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There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

There should be no enforced respect for grown-ups. We cannot prevent children from thinking us fools by merely forbidding them to utter their thoughts; in fact, they are more likely to think ill of us if they dare not say so.

They who have to educate children should keep in mind that boys are to become men, and that girls are to become women. The neglect of this momentous consideration gives us a race of moral hermaphrodites.

Those lives are, indeed, narrow and confined which are not blessed with several children.

Unlike grownups, children have little need to deceive themselves.

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.

What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?

What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child that must the community want for all its children.

What's done to children, they will do to society.

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things.

Where children are, there is the golden age.

Whether it be for good or evil, the education of the child is principally derived from its own observation of the actions, words, voice, and looks of those with whom it lives. - The friends of the young, then, cannot be too circumspect in their presence to avoid every and the least appearance of evil.

Who feels injustice; who shrinks before a slight; who has a sense of wrong so acute, and so glowing a gratitude for kindness, as a generous boy?

Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?

William Blake really is important, my cornerstone. Nobody ever told me before he did that childhood was such a damned serious business.

With children we must mix gentleness with firmness. - They must not always have their own way, but they must not always be thwarted. - If we never have headaches through rebuking them, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up. - Be obeyed at all costs; for if you yield up your authority once, you will hardly get it again.

You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him try to take care of himself. He will make mistakes; and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom.

Your children are not dead. They are just waiting until the world deserves them.

Your little child is your only true democrat.


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