Nurture Quotes

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Marvin J. Ashton
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
Marvin J. Ashton

Marilee Strong
“You don't feel like you're hurting yourself when you're cutting. You feel like this is the only way to take care of yourself.”
Marilee Strong, A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain

Milan Kundera
“The longing for Paradise is man's longing not to be man.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


I wish I could
Shower your head with flowers
And anoint your feet with my tears,
For I know I have caused you
So much heartache, frustration and despair –
Throughout my youthful years.
I wish I could give you
The remainder of my life
To add to yours,
Or simply erase
The lines on your face,
And mend all that has been torn.
For next to God,
You are the fire
That has given light
To the flame in each of my eyes.
You are the fountain
That nourished my growth,
And from your chalice –
Gave me life.
Without the wetness of your love,
The fragrance of your water,
Or the trickling sounds of
Your voice,
I shall always feel
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

H. Raven Rose
“She held herself until the sobs of the child inside subsided entirely. I love you, she told herself. It will all be okay.”
H. Raven Rose, Shadow Selves

Mark Z. Danielewski
“the seriousness of emotional deprivation:

It is not difficult to understand how children who have suffered from malnutrition or starvation need food and plenty of care in their bodies are to recover so they can go on to lead normal lives. If, however, the starvation is severe enough, the damage will be permanent and they will suffer physical impairments for the rest of their lives. Likewise, children who are deprived of emotional nurturing require care and love if their sense of security and self-confidence is to be restored. However, if love is minimal and abuse high, the damage will be permanent and the children will suffer emotional impairments for the rest of their lives.”
Mark Z. Danielewski

Vernon Howard
“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.”
Vernon Howard

Michael Pollan
“Anthropocentric as [the gardener] may be, he recognizes that he is dependent for his health and survival on many other forms of life, so he is careful to take their interests into account in whatever he does. He is in fact a wilderness advocate of a certain kind. It is when he respects and nurtures the wilderness of his soil and his plants that his garden seems to flourish most. Wildness, he has found, resides not only out there, but right here: in his soil, in his plants, even in himself...
But wildness is more a quality than a place, and though humans can't manufacture it, they can nourish and husband it...
The gardener cultivates wildness, but he does so carefully and respectfully, in full recognition of its mystery.”
Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

Serina Hartwell
“We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Let it run and roam free. It will take you on a brighter journey.”
Serina Hartwell

“Empathy nurtures wisdom. Apathy cultivates ignorance.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Treat your relationship
As if you are growing
The most beautiful sacred flower.
Keep watering it,
Tend to the roots,
And always make sure
The petals are full of color
And are never curling.
Once you neglect your plant,
It will die,
As will your relationship.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“If you can show people how to build castles, make sure you do not neglect building and nurturing your own.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We do not learn for the benefit of anyone, we learn to unlearn ignorance.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Santosh Kalwar
“O holy Sunday, let your darkness not come along my way. Let her nurture internal and external world, as I start my personal day.”
Santosh Kalwar

Manoj Arora
“A brilliant idea is like a baby in a mothers womb.
You need to bring it out in the world, nurture it, feed it, grow it, till it becomes big enough to take care of itself.
If you leave it at the stage of an idea itself, it is as good as non existent.”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

“There are many differing viewpoints on nature versus nurture, and there are those who believe that bad behavior can be excused and understood if a person doesn't know better. The theory that someone who has been abused as a child will go on to abuse their own children, and so on, because they don't know differently is widely held. But children know. We all know.

Learned behavior. When a child is abused, he or she knows, even as it is happening, that it is wrong. I knew. I was abused. When a child is treated unfairly in any way, he or she knows that it is wrong. I knew. I was treated unfairly. And when a child is treated with love and affection, he or she knows that it is right. I knew. I saw how other kids were treated with love and affection by their parents. I knew. My soul cried out to me and told me so. We all know. We all know right from wrong. Our souls cry out to us and tell us so. And we decide, we make our choices, and we are responsible for those choices. We, no one else but we, decide.

Anger, hurt, pain, humiliation, fear, dread, confusion-all these emotions we choose. De we hold on to our anger, our pain and humiliation, and hit back, or do we strive to understand that we can do better?”
Rosemary Altea, Soul Signs: An Elemental Guide to Your Spiritual Destiny

Mark Twain
“When we set about accounting for a Napoleon or a Shakespeare or a Raphael or a Wagner or an Edison or other extraordinary person, we understand that the measure of his talent will not explain the whole result, nor even the largest part of it; no, it is the atmosphere in which the talent was cradled that explains; it is the training it received while it grew, the nurture it got from reading, study, example, the encouragement it gathered from self-recognition and recognition from the outside at each stage of its development: when we know all these details, then we know why the man was ready when his opportunity came.”
Mark Twain, How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson and Other Tales of Rebellious Girls and Daring Young Women

Amy Leigh Mercree
“Nurturing a feeling makes it proliferate. Choose wisely. Joy, kindness, love, & caring will illuminate your life.”
Amy Leigh Mercree

Israelmore Ayivor
“The choice to lead is nurtured by the willingness to rise above challenges of life.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Dipa Sanatani
“She knew freedom once, a long time ago. She barely remembers it anymore. The man stands there baffled. She stares at the man who's loved her all these years. She's scared of the wild now. She's been tamed by his nurture.”
Dipa Sanatani, The Merchant of Stories: A Creative Entrepreneur's Journey

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“History and man made each other.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Caroline Peckham
“Maybe I wanted to believe she would be just like me if she was brought up here, that her moral compass would have been swung to due south by society, by her parents, by the way of the Fae. Because the idea that that wasn’t true meant one thing only. I was a bad person.”
Caroline Peckham, Zodiac Academy: Cursed Fates

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Every cactus blooms,
some with little rooms,
some give flowers that grow,
others so small it won't show!

Todo cacto floresce,
com um pouco de calor,
alguns dão flor que cresce,
outros tão pequena flor!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Max Ehrmann
“Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.”
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

“In other words, the wisdom of a woman lies in her sensuality.”
Lebo Grand

Tori Amos
“Containment of your opinion is a must if you are going to nurture an artist's development”
Tori Amos, Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

“Forget the environment, focus on people who love you.”
Shaynee Gokool

Victor Vote
“Love is meant to nurture and not enslave.”
Victor Vote

A.D. Aliwat
“All good teachers are more like good parents.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

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