Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.
The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.