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Quotations About / On: CHILDREN

  • 31.
    You will always be your child's favorite toy.
    (Vicki Lansky (20th century), U.S. author. Trouble-Free Travel with Children, Chapter 3 (1991).)
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  • 32.
    Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
    (Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.)
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  • 33.
    The children of childish parents age quickly.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 34.
    Some children have the most disagreeable way of getting grown-up
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, April 17, 1868, to Agnes Argles. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. I, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 35.
    Children now accuse their parents of ingratitude.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 36.
    Then spare the rod and spoil the child.
    (Samuel Butler (1612-1680), British poet. Hudibras, pt. 2, cto. 1 (1663-1678).)
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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    A man growing old becomes a child again.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 434 (Peleus).)
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  • 39.
    The extent to which a parent is able to see a child's world through that child's eyes depends very much on the parent's ability to appreciate the differences between herself and her child and to respect those differences. Your own children need you to accept them for who they are, not who you would like them to be.
    (Lawrence Balter (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. "Not in Front of the Children...," Ch. 3 (1993).)
  • 40.
    In families children tend to take on stock roles, as if there were hats hung up in some secret place, visible only to the children. Each succeeding child selects a hat and takes on that role: the good child, the black sheep, the clown, and so forth.
    (Ellen Galinsky (20th century), U.S. author and researcher. Between Generations, ch. 3 (1981).)
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