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  • William E. Vaughan
    William E. Vaughan
    American columnist and author 1915-1977
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    A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
  • Jane Harrison
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    A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
  • Elias Canetti
    Elias Canetti
    Austrian novelist and philosopher 1905-
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    Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.
  • Marie Curie
    Marie Curie
    Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist 1867-1934
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    All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
  • Maria Montessori
    Maria Montessori
    Italian onderwijskundige 1870-1952
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    An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran Lebowitz
    American journalist 1951-
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    Any child who cannot do long division by himself does not deserve to smoke.

    Source: Metropolitan life

  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
  • Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
  • Buddy Hackett
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    As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame.

    Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1986)

  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran Lebowitz
    American journalist 1951-
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    Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.