Quotes: child

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  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
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    In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and... mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
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    In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?
  • Campbell Brown
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    It comes down to what your priorities are, and if public education is about kids, then every decision we make should be focused on the question of 'Is this good for a child?' And that should be the driving focus and the priority when we decide what our policies should be and what our laws should be.
  • Dwight L. Moody
    Dwight L. Moody
    American evangelist 1837-1899
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    It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    It is a wise father that knows his own child.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
  • Bill Brandt
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    It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.
    Source: Bill Brandt, behind the camera: photographs 1928-1983
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
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    It is time that the medical and teaching profession should realize that functional neurosis is not congenital, not inborn, not hereditary, but is the result of a defective, fear-inspiring education in early child life.
    Source: Nervous Ills their Cause and Cure (1922)
  • Edward. E. Cummings
    Edward. E. Cummings
    American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
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    It takes three to make a child.
  • Carolyn Murphy
    Carolyn Murphy
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    It was easy to run around barefoot in oblivion in Costa Rica. But once I gave birth to my child, I didn't want to be oblivious to the obvious.