11 Quotes About Orphans That Will Make You More Considerate Towards Them

Orphans, or the young children who have lost both their parents to death, and have been left to fend for themselves are truly among the most vulnerable in our society. Even worse are the children who have been abandoned by their parents, forced to live the life of orphans despite having living parents. As young kids, most people enjoy the privilege of being nurtured, loved, and cared for by their mother and father—a luxury denied to the orphans who struggle to rebuild their young lives without any parental support.

No doubt, Mother Teresa is regarded a saint for providing selfless service to thousands of orphans in India who would have simply died on the streets had it not been for the dedicated services of her group of nuns. The concept of an orphan also finds considerable mentions in the media, featuring prominently in works like Charlotte Bront´┐Ż's ‘Jane Eyre’ and Mark Twain's ‘Tom Sawyer.’ While the life of an orphan is predominantly a miserable one, several orphans like Nelson Mandela, Edgar Allan Poe, and Leo Tolstoy have grown up to become famous personalities, giving hope to other orphans that it is possible for them to rebuild their diffiuclt lives.

We have a collection of inspiring quotes about orphans for you.

The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this.

- Chuck Palahniuk

The women laughed and wept; the crowd stamped their feet enthusiastically, for at that moment Quasimodo was really beautiful. He was handsome — this orphan, this foundling, this outcast.

- The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo

When you lose your parents as a child, you are indoctrinated into a club, you re taken into life's severest confidence. You are undeceived.

- Anthropology of an American Girl, Hilary Thayer Hamann

The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths – meaning they would be geniuses in a wide variety of fields.

- The Ninth Orphan, James Morcan

Orphans are the only ones who get to choose their fathers, and they love them twice as much.

- The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson

Not sure how much longer she can continue her fight for the children or how much more of her there is to give, she pledged to keep going until she no longer can.

- Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China, Kay Bratt

Orphanages are the only places that ever left me feeling empty and full at the same time.

- John M. Simmons

If your brother can't 'old 'is own against a bunch of orphans, 'e'd best leave off playing 'azard altogether!

- The Weaver Takes a Wife, Sheri Cobb South

Tell me, Theodore, were you playing against orphans, by any chance?

- The Weaver Takes a Wife, Sheri Cobb South

Dead mothers are rather fashionable these days. They lend such an attractive air of tragedy.

- Hook's Revenge, Heidi Schulz

If you invest your time, talent, and resources, orphans around the world can have much happier and healthier lives.

- Unseen Tears: The Challenges of Orphans and Orphanages in China, Beau Sides

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