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- Lydia M. Child: American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor
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Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993
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
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
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
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.
Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Lydia M. Child
American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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.
American author and educator 1923-1985
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.
John F. Kennedy
American politician 1917-1963
A child miseducated is a child lost.
American Evangelist 1918-
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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-
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
British poet, writer 1847-1922
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.
American comic actor 1895-1977
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.