough

I like her because she smiles at me and means it. Tas Soft Wind

I felt it shelter to speak to you. Emily Dickinson

Are we not like two volumes of one book? Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. Dinah Shore

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. Douglas Pagels

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things. Author Unknown

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. Aristotle

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold Glasow

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elisabeth Foley

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. Grace Pulpit

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. Dorothy Parker

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. Plautus

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. Margaret Lee Runbeck

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. John Leonard

The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. Author Unknown

A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. Lois Wyse

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should. Author Unknown

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes About Grandparents

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.

A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. Charles and Ann Morse

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. Rudolph Giuliani

There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. Marcy DeMaree

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. Fanny Fern

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. Christopher Morley

Quotes About Love

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. Rosemonde Gerard

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. Swedish Proverb

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. John Bulwer

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. Hoosier Farmer

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Love is the poetry of the senses. Honoré de Balzac

I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, after the day’s great sun. Charles Hanson Towne

Love is not consolation. It is light. Friedrich Nietzsche

Loving is never a waste of time. Astrid Alauda

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody. James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960

Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Bruce Lee

True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso

Love means nothing in tennis, but it’s everything in life.

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion.

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. Kay Knudsen

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry.

True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall – but you are there to catch them.

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. Attributed to Claudia Ghandi

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. Hans Nouwens

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

I love thee – I love thee,
‘Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.
Thomas Hood

Quotes About Mothers

Motherhood is, after all, woman’s great and incomparable work. Edward Carpenter

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. Tenneva Jordan

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. Mildred B. Vermont

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. Abraham Lincoln

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. Honoré de Balzac

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. Spanish Proverb

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. Marion C. Garretty

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. Adabella Radici

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. Victor Hugo

That best academy, a mother’s knee. James Russell Lowell

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. Honoré de Balzac

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. Erich Fromm

Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. T. DeWitt Talmage

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. William Makepeace Thackeray

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world. Kate Douglas Wiggin

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. Jewish Proverb

Quotes About Sisters

Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. Margaret Meed

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there. Amy Li

Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears.

A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories… for she knows where the decoration has been added. Chris Montaigne

Sisters are connected throughout their lives by a special bond… whether they try to ignore it or not. For better or for worse, sisters remain sisters, until death do them part. Brigid McConville

One’s Sister is a part of one’s essential self, an eternal presence of one’s heart and soul and memory. Susan Cabill

Chance made us Sisters, hearts made us friends.

A sister is both your mirror — and your opposite. Elizabeth Fishel

Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to become. Elizabeth Fishel

Your sister is the only creature on earth who shares your heritage, history, environment, DNA, bone structure, and contempt for stupid Aunt Gertie. Linda Sunshine

Sisters touch your heart in ways no other could. Sisters share… their hopes, their fears, their love, everything they have. Real friendship springs from their special bonds. Carrie Bagwell

There’s a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy. Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves. Anonymous

We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song. Elizabeth Fishel

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. Cali Rae Turner

To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident — it is to have a soulmate for life. Victoria Secunda

We are more than just acquaintances… it’s as if we are cut from the same fabric. Even though we appear to be sewn in a different pattern, we have a common thread that won’t be broken-by people or years or distance.

Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.