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  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran Lebowitz
    American journalist 1951-
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    Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Don't set your wit against a child.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it's the one they will most need to know.
  • Gaston Bachelard
    Gaston Bachelard
    French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
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    Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso
    Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
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    Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
    American poet, philosopher and inventor 1895-1983
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    Every child is born a genius.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie
    Sir James Matthew Barrie
    British playwright 1860-1937
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    Every time a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

    Source: Peter Pan (1904)

  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
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    Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Father in Heaven! When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    For not an orphan in the wide world can be so deserted as the child who is an outcast from a living parent's love.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.