"No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Marcelene Cox on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Marcelene Cox on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Marcelene Cox on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Marcelene Cox on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Marcelene Cox on Ron Taffel
"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
"Eating without conversation is only stoking."
"One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements."
"If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents."
"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."