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Benjamin Spock Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Benjamin Spock Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

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Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

There are only two things a child will share willingly;
communicable diseases and its mother's age.
- Benjamin Spock

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

 

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
- Benjamin Spock


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I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam
because they were my babies.
- Benjamin Spock

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

In our country today, very few children are raised
to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family,
their country, or God.
- Benjamin Spock

Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny;
he thinks he is the world for something important,
and it gives him drive and confidence.
- Benjamin Spock

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

When women are encouraged to be competitive,
too many of them become disagreeable.
- Benjamin Spock

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels
like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious,
rude, belligerent, and brutal.
- Benjamin Spock

All the time a person is a child he is both a child
and learning to be a parent.
After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly
a parent reliving childhood.
- Benjamin Spock

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him,
that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave
and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly,
wondering how awful it might be.
- Benjamin Spock

The more people have studied different methods of bringing
up children the more they have come to the conclusion
that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel
like doing for their babies is the best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a
woman's maturity is the harmony,
style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage,
and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
- Benjamin Spock

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Who can suffer while roses bloom
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a happy person, you radiate happiness to the world.
Visualize your light radiating throughout the world,
passing from person to person until it encircles the globe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

The path of the adventurer is a path of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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