Quotes: child

Quotes 151 till 165 of 409.

  • Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter
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    I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...
    Source: Journal entry
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
    Buckminster Fuller
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    I set about fifty-five years ago (1927) to see what a penniless, unknown human individual with a dependent wife and newborn child might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity...
    Source: Grunch of Giants (1983)
  • I suppose that every parent loves his child; but I know without any supposing, that in a large number of homes the love is hidden behind authority, or its expression is crowded out by daily duties and cares.
  • Sri Sarada Devi
    Sri Sarada Devi
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    I tell you one thing - if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
    James Joyce
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    I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
  • Brooke Burke
    Brooke Burke
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    I think it's such a blessing to be able to have a child, and good and bad, whatever you go through, it's so worth it, and it's such an unbelievable time - you have someone growing inside of you!
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
    Albert Ellis
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    I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
    Alan Bennett
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    I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not.
  • Burton Richter
    Burton Richter
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    I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
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    I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing?
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the anciently, stealing, fighting.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
    Gloria Steinem
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    I'm completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way. And as somebody said, Everybody with a womb doesn't have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer.
  • Bayard Ruskin
    Bayard Ruskin
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    I've seen the Rhine with younger wave, O'er every obstacle to rave. I see the Rhine in his native wild Is still a mighty mountain child.
  • Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson
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    If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
  • If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.