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- Lydia M. Child: American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor
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Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973+13
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993+5
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. 1835-1922+5
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
American Actress, Producer 1908-1989+5
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Francis Maitland Balfour
British biologist 1851-1882+5
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Lydia M. Child
American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880+4
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832+4
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936+3
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
American author and educator 1923-1985+3
No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950+2
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
American psychiatrist 1920-+1
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
American Evangelist 1918-+1
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882+1
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Sir James Matthew Barrie
British playwright 1860-1937+1
Every time a child says, ''I don't believe in fairies,'' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
Lydia M. Child
American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880+1
Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.