Best Quotes About Nurture

I will not bond. I will not share. I refuse to nurture. -Denis Leary

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. -John Lennon

The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty. -Samuel Smiles

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more. -Brian Koslow

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa. -Wangari Maathai

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. -Douglas MacArthur

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. -Alfred Austin

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants. -Daniel Akaka

I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video. -Siouxsie Sioux

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to – be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted. -Richard V. Allen

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you. -Mike Murdock

I believe you have to nurture your conscience. -Loretta Young

I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted… What I think is my natural ability – which is writing – I think I totally take that for granted. -David Duchovny

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people. -Louis Farrakhan

With women and women, I think there's an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured. -Dana Plato

It's vital that we help them get the right start, nurture their development and provide for their well-being. -Christopher Dodd

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. -Bodhidharma

In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must be nurtured along by its leaders. -Jack Kingston

Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns – the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are. -Katherine Dunn

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then. -Steve Irwin

Most of my time, energy and other resources I use to nurture my projects. -Benjamin Cohen

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease. -Armstrong Williams

That the potential to become Level 5 exists in you and me and the people we work with and that it is then a process or a journey to nurture that seed… in a culture by and large that doesn't reinforce it. -James Collins

The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience. -Jeff Miller

It is a natural gift I was born with but it's something I've had to nurture in training. -Michael East

It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity. -Peter Bart

One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam. -Akhmad Kadyrov

I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone. -Ashley Judd

I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism. -Oriana Fallaci

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds. -Annie Leibovitz

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s. Their music was developed by the record companies. -Gary Wright

And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders. -Edie Brickell

Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community – especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends. -Malcolm Boyd

I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it. I've felt supported by it. -Sting

I was looking at making a shift in my career. I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back. If I could find young artists, young performers I can nurture to have a career I would really like that. -Diana Ross

For me to stay healthy in a relationship, the individuals have to nurture themselves. -Anne Heche

There are a lot of people who influenced me, nurtured me, helped me along the way. But I can just recall looking back, the first time I got my baseball glove. Put it on the wrong hand, all those kind of things. -Dave Winfield

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. -Anita Roddick

Mankind have their local attachments. They have a particular regard for the spot, in which they were born and nurtured. -Thomas Clarkson

The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause. -Guru Nanak

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. -James Cromwell

Men are amazing. I love the way they are. They're consistently little boys, and they need to be nurtured and loved. But at the same time, they need to feel like men. -Krista Allen

I got into television because I hated it so. I thought, there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen. -Jeff Greenfield

There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things. -Gerald R. Ford

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. -Plato

I've always said I want a farmer, not a hunter. Hunters go for the kill and they move on. A farmer nurtures; he watches things grow. -Eva Longoria

If you are not being bullied all I would say – cause I like to talk about the other side of it as well – is you know, be someone that nurtures, and if there's someone in your class that maybe doesn't have a lot of friends, be the person that sits with them in the cafeteria sometimes; be the bigger person. -Lady Gaga

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity. -Michelle Obama

I attribute a lot of the success to Live 105, of course, because it's something they've nurtured and grown. -Davey Havok

As comfortable as I was with my adoption, the nature-versus-nurture question has been a big one for me. I adore my parents, but I always wondered if I would feel a different kind of love-not more or less, just different-for someone who was biologically related. -Emily Procter

Certainly it is a blessing to have three beautiful kids who are all healthy. God put them here for me to nurture and bring them up and try to keep as close to right as I can. So it's a blessing. It's a big responsibility, but at the same time it's an honor. -Faith Evans

I'm really grounded and quite hippie, wanting to nurture and have children and be quiet. -Sienna Miller

Love is to be nurtured, protected, and respected, and entered into with a clear mind and a sound heart. -Denene Millner

I really value people besides parents who nurture kids. -Dar Williams

Find out what your gift is and nurture it. -Katy Perry

How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work. -Patrick Swayze

America is an idea. And it's the solemn responsibility of each 'temporary' president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas – with integrity. This man, Mitt Romney, has shown – not through his experience, but through his actions and words – that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility. -Jennifer Granholm

As musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment – and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society. -Lauryn Hill

I really had no great love for shoes. I was a working First Lady; I was always in canvas shoes. I did nurture the shoes industry of the Philippines, and so every time there was a shoe fair, I would receive a pair of shoes as a token of gratitude. -Imelda Marcos

I'd definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child's dreams. I'd just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do… I think I'd be a good parent, actually. -Drew Barrymore

I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I've started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I've written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun. -Ellen DeGeneres

In marriage, compromise nurtures the relationship. -Tim Allen

I feel that my fans have cultivated my talent and they continue to nurture me. -Lady Gaga

Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. -Edward de Bono

We see the game as art as much as sport. That helped us nurture not only the game's traditions but to develop its mythology: America's Team, The Catch, The Frozen Tundra. -Steve Sabol

All three of the Abrahamic religions were born and nurtured in arid, disturbed environments. -E. O. Wilson

A society of 'children first' is a society that nurtures smiling faces in everyone. -Yoshihiko Noda

For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men. -Isabel Allende

It's important to take time for your spouse and nurture the relationship. -Christina Aguilera

Our young people are assets to be cultivated and nurtured; let's begin treating them that way. -Jane Fonda

High expectations weren't nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then – children weren't fawned over from an early age as 'gifted' and groomed for a prizewinning future; self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself. -James Wolcott

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities. -Daisaku Ikeda

There's a side to this industry that nurtures divas who can't write. It's a big business. -Tori Amos

Employers have gone away from the idea that an employee is a long-term asset to the company, someone to be nurtured and developed, to a new notion that they are disposable. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers and there are times when we need to be nurtured. -Dana Plato

I've learned to surround myself with women who lift me up and leave me feeling nurtured rather than drained. -Carre Otis

I've already got notebooks full of ideas for new music, so I'm gonna kind of nurture that just like I do all of my ideas and perfect it until it's ready and then I'll just let it go. -Fergie

There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don't get them. -T. D. Jakes

Let us nurture the practice of family values, by embracing policies that value families. -Benjamin Todd Jealous

I'm a planner, and most networks don't plan. Bravo doesn't plan. Bravo is lucky in a lot of ways – they've got a lot of great talent, but at the same time, they don't nurture it. They lost 'Project Runway.' -Patti Stanger

I grew up in the suburbs among highly educated people, in a house crammed with books. It was a culture rich in ideas, stimulation, entertainment, and mental activity, all helpful to the nurture of an imaginative child who wanted from an early age to be a writer. -Stephen Hunter

Fashion was in a crisis up until the mid-'90s and, when it came out of the crisis, it was a very different place. It was a place that nurtured and cultivated young entrepreneurial designers. -Tim Gunn

My chief gifts are – naturally good at all sports with a raw talent for pretty much everything, which if nurtured could develop into improper talent. -Michael Sheen

The way the elderly are treated, and in some cases warehoused and medicated, rather than nurtured and listened to, is distressing. -Bill Nighy

More people have more access to more readers for less money than ever before in history. It means a lot of dross; but it means a lot of very talented people can find and nurture a readership in ways that were not possible twenty years ago. From a creative perspective, that is all that writing is about. -John Hodgman

Publishers, editors, agents all have one thing in common, aside from their love of cocktail parties. It's an incredible taste and an ability to find and nurture authors. -John Hodgman

We're all in this together – when one writer succeeds, all writers succeed. I love discovering new authors. I think we need to take care of each other and talk about craft and nurture talent. -Lisa Gardner

You know, Castle's the kind of guy that when he meets somebody, that's a connection for him. He remains connected to the people that he meets. That's the kind of guy he is, be they criminals, gangster rappers, mafia guys, art thieves, whoever it is, he nurtures those relationships. -Nathan Fillion

Even though the neighborhood I grew up in had some unhealthy elements, there was a caring there where you knew that you didn't want to get caught doing something wrong. There were bright spots in the neighborhood where I felt nurtured on a community level. -Sonja Sohn

I mean, I could tell that I really had… a precious gift. And I'm so glad that I have followed through with it and really used that gift and nurtured it, honed it, made it sharp and tried to use it as a tool now to make music and to make a living for my family. -Ricky Skaggs

At times of distress, we all like to recall the advice of fathers and mothers. The best advice my father gave me was to keep faith and deep confidence in the potential of the Greek people; nurture the belief that they can do things. -George Papandreou

I think if something's good and you believe in it, and you care about it, and you give it love and nurture it, it's going to happen. -Jerry Weintraub

For all of its well-deserved reputation for pragmatism, American popular culture frequently nurtures or at least tolerates preposterous views and theories. Witness the 9/11 'truthers' who, lacking any evidence whatsoever, claim that 9/11 was a Bush administration plot. -Michael Hayden

Modern science developed in the context of western religious thought, was nurtured in universities first established for religious reasons, and owes some of its greatest discoveries and advances to scientists who themselves were deeply religious. -Kenneth R. Miller

There are some men who are frightened by strong women and some men who are nurtured by them and feel nervous, with weak clinging vines. And I am very much of the latter category. -Julian Fellowes

I'm not really the nurturer type. -Maura Tierney

As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list. -Victoria Osteen

When I was working on my first novel, 'The Quilter's Apprentice,' I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women's friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other. -Jennifer Chiaverini

My purpose is to teach and demonstrate what is possible. To demonstrate love of God and good. Remember what my role is as a woman: to be… good. My role as a mother: to teach, support and nurture my offspring. My role as a grandmother: to remind everybody – right where you are, God is. -Iyanla Vanzant

My artistic spirit is not nurtured by blogospheres. -Danai Gurira

My child was one of Nature's Tories pitted against a mother who was one of nurture's Lefties: it was no contest. -Allison Pearson

When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit. -Jennifer Grant

I always managed to get in trouble, like every kid. But I had to learn a lot of hard lessons on my own, without parents who would nurture me and guard me through that part of life, at a very young age. -Ted Dekker

Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters. -Eric Schlosser

Instantaneous and mass communication is the mother of mass naivety. Should we then lose hope? Is there any hope? But to lose hope is as dangerous as to nurture false hope. Where then can we find hope that is responsible? -Tariq Ramadan

Cultures, along with the religions that shape and nurture them, are value systems, sets of traditions and habits clustered around one or several languages, producing meaning: for the self, for the here and now, for the community, for life. -Tariq Ramadan

Someone must transform income into the food, shelter, clothing, nurture, discipline, education, minding, nursing, transportation, and emotional support that creates life outside of the office, permits survival of the race, cares for the ill and disabled, and makes life livable when we can no longer care for ourselves. -Anne-Marie Slaughter

I don't have any regrets about not having kids. I've just never had those maternal feelings. I am a nurturer by nature, but I nurture adults: my friends, the people I work with. I don't want to nurture children. -Barbara Windsor

I'd like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people – that I nurtured someone and taught them to pursue their dreams and their careers, to leave a legacy. -Andre Leon Talley

Call it nature or nurture, there are differences in how men and women approach professional conduct, and facing these issues head-on will make us all more equipped to succeed. -Kathryn Minshew

We who work in technology have nurtured an especially rare gift: the opportunity to effect change at an unprecedented scale and rate. Technology, community, and capitalism combine to make Silicon Valley the potential epicenter of vast positive change. -Justin Rosenstein

What's missing in the musical theater is producers willing to nurture new work, raise the money and put it on. -Harold Prince

Ethel Merman would stay with a show for years and tour with it. So would Mary Martin, the great stars. They recognized the value of that success and nurtured it. Now, you come from Hollywood, you play 12 weeks and go away. I don't think that's the best policy. -Harold Prince

You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don't belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it. -Jacob K. Javits

The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt. -Rachel Cusk

Nature's patterns sometimes reflect two intertwined features: fundamental physical laws and environmental influences. It's nature's version of nature versus nurture. -Brian Greene

We have to nurture our young women and understand the beauty and the strength of being a woman. It's kind of a catch-22: Strength in women isn't appreciated, and vulnerability in women isn't appreciated. It's like, 'What the hell do you do?' What you do is you don't allow anyone to dictate who you are. -Jada Pinkett Smith

I don't pretend there aren't biological differences, but I don't believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it's socialization, that we're socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead. -Sheryl Sandberg

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. -Ezra Taft Benson

My own faith was nurtured by my grandmother and her clinging deeply to her faith when she was dying a painful and slow death from cancer. -Geoffrey Canada

For its health, cricket needs to look outward to the sharpest minds, to people who sustain and nurture brands and often take hard but necessary decisions. Cricket cannot be bound by cricketing minds alone. -Harsha Bhogle

Monsters will always exist. There's one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Our culture encourages women to nurture men, making it predictable that many experience a seductive empathy for abusive men, as well as the misguided hope that love can obliterate an ugly past. -Leslie Morgan Steiner

There's a wealth of talent that lies in all of us. All of us, including those who work in schools, must nurture creativity systematically and not kill it unwittingly. -Ken Robinson

I suppose that when I'm building a character, it's usually related to what their family is like and who their parents are, as well as how I grew up – that nurture side. -Henry Cavill

If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are ok, nurture the sapling, and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth. -Elon Musk

I want someone who is my partner in life. Who supports me, and I support her. I can share all my experiences in life with her, and she can share hers back with me. Not only do we love each other, but we accept, embrace, nurture, and care for each other. -Tucker Max

'The Waltons' was profoundly important after years of wandering around. I was 44 and cut off from family and friends. It nurtured me back to a sense of family and who I am. It was a transforming experience. -Ralph Waite

I don't really like to work with actors that work a lot and are very well established already. In a way, I like to nurture talent and have it burst on the scene. -Maiwenn

It was sad leaving 'All Saints' because I was leaving a family that had nurtured me and looked after me for a couple of years, and at the same time that particular storyline wasn't a surprise to me. I knew I was going. It had been worked out very carefully over many months. -Chris Vance

I was in a choir as a kid. It was from those early days that my outlook on harmonies and arrangements were nurtured. I always took that with me, even on the earliest Bad Religion record, which strangely was only about six years after that. -Greg Graffin

My ambition didn't grow out of nowhere. It was planted in me by a community that nurtured me. -Michael Eric Dyson

The devil put before me that I could not endure the trials of the religious life, because of my delicate nurture. I defended myself against him by alleging the trials which Christ endured, and that it was not much for me to suffer something for His sake; besides, He would help me to bear it. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Children should always feel like the adults are living in this world to nurture them, to take care of them, to protect them from any bad thing that might come. -Chris Cornell

If we want a great future in this world, we have to take God at his word, and God makes it really clear that society and civilization is held together by the glue of families… This is where the next generation of human beings are incubated and nurtured and matured – in homes. In families. -Kirk Cameron

In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I'd sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind. -Sandra Cisneros

Progressive music probably wouldn't even really exist if not for the people of the United States having picked up on it and nurtured it in the way they did. It really is an American form of music in the sense that it was nurtured here. So it belongs here. It has become part of the fabric of American musical culture. -Greg Lake

Over the years, I had nurtured the hope to be able to fly; to handle a machine as it rose higher and higher in the stratosphere was my dearest dream. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Modern parents want to nurture so skillfully that Mother Nature will gasp in admiration at the marvels their parenting produces from the soft clay of children. -George Will

The working-class black Southern Christian culture I come from still nurtures me, and I mean directly, daily. -bell hooks

I'd love to be an artist always, but if no one wants me, I'd love to write songs for other people, be a manager, nurture new talent. -Adele

Stardom is no longer the fuel of my soul. It is the deeper aspects of life that nurture me. And I realise I am very blessed. -Sharon Stone

My style has been nurtured over time. It's more about knowing what doesn't suit you. I love suits and anything sharp, and I know that shape suits me. I don't feel feminine in floaty dresses with spaghetti straps – I feel more like Freddie Mercury in drag. -Erin O'Connor

As a child, one of my defense mechanisms was to try to be funny. My mom tried to nurture that by putting me in acting class. But I got bored when we stopped pretending to be trees and actually had to work. -Ian Gomez

By allowing multiple partners to contribute, an open platform can nurture an entire ecosystem of developers and apps. Good products integrate and become great products. Users get a one-stop solution for social needs. -Ryan Holmes

Sales departments use social to nurture leads and close sales. HR posts job openings and vets applicants. Community and support squads mine networks, blogs and forums with deep listening tools. -Ryan Holmes

Importantly, companies are using social media to do things that go way beyond just chatting up existing customers on Facebook. Sales departments use social to nurture leads and close sales. HR posts job openings and vets applicants. Community and support squads mine networks, blogs and forums with deep listening tools. -Ryan Holmes

You may not believe in anything called a work-life balance, but your body certainly does. You need to monitor and nurture your body. -Vivek Wadhwa

I think as a woman it's in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves. -Emilia Clarke

I've always wanted to do charity stuff. I'm such a nurturer and love taking care of people. -Paige Butcher

Cumbia is a beautiful rhythm. It's a music that has indigenous, African and European components. It's played in all of America – from Argentina to the U.S. It has mutated and been nurtured by everyone who comes across it. -Juan Campodonico

Those who hope to nurture genuine religiosity should first establish liberty. -Mustafa Akyol

My husband and I believe that if you treat a child well and nurture his talent and physical ability, in a healthy environment, the child will succeed no matter what. -Dominique Moceanu

The spirit of America has nurtured responsibility and community unlike any other country. -Stephen Covey

You're not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you. -Stephen Covey

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently. -Gary Zukav

They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles. -Nikki Sixx

In the past, a great library was the result of librarians functioning as guardians of culture, tending and caring, selecting and recommending works that maintained and nurtured a cultural heritage. -David Gerrold

The spiritual self of each of us is that part of us that will never grow old, or ill, or die, but it must be nurtured and invigorated! -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Cooking skills aside, my mother is an exceptional nurturer. -Jami Attenberg

My father is a big believer in nature over nurture. -Cassandra Clare

America will nurture a new Muslim – one who can believe in Muhammad and the Quran but who abandons belief in a Shariah-based state and affirms the primary American value of individual liberty, which has not been a normative Islamic value. -Dennis Prager

Sometimes, great collaboration is hard to nurture online, so doing so offline is the way to go. -Cameron Russell

It's so important to have a great relationship with your physician. It's one of those essential relationships that I find to be as important to nurture as any other relationship in your life. Without your health, you have nothing. -Joanna Garcia

The Australian film industry has recognised Tropfest as a place to nurture young talent. It's a stepping stone between amateur and professional. -John Polson

I believe there is a spirit within us, which we nurture based upon our efforts and what we bring to the world. But it doesn't come from the outside; it comes from the inside. -Michael Douglas

I think sometimes in relationships, ladies like having a man who takes care of them, nurtures them. If you can't find it in a man your own age, you find it in somebody who is older. -Michael Douglas

Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that's nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it's ignored, it withers. -Michael Douglas

Without women to nurture in this world, how do – how do men get by? How do children get by? How does society get by at all? -Raquel Welch

It's always a challenge whenever you have to nurture more than one culture inside an organization. When I say culture, you have one group that will have one set of priorities, and another with another set. It creates a different cultural environment. -Charles Giancarlo

Since the founding of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, theoretical physics had nurtured an extremely radical tradition. -David Gross

We must nurture creative scientists in an environment that encourages interactions and collaborations across different fields, and support research free from weighty bureaucracies. -Ahmed Zewail

There's a constant debate over nature or nurture – they're inseparable. -Craig Venter

For a first-time entrepreneur, there's nothing better than being in Silicon Valley because there is so much going on, and there's such a large number of inventors, that even a B level idea or a C level idea could be nurtured and be given venture capital there. -Jason Calacanis

I knew a homeless guy who'd give all the copper coins that people gave him to charity. So I think there's something that makes us want to give. For me, it's quite a selfish luxury: you feel enlivened, deepened and self-nurtured by generosity. -Tamsin Greig

Even though you're married, you're still individuals. You still have to grow and nurture your individuality. -Tamara Tunie

Eating by myself in my own apartment, single and alone again for the first time in many years, I should have felt, but did not feel, sad. Because I had taken the trouble to make myself a real dinner, I felt nurtured and cared for, if only by myself. Eating alone was freeing, too; I didn't have to make conversation. -Kate Christensen

I'm a compulsive storyteller, an avid reader, and have always nurtured the secret goal of spending my life as a writer. -Astro Teller

I was always very maternal with my friends. I wasn't the kind of little girl that played with dolls and pretended I was the mommy. I wasn't that child, so when I say I was always maternal, I don't mean in that sense – but I've always been a nurturer. -Kim Fields

I've made an effort to nurture the feminine in myself. I don't mean overtly, but in terms of response to things. -James Salter

Britain has nurtured me and made me able to make movies that have travelled round the world. -Gurinder Chadha

My home nurtured in me an early attachment to books and other things of the intellect, to music, and to the out of doors. -Herbert A. Simon

In a nursery, if you don't take care of those plants, your profits get lost real quickly. You have to weed. You have to water. You have to nurture. Also, you have to take care of your employees in such a way that they do the same. -Jack Dangermond

A publisher – and I write as one – does far more than print and sell a book. It selects, nurtures, positions and promotes the writer's work. -Jonathan Galassi

I was interested in the narrative of how we nurture our elite in this society: all that stuff about believing in yourself and not accepting second best. Our inner world is at odds with that. -Lenny Abrahamson

If someone arrives, fully functional yet a tabula rasa, how does their environment influence, educate, even mold them? And if that is a nurture question, then where does that character's nature fit in? How does that manifest? -Greg Rucka

The more that I looked at DNA, the more I realized it was nature and nurture. It's how genes and your environment work together to produce the person you are. -Sam Kean

The fact that I do so many things, it really nurtures me. -Gustavo Santaolalla

The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life. -Robert Kennedy

I'm not the kind of person who needs to be a mother no matter what. Life brings you people. Maybe I'll nurture someone who's not my child, like a friend, or an actor I'm working with who needs some love. -Heather Graham

My dad is the first to say that Mum deals with the mortgage payments, the bills, the rota, things like that, while my dad is the emotional one who keeps the home together. He's the nurturer, but together, they work perfectly. -Cush Jumbo

I enjoy taking part in footballing events that are for social causes because, in my view, inspiring children through sport is a way of keeping their bodies and minds healthy as well as helping nurture their intelligence and ability to relate with others. -Shakira

Politicians in Washington work in a small, sheltered world where they lurch from crisis to crisis that they create, nurture and use as ideological triggers in their selfish pursuit of re-election. -Mike Barnicle

The land and the ocean are living, breathing entities that supported us, clothed us, fed us, and nurtured our culture from time immemorial. -Eden Robinson

I describe a soulmate as a 'soul-nurturing mate' – someone who nurtures your soul – thereby promoting insight and growth. -Karen Salmansohn

People have to understand how important it is for kids to be nurtured by their mom and dad and get the great role modeling when they are young. -Tony Dungy

There is such a rich sporting culture in Western Sydney, one that nurtured my sporting aspirations. Having Penrith Whitewater Stadium right at my doorstep was such an amazing advantage. It was a springboard to my success as an athlete, and I feel really fortunate to have grown up in this part of the world. -Jessica Fox

It is extremely rewarding for me to be recognised by the University of Aberdeen. This is where I grew up and nurtured my dreams. -Brian Binnie

The thing I'm most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it? -Satya Nadella

Every movie you do, you find something in yourself that you probably didn't know that you had, and a director will find something in you that you can nurture and find and bring for the next one. -Jason Statham

I believe that democracy is about values before it is about voting. These values must be nurtured within society and integrated into the electoral process itself. -Tzipi Livni

I think the greatest privilege you have as an artist is time to nurture what you want to make; that's super luxurious. For you to rush into something, that doesn't feel fun to me. I'm living life in order to be able to write about it. -Lake Bell

I need to be loved. I need to be nurtured. I also need peace and stability in my relationships. I can't be in volatile relationships. -Deepika Padukone

Many schools desperately need caring professionals like guidance counselors and social workers to ensure students' emotional, social and educational needs are met. But proposals to arm teachers are irresponsible and dangerous. The role of educators is to teach and nurture our children, not to be armed guards. -Randi Weingarten

We as men, in particular black men, are constantly supported, nurtured, forgiven, apologized for, led, followed and coddled by black women, and they get very little in return. -Jesse Williams

In order to defend the Chinese race, one must first defend the Confucian culture; and in order to defend the Confucian culture, one must first defend the State. This is because what preserves the race relies upon intelligence, which is in turn nurtured by Confucian education. -Zhang Zhidong

I know now that I began writing in a country where the word 'woman' and the word 'poet' were almost magnetically opposed. One word was used to invoke collective nurture, the other to sketch out self-reflective individualism. Both states were necessary – that much the culture conceded – but they were oil and water and could not be mixed. -Eavan Boland

There's one thing we all share: We eat to nurture ourselves, to feel stronger. -Alek Wek

Whatever you define family as, family is just a part of belonging to something that takes care of you and nurtures you… and when you have lost that, and you want to get that back, it's pretty easy to get emotional about it. -Ellen DeGeneres

I don't think people go to musicians for their political points of view. I think your political point of view is circumstances and then how you were nurtured and brought up. -Bruce Springsteen

I was twice-born. I'm Mexican by nature and Hungarian by nurture. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Together, we can nurture the talent of the future and bring the empowering force of music and the arts to a new generation. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

It's really a testament to my parents, because I was active, curious and creative as a child, and my parents nurtured that. But I wouldn't say that I was a professional child actor at all. I was never the breadwinner of my family. -Sarah Gadon

Doo-wop is the true music to me, man. Doo-wop was what nurtured me and grew me into who I am, and I guess even when I was in school, the teacher probably thought I had ADD or something every day, because I'd be beating on the desks, singing like the Flamingos or the Spaniels or Clyde McPhatter or somebody. -Aaron Neville

Assad's brutality has nurtured extremism and been its main recruiting sergeant. -Jo Cox

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. -Isaac Asimov

I've been lucky because I've had wonderful teachers along the way who have nurtured and pushed me to the next level. -Jimmy Smits

Could there have been a better role for Florence Henderson than Mrs. Brady? She nurtured everybody. She was so caring. -Matt Lauer

My mom has helped me nurture my interest and hone my talent. -Hansika Motwani

It's nature-nurture, right? I've been nurtured by Californians. -Gavin Newsom

I'm very much a person of nurture over nature. When the world is not nurturing, it can really change a man. -Barry Jenkins

There is no longer a doubt that women are just as competent as men. Gender differences are guided by nurture, as society treats boys and girls differently from an early age. -Naveen Jain

To nurture the sort of relationships that will truly help propel you towards accomplishing great things, you need to forget transactional networking and focus on having in-depth conversations with fewer people about subjects you really care about. -Naveen Jain

I was nurtured to play music pretty much from birth. -Trombone Shorty

The truth is that I didn't start out making commercial movies. My films were not film festival movies with the possible exception slightly of 'Super,' but I was able to nurture my gifts through the works of artists making lower budget films that needed a place and an outlet. -James Gunn

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it's easy to thwart. -Adam Grant

If you list the qualities that we consider feminine, they are patience, understanding, empathy, supportiveness, a desire to nurture. Our culture tells us those are feminine traits, but they're really just human. -Sydney Pollack

There haven't been genetic studies on grit, but we often think that challenge is inherited but grit is learned. That's not what science says. Science says grit comes from both nature and nurture. -Angela Duckworth

Remember that relationships are important and have to be nurtured and cherished. Also keep in mind that a relationship is a two way street, so be ready to give a relationship just as you would expect the other person to be giving to you. -Chanda Kochhar

I was nourished and nurtured at Stratford as a very young actress. They guided me and forgave me! -Diana Rigg

We have no companies now, not in the sense that I know, that nurture actors. It's very depressing that, given the money they get, the companies today don't number up in my estimation. They should be bringing on young talent, and they don't. -Diana Rigg

We want to nurture startups on our platform, just like we did in the old world. -Safra A. Catz

My dad had a company, and there were various films that hadn't gone into production that I'm trying to nurture. -Max Minghella

Multitasking, throughput, efficiency – these are excellent machine concepts, useful in the design of computer systems. But are they principles that nurture human thought and imagination? -Ellen Ullman

I think that there is a difference between men and women as a warrior and a nurturer… It's innate. -Judy Sheindlin

Being a nurturer isn't being a moron. -Judy Sheindlin

One had sown the seeds of corruption, and the other watered and nurtured it. Both the TDP and Congress have played their bit in patronising Satyam. -Chiranjeevi

Every day, at home, I have the astonishing and humbling opportunity – together with my wife Sophie – to nurture empathy, compassion, self-love, and a keen sense of justice in our three kids. -Justin Trudeau

I secretly nurtured the idea of being in show business but was always terrified of it. I had every fear you could possibly imagine associated with performing. -Richard Belzer

I always talk to all the crew. I always make it pleasant. I always nurture a relationship that makes people feel like they're important, like they're a part of the collaboration. I feel that way about the young actors on set. I don't talk to them like I'm the mentor; I talk to them like they're my peers. And I learned that from Meryl Streep. -Viola Davis

As a nurturer, I have always lived my life running for others, trying to make everyone happy, even if I often overlooked my own needs. I do it because it makes me happy and fulfilled. -Yolanda Hadid

I'm working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women. -Jessica Chastain

People who want to be singers can be nurtured and taught, and they can make great strides. But, the truth is, if you are completely tone deaf, it is never going to happen for you. It's just a reality of life. It's like me thinking I can be an Olympic swimmer. It ain't gonna happen! -Diana DeGarmo

When one goes to school, you don't have any idea of what you're going to learn. But as each day passes, you learn things. I believe sport is the same way. Some guys are born with a talent. But you have to nurture that talent and continue to learn. -Carlos Ruiz

As women gain weight, they start judging themselves. But who cares! Embrace what you have. Say, 'Belly, you might be poking out today, but I'm going to choose to love you and nurture you.' -Ashley Graham

I went to middle school and high school, and my drama teacher, Ms. Cooper, basically nurtured me. It was always a part of my life, and my parents allowed it to be. -Teyonah Parris

I believe there's no reason why we couldn't be entering a new age of musical theater if we continue to nurture young talent, take risks, and give them a playing field. -Carmen Cusack

Our schools must be places where all are respected and the values of tolerance and peacemaking are taught and nurtured. -Blase J. Cupich

My parents are so supportive of whatever we want to do and completely nurtured that, and they're so proud of that as well. My sister's a doctor, and I have an older brother as well. He went into the music industry; he's very musically talented. -Hannah John-Kamen

Political and legal institutions play a central role in setting the environment that can nurture prosperity and economic growth. -Angus Deaton

We're all a result of our early years and our nature and nurture. -Ruth Bradley

I couldn't reconcile being a progressive feminist with being the mother of a male: advocating for policies that discriminated against him and targeted him simply for his sex, advocating an ideology that was a direct contradiction to my role as a mother to protect and nurture my child. -Dana Loesch

Attracting the next generation of IoT talent will take more than money – it's just as important to nurture a team-based culture of diversity and openness in which every voice is valued. This not only appeals to younger workers but also aligns with IoT's network character. -Maciej Kranz

C. Peter Wagner was the Donald McGavran professor of church growth at Fuller. He was considered to be the heir of McGavran, founder of the church growth movement. That movement essentially said, 'Whatever grows a church is good' and needs to be nurtured. -Anthea Butler

I come from a great home and fully supportive family that helped to nurture my dreams. A lot of people don't have those same things in their household. -Karen Civil

For me, it's the ultimate to be able to nurture and nourish someone. They trust you. It's a basic form of intimacy in a community. -Lidia Bastianich

The service of food is to nurture, to please, to nourish. -Lidia Bastianich

Eating is something we all have to do. When we sit down at the table, we nurture ourselves, and hence, all our resistance goes away. We are open to receiving good and taking it in with gusto and pleasure. -Lidia Bastianich

My success is that I have these two great cultures behind me. One is Italian. I've continued to nurture that. But I also feel very American. -Lidia Bastianich

I nurture people's talents because, at the end of it, that's what they're left with. They're left with themselves. -Linda Perry

Bindi's really, you know, got her own goals and aspirations, and if I can nurture what Bindi loves, then I think I'm being a good parent. Because Bindi's got a natural love for wildlife, I think that will be part of what we're nurturing. -Terri Irwin

We must feed, shelter, and nurture one another as our first priority, and to do so, we must avail ourselves of our best technologies, which have always included some type of genetic modification. -Hope Jahren

As an environmental scientist, I think our first need is to feed and shelter and nurture. That has always required the exploitation of plant life, and it always will. -Hope Jahren

It's our job as marketers and brand professionals to nurture the brand and calm it down when it's angry and to encourage when it's trying to grow. -Bozoma Saint John

I've started to really nurture a bedtime routine, which, for me, starts with caffeine-free tea, usually rooibos or jasmine tea, something soothing, very fragrant, just a reminder to get back to your senses. -Caroline Ghosn

I think it's important that culture is this ongoing thing that needs to be nurtured, because there is no such thing as a quick, arty fix. -Phoebe Waller-Bridge

If people long to create a better world, then we must use our platform to nurture imagination – hopeful ideas, fresh alternatives, belief that the way things are isn't the way things need to be. -Katharine Viner

I was a playwright who was still learning the ropes when Starz took a chance on me to create and showrun 'Vida.' They nurtured and supported me during every step of the strenuous process, and that is a debt that cannot be repaid. -Tanya Saracho

I'm very conscious of who I work with. Because I want to develop and nurture my writers so they can have their own shows, take on whatever is next for them. -Tanya Saracho

I have five kids, and people can say 'nature versus nurture,' but it is nature! Nurture has so little to do with it. I have five kids, and there are five totally different people in my house. -Kenya Barris

Each actor, every single time you work with an actor, you have to come up with the language that's going to serve them. And that's what allows them to give the performance that you want to nurture inside of them and what you think they're capable of giving. -George C. Wolfe

Many of us believed that Black Lives Matter would move this country to not only reckon with white racism but to usher in new laws and practices that would curb vigilantism and law enforcement violence. But, instead, white nationalism was nurtured and began to take root among the American people. -Patrisse Cullors

Mr. Trump has been consistent in some areas. Since the late 1980s, he has nurtured a set of preoccupations, chiefly that America's allies – Japan and Saudi Arabia among them – are ripping America off. -David E. Sanger

My brother nurtured the love of stand-up comedy in a skinny little black kid named Tony. -Tony Rock

There's a very collaborative, collective attitude. That's a very female principle. We try to nurture that aspect of the band. -Kate Pierson

When I first came to Bellator, I wanted to take it back to what we accomplished at Strikeforce and look at the next generation. So we signed the Aaron Picos of the world and put them in our development programme to nurture them. -Scott Coker

American political scions evoke a central contradiction in our thinking. We believe – or say we do – in nurture, not nature. Yet we are comforted by the aristocratic notion that leadership might run in the bloodlines. -Michael Beschloss

I was nurtured by Ralph Farquhar and then, later, by Sara Finney-Johnson and Vida Spears, two black women. So, I actually was nurtured by my culture, in a safe environment that allowed me to build my confidence. And Debbie Allen was one of my mentors, along with Stan Lathan. -Mara Brock Akil

The strength it takes to love, mold, and nurture a child should be honored every single day. -Raheem DeVaughn

I think I've nurtured the following that I have to the point where I can consistently do a certain type of numbers when I put a project out. -Raheem DeVaughn

You make certain assumptions as a parent. And you kind of think, at a certain point, you've figured things out. And then all of a sudden, that person that you raised and nurtured and thought that you knew is someone else completely. -Tony Shalhoub

When I first saw children's television, I thought it was perfectly horrible. And I thought there was some way of using this fabulous medium to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen. -Fred Rogers

My first professional job was with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. I started out in an educational touring play and eventually starred on their stages. That was the theatre that nurtured me to expand as an artist. -Colman Domingo

To a certain extent, just like my children, I nurture my writing until the point when it has to get out and face the outside world, where it takes on a life of its own. That is a purpose of any artist and their art. -Colman Domingo

A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action. -Richard M. DeVos

Talent is important, but how one develops and nurtures it is even more so. -Terence Tao

I created MMG years ago. My desire was to create a space where the most talented artists in the world could be nurtured and supported. With that came a commitment. I vowed to support these artists through the good and the bad. -Rick Ross

Most of the parents in India, especially in smaller towns, fear for daughters due to the inhuman treatment meted out to them. They want her to go away, saying, 'You're not my responsibility anymore.' I don't understand: why don't we nurture our girls? -Aditi Rao Hydari

I always feel blessed because so many people have taken me under their wings, nurtured me, and made me a part of their vision. -Aditi Rao Hydari

The child in each of us must be nurtured – that often makes us the best. -Maurizio Sarri

As the founding lead of the Google Brain team, former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and now overall lead of Baidu's AI team of some 1,200 people, I've been privileged to nurture many of the world's leading AI groups and have built many AI products that are used by hundreds of millions of people. -Andrew Ng

I think United always had a plan for me. They nurtured me. -Jesse Lingard

With my work, it's not possible to just cast a production and leave it. I have to nurture the group of dancers to make it happen. -Matthew Bourne

I am a great fan of Rituparno's films and have always nurtured a wish of acting in his films. I was very impressed with his 'Chokher Bali,' 'Bariwali,' and 'Raincoat.' -Manisha Koirala

I take care of my health. I nurture it. -Manisha Koirala

I'd have considered myself fortunate to be coached by Guardiola because he really puts his stamp on teams. He builds them, moulds them, guides them, berates them, nurtures them. He makes them great. He takes them to a higher level; a place beyond mere football. -Andrea Pirlo

'To All The Boys' is one film amongst a couple other romantic comedies through the decades that promotes… I don't know what they're calling it. A modern man? A man that's more emotionally accessible and available and willing to communicate and actually care and nurture. -Noah Centineo

Your circumstances can have an effect on you as a person. If you are nurtured and looked after by the right people, you can be the best version of yourself. -Emma Mackey

You can have a career and kids who love you. But you have to nurture yourself and find a way to be fulfilled so you're not resentful. -Catherine Reitman

It makes my life easier that I don't have to take my daughter or son to school, that I've not got to look after them because they are ill. But then, I'm not nurtured and cherished, so I will seek external love from other close relationships. -Esther McVey

Let's be clear: There is no doubt that the citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea both fear and loathe the United States. Paranoia, resentment, and a crude anti-Americanism have been nurtured inside the Hermit Kingdom for decades. -Mehdi Hasan

In American politics, there's a recurring fantasy, nurtured by the press, about 'courageous' politicians who do the right thing against their political interest. But really, isn't it even more encouraging when the right thing has just become good politics? -Ari Melber

We rarely see cisgender heterosexual men in positions where they're nurturers. We only paint femmes, trans women, and cis women as nurturers, and because of toxic masculinity, men are taught not to be that way. -Indya Moore

Traditional musical forms like 'Parai Isai' and 'Villupattu' are unique, and they need to be protected and nurtured. -Ilaiyaraaja

My mission on this planet hasn't changed. I want to nurture the planet, to guide the planet, to help the planet. -Stephon Marbury

India is one of the richest civilizations in the world, and we Indians are known for our love of our soil! But somewhere on our way to modernisation, we have been losing the very essence and spirit that we should be proud of – that is, our culture that teaches us to love and respect nature and nurture it. -Asin

Males raised and nurtured on mama's 'love' resent the need that they have for women. -Jesse Lee Peterson

A woman can't teach a man how to be a man. But she can teach you how to nurture, how to care, how to love, and how to give. -Slowthai

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