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An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878+1
But still I dream that somewhere there must be The spirit of a child that waits for me.
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.
American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist. 1911-1980+1
Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937+1
We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-19630
'Are the gods not just?'
'Oh no, child. What would become of us if they were?'Source: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (1956) Orual & The Fox
'Benedict' means 'blessed.' My parents liked the sound of the name and felt slightly blessed because they'd been trying for a child for a very long time.
American author and political activist 1941-0
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
A child needs to be listened to and talked to at 3 and 4 and 5 years of age. Parents should not wait for the sophisticated conversation of a teenager.
American comic actor 1895-19770
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
A child should never even think about being a "good son." A parent decides that fate for the child. The parent encourages that. Not the child himself. And the perfect dad? I shudder at thinking what that may be.
A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.
A child who plays a game of football for one season without any documented concussion - several months after that season, if you subject his brain to sophisticated psychological testing and radiological testing, functional MRIs, there is evidence of brain damage.
American Dramatist 1915-0
A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.