Quotations About / On: CHILD

  • 41.
    History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 1, fragment 24, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976).)
  • 42.
    Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
    (Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, ch. 17 (1969).)
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  • 43.
    Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
    (Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist and critic. Essays of Elia, Witches and other Night Fears (1823).)
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  • 44.
    Live free, child of the mist,—and with respect to knowledge we are all children of the mist.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 240, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 45.
    It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's "mature" critics often are.
    (Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Writer Because of, Not in Spite of, Her Children," Ms. (New York, Jan. 1976).)
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  • 46.
    The new concept of the child as equal and the new integration of children into adult life has helped bring about a gradual but certain erosion of these boundaries that once separated the world of children from the word of adults, boundaries that allowed adults to treat children differently than they treated other adults because they understood that children are different.
    (Marie Winn (20th century), U.S. author. Children Without Childhood, ch. 13 (1981).)
  • 47.
    When we raise our children, we relive our childhood. Forgotten memories, painful and pleasurable, rise to the surface.... So each of us thinks, almost daily, of how our own childhood compares with our children's, and of what our children's future will hold.
    (Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, part 1, ch. 1 (1991).)
  • 48.
    Isn't erasing children's starvation better than sating men's mania?
    (When some neglect life services to sate their pride.)
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  • 49.
    I was raised Christian, my wife was raised Buddhist, and our children 'CONFUSED'
    (My Thai wife and I have been married 38 years, during which we raised three children.)
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  • 50.
    Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author and humorist. Notebooks (1935).)
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