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Famous Quotes By Eda LeShan

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We have kept our children so busy with "useful" and "improving" activities that we are in danger of raising a generation of young people who are terrified of silence, of being alone with their own thoughts ... — Eda LeShan

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Sex is something we are, not something we do. — Eda LeShan

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Our attitudes toward retirement, marriage, recreation, even our feelings about death and dying may make much more of an impression than we realize. — Eda LeShan

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A baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete, babies are almost the only remaining link in nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring. — Eda LeShan

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It helps parents to feel better if we remind them of our failures with them! And how they turned out just fine despite our imperfections ... We never get over needing nurturing parents. The more we comfort our own adult children, the more they can comfort our grandchildren. — Eda LeShan

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No man can be psychologically castrated without his co-operation! — Eda LeShan

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We found ... that being a good parent to one's own child was never and in no way enough; until we were all responsible for all the children of the world, no child would ever be safe, no society could survive. — Eda LeShan

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Until every individual feels personally responsible for the careful planning and the preservation of natural resources, the inexorable destruction will go on. — Eda LeShan

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Although there are real hazards in saying yes to life, they are inconsequential when compared to the regrets that come with saying "no". — Eda LeShan

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Excellence in life seems to me to be the way in which each human being makes the most of the adventure of living and becomes most truly and deeply himself, fulfilling his own nature in the context of a good life with other people. — Eda LeShan

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If grandparents want to have a meaningful and constructive role, the first lesson they must learn is that becoming a grandparent is not having a second chance at parenthood! — Eda LeShan

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One can develop new capacities and strengths with which to meet the natural vicissitudes of living; that one may gain a sense of inner peace through greater self-acceptance, through a more realistic perspective on one's relationships and experiences. — Eda LeShan

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If I have learned anything in long years of introspection, it is that life requires a price if you want to be as fully alive as you can be. You need courage to pursue the truth of your life and yourself. — Eda LeShan

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Visiting someone in a hospital recently, I watched an elderly couple. The man was in a wheelchair, the wife sitting next to him in the visitors' room. For the half-hour that I watched they never exchanged a word, just held hands and looked at each other, and once or twice the man patted his wife's face. The feeling of love was so thick in that room that I felt I was sharing in their communion and was shaken all day by their pain, their love, something sad and also joyful: the fullness of a human relationship. — Eda LeShan

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A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. — Eda LeShan

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Every time a child is born, we have another chance. — Eda LeShan

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Anxiety checks learning. A feeling of well being and respect stimulates an alert mind. — Eda LeShan

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Most of us carry into marriage not only our childlike illusions, but we bring to it as well the demand that it has to be wonderful, because it's supposed to be. — Eda LeShan

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If you are a parent it helps if you are a grown-up. — Eda LeShan

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When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care far more profoundly about other people. — Eda LeShan

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A child can live with anything as long as he or she is told the truth and is allowed to share with loved ones the natural feelings people have when they are suffering. — Eda LeShan

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All important progress made by the human race has its roots in daydreaming. — Eda LeShan

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Psychotherapy can be one of the greatest and most rewarding adventures, it can bring with it the deepest feelings of personal worth, of purpose and richness in living. — Eda LeShan

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Someone once said that middle age is like rereading a book that you haven't read since you were a callow youth. The first time around you were dazzled by impressions, emotions, and tended to miss the finer points. In middle age you have the equipment to see the subtleties you missed before and you savor it more slowly. — Eda LeShan

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Becoming more flexible, open-minded, having a capacity to deal with change is a good thing. But it is far from the whole story. Grandparents, in the absence of the social institutions that once demanded civilized behavior, have their work cut out for them. Our grandchildren are hungry for our love and approval, but also for standards being set. — Eda LeShan

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The highest priority for any government concerned with its own future and the peace of the world community ought to be the facilities it provides for the care and nurturance of young children. — Eda LeShan