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Quotations About / On: CHILD

  • 71.
    Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
    (Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Quoted in The Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, New York, February, 1978).)
  • 72.
    We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Illusions," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 73.
    I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
    (Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British Monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 2, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923). Said in the late 1500s.)
  • 74.
    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).)
  • 75.
    Having advanced to the limit of boldness, child, you have stumbled against the lofty pedestal of Justice.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 853.)
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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 4 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British writer.)
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