Quotations About / On: CHILD

  • 41.
    The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
    (Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author and child advocate. As quoted in Richard B. Stolley, "Our Future Depends on How We Treat America's Children," Money (May 1995).)
  • 42.
    Children from humble families must be taught how to command just as other children must be taught how to obey.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 268, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 395, "Teaching to Command," (1878).)
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  • 43.
    Always remember that a child doesn't have to be average to be normal. Children with very different temperaments can be equally successful.
    (Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 8 (1993).)
  • 44.
    Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
    (Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), U.S. novelist, dramatist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).)
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  • 45.
    We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Sex and Destiny, ch. 1 (1984).)
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  • 46.
    We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Sex and Destiny, ch. 1 (1984).)
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  • 47.
    Children use all their wiles to get their way with adults. Adults do the same with children.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 48.
    If parents award freedom regardless of whether their children have demonstrated an ability to handle it, children never learn to see a clear link between responsible behavior and adult privileges.
    (Melinda M. Marshall (20th century), U.S. writer and editor. Good Enough Mothers, ch. 3 (1993).)
  • 49.
    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).)
  • 50.
    Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
    (Bruno Bettelheim (20th century), Austrian-born child psychologist. A Good Enough Parent, ch. 2 (1987).)
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