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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. ...
by Roe Fulkerson

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Related topics: Family Relationship Inspirational

Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain.
To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.
- Carlos Castaneda

In the final choice, a soldier's pack
is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

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If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
- Bono

A brother is a friend given by Nature.
- Jean Baptiste Legouve

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The African is my brother but he is
my younger brother by several centuries.
- Albert Schweitzer

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

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

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin


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