Quotations About / On: CHILDREN

  • 11.
    Children must eventually train their own children, and any impoverishment of their impulse life, for the sake of avoiding friction, must be considered a possible liability affecting more than one lifetime
    (Erik H. Erikson (20th century), U.S. psychoanalyst. Childhood and Society, ch. 8 (1950).)
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  • 12.
    We passed the Children's Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories.
    (William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Henry F. Pringle, The Life and Times of William Howard Taft, 2: 621, Farrar & Rinehart (1939). Taft appointed Julia Lathrop to head a Children's Bureau. She was the first woman ever to become a bureau chief, April 15, 1912.)
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  • 13.
    If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
    (Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educationist. The Absorbent Mind, ch. 1 (1949).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Anglo-Irish novelist. The House in Paris, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1935).)
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  • 17.
    Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
  • 18.
    A lifetime [or, eternity] is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. quoted in Hippolytus [early third century A.D.], Refutation 9.9.4, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, trans. by R.D. McKirahan, Jr., eds. S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, and C.D.C. Reeve, Hackett Publishing Co. (1995).)
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  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    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).)
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