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Words of Note

There are so many disciplines in being a parent besides the obvious ones like getting up in the night and putting up with the noise during the day. And almost the hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain, to show them we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.

Nan Fairbrother, English writer and journalist

From 'An English Year' (1954).

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