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Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.

Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.

Children are excellent physiognomists, and soon discover their real friends. - Luttrell calls them all lunatics, and so in fact they are. - What is childhood but a series of happy delusions?

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

Children do not know how their parents love them, and they never will till the grave closes over those parents, or till they have children of their own.

Children generally hate to be idle.-All the care then should be, that their busy humor should be constantly employed in something that is of use to them.

Children have more need of models than of critics.

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

Children have no use for psychology. They detest sociology. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff. When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish allusions.

Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult of times.

Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter.-They increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death.

Do not mistake a child for his symptom.

Don't set your wit against a child.

God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. - My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children.

Good Christian people, here lies for you an inestimable loan;-take all heed thereof, in all carefulness employ it. With high recompense, or else with heavy penalty, will it one day be required back.

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.

Heaven lies about us in our infancy.

I did not have children. I didn't cooperate in the expansion of human misery.

I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.


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