Quotations About / On: CHILD

  • 71.
    Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 612 (Phaedra).)
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  • 72.
    Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British lawyer, philosopher and essayist. (1625). "Of Parents and Children," Essays.)
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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Time and Tide, letter 8 (1867).)
  • 76.
    You think me the child of circumstance; I make my circumstance.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, January 1842, at the Masonic Temple in Boston, repr. In The Dial (1843) and Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849). "The Transcendentalist," repr. in The Portable Emerson, ed. Carl Bode (1946, repr. 1981).)
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  • 77.
    One spares old people just as one spares children.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).)
  • 78.
    They say an old man is twice a child.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosencrantz, in Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2, l. 385. To Hamlet, who has just pointed out Polonius; proverbial.)
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  • 79.
    Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
    (Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 49 (1929, revised 1970).)
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  • 80.
    Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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