Quotes: child

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  • Ban Ki-moon
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    Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issues - including health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support.
  • Rose Macaulay
    Rose Macaulay
    English writer 1881-1958
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    Cranks live by theory, not by pure desire. They want votes, peace, nuts, liberty, and spinning-looms not because they love these things, as a child loves jam, but because they think they ought to have them. That is one element which makes the crank.
  • Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
  • Alan Paton
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    Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
  • Carmen Electra
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    Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.
  • 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.
  • Don't regret your life, child, it will pass soon enough.
    Source: Lighthousekeeping (2006) 116
  • 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.
  • Boomer Esiason
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    Educate yourself. Understand what you're dealing with. Then figure out how to fight it. Then figure out how to raise money for that fight. It'll help you cope. It'll help your child.
  • 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.
  • Bruce Chatwin
    Bruce Chatwin
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    Even today, when an Aboriginal mother notices the first stirrings of speech in her child, she lets it handle the things of that particular country: leaves, fruit, insects and so forth. We give our children guns and computer games, Wendy said. They gave their children the land.
    Source: The Songlines p. 270