Upbringing Quotes

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Leo Tolstoy
“Everything depends on upbringing. ”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Patricia Briggs
“Identity was partly heritage, partly upbringing, but mostly the choices you make in life. ~ Bran”
Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf

Gillian Flynn
“I was raised feral, and I mostly stayed that way.”
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

Simone de Beauvoir
“On ne naît pas femme: on le devient.”
Simone de Beauvoir, Le deuxième sexe II

T.H. White
“It is so fatally easy to make young children believe that they are horrible.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Shannon L. Alder
“When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.”
Shannon L. Alder

Bob Ong
“Tatlo ang magulang ng henerasyon natin. Ang tatay, ang nanay, at ang mga patalastas o media. Kaya kung mahina yung dalawang nauna, naagawan sila ng ikatlo sa pagpapalaki sa bata.”
Bob Ong, Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin

Christine de Pizan
“[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: "No one is wise who does not know some part of everything." Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince's court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love.

When wronged, her men must be able to turn to her for refuge. She must be so skilled and flexible that in each case she can respond suitably. Therefore, she must be knowledgeable in the mores of her locality and instructed in its usages, rights, and customs. She must be a good speaker, proud when pride is needed; circumspect with the scornful, surly, or rebellious; and charitably gentle and humble toward her good, obedient subjects. With the counsellors of her lord and with the advice of elder wise men, she ought to work directly with her people. No one should ever be able to say of her that she acts merely to have her own way. Again, she should have a man's heart. She must know the laws of arms and all things pertaining to warfare, ever prepared to command her men if there is need of it. She has to know both assault and defence tactics to insure that her fortresses are well defended, if she has any expectation of attack or believes she must initiate military action. Testing her men, she will discover their qualities of courage and determination before overly trusting them. She must know the number and strength of her men to gauge accurately her resources, so that she never will have to trust vain or feeble promises. Calculating what force she is capable of providing before her lord arrives with reinforcements, she also must know the financial resources she could call upon to sustain military action.

She should avoid oppressing her men, since this is the surest way to incur their hatred. She can best cultivate their loyalty by speaking boldly and consistently to them, according to her council, not giving one reason today and another tomorrow. Speaking words of good courage to her men-at-arms as well as to her other retainers, she will urge them to loyalty and their best efforts.”
Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies

Charles Dickens
“My sister's bringing up had made me sensitive. In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. It may be only small injustice that the child can be exposed to; but the child is small, and its world is small, and its rocking-horse stands as many hands high, according to scale, as a big-boned Irish hunter. Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice. I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me. I had cherished a profound conviction that her bringing me up by hand, gave her no right to bring me up by jerks. Through all my punishments, disgraces, fasts and vigils, and other penitential performances, I had nursed this assurance; and to my communing so much with it, in a solitary and unprotected way, I in great part refer the fact that I was morally timid and very sensitive.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

William Makepeace Thackeray
“There's a great power of imagination about these little creatures, and a creative fancy and belief that is very curious to watch . . . I am sure that horrid matter-of-fact child-rearers . . . do away with the child's most beautiful privilege. I am determined that Anny shall have a very extensive and instructive store of learning in Tom Thumbs, Jack-the-Giant-Killers, etc.”
William Makepeace Thackeray

Maya Angelou
“My mother's gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin.”
Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

Naoki Urasawa
“A child's growth is defined entirely by the adult that raises him.”
Naoki Urasawa, Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 3: 511 Kinderheim

Margaret Mitchell
“In fact, the mothers of all her girl friends impressed on their daughters the necessity of being helpless, clinging, doe-eyed creatures. Really, it took a
lot of sense to cultivate and hold such a pose.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Vladislav Krapivin
“Что ни говори, воспитание - великая вещь. Если мальчишку десяти лет учили быть человеком, он не позволит себе долго смотреть волчонком на тех, кто не виноват в его беде.”
Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га...

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Unless there was an open heart, and caring hands, and listening ears, the children will not be able to correct their steps alone, or overcome their wrong habits that still need their parents’ efforts, patience and big and continuous support.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Robert C. O'Brien
“Still, it seemed to us that the main reason we were hated must be that we always lived by stealing. From the earliest times, rats lived around the edges of human cities and farms, stowed away on men's ships, gnawed holes in their floors and stole their food. Sometimes we were accused of biting human children; I didn't believe that, nor did any of us⎼unless it was some kind of a subnormal rat, bred in the worst of city slums. And that, of course, can happen to people, too.”
Robert C. O'Brien, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Alexander McCall Smith
“Usually bullies have severe mothers and bad fathers, and they are usually frightened of them. That is why they are bullies, I think. There is something wrong at home. I have found that with children in general and this applies to men as well.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Full Cupboard of Life

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we fail to instill a fixed sense of confidence in our children, we will raise handicapped children who have no handicap other than the conviction that they believe they do.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A ‘good’ father will tenderly cultivate his children. But a ‘good’ father who is also a ‘brave’ father will let the children without cultivate the child within.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“As a rule children of tough and imperious parents sticking to authoritarian method of upbringing have a victim complex”
Sunday Adelaja

Mary Wollstonecraft
“Few, I believe, have had much affection for mankind, who did not first love their parents, their brothers, sisters, and even the domestic brutes, whom they first played with.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

“The true aim of upbringing is not to change a man directly [...] but to incite an inner stream of experiences and to cause an inner decision to the benefit of good by means of example, advice, sight, or the like.”
Izetbegović, Alij

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“The upbringing based on criticizing the wrong and rejecting it since childhood is considered to be one of the factors that support the ability to choose the right choice based on correct criteria and overall vision.
As much as the sons and daughters practiced this criticism against the mistakes they see in the community as much they will feel more self strength, and will be more able to control their emotions as long as they are convinced with their opinions, which will free them from any feeling of lacking and will avoid them from standing in the position of defending their own beliefs, but vice versa it will give them the ability to express their opinions in the social events which will influence the others, and that is a result that both parents should care to achieve.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Why shall we talk?
To spread positive ambiance in the house, and to stimulate the hearty feelings, and to achieve a perceptible psychological connection between family members.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Why shall we talk?
To depend on the conversation style as a primary language of effectiveness on the other person, in a way that respects the feelings without hurting the human soul dignity, or humiliating it, or belittling it.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Why shall we talk?
To follow the logical method in handling the problems and the other family members’ points of views, with quitting the pressure style, verbal violence, and actual violence towards family members.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Why shall we talk?
To provide the right amount of clarity between family members in their home environment, and to spread the ambiance of honesty and trust between them on the way that uplifts the value of the family in their hearts, and to make it the safe haven for adults and children together.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Why shall we talk?
We talk to enrich our children’s vocabulary, and to let them use their vocabulary balance so their language grows, and their balance of words doubles along with their self confidence.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

“Hypocrisy is something I have learned saturates every level of our society. I see it more with my old age than I did then. At some stage I started questioning everything that I was being taught and turned against various aspects of my upbringing. Maybe I had my reasons and maybe I needed new ways to cope.”

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