Quotes by child
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American Dramatist 1915-
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.
Frank A. Clark
American politician 1860-1936
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
English writer 1894-1963
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
English writer and cleric 1771-1845
A nation grown free in a single day is a child born with the limbs and the vigor of a man, who would take a drawn sword for his rattle, and set the house in a blaze that he might chuckle over the splendor.
American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
Mexican author and academic 1978-
A one-night-stander is someone who does not dare to explore the full potential of a relationship, just like a child who is afraid to go to the deep part of the pool. The latter does not want to learn how to swim, the former does not want to learn how to live.Source: Zire Notes May 2004 December 2006
11th President of India 1931-2015
A person with belief never grovels before anyone, whining and whimpering that it's all too much, that he lacks support, that he is being treated unfairly. Instead, such a person tackes problems head on and then affirms, 'As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.Source: Wings of Fire
Lydia M. Child
American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
Senegalese politician 1926-
A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.
William E. Vaughan
American columnist and author 1915-1977
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
American poet 1819-1892
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
British classical scholar and linguist 1850-1928
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.
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