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Quotations about children, kids, or youth

Michel de Montaigne – Anger transports men from right judgments

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Michel de MontaigneThere is no passion that so much transports men from their right judgments as anger. No one would demur upon punishing a judge with death who should condemn a criminal upon the account of his own choler; why then should fathers and pedants be any more allowed to whip and chastise children in their anger? It is then no longer correction but revenge. Chastisement is instead of physic to children; and should we suffer a physician who should be animated against and enraged at his patient?

Michel de Montaigne  

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Plato – No man should bring children. . .

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platoNo man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

Plato  

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Bertrand Russell – Algebra at first mystifies the child

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Bertrand RussellIn the beginning of algebra, even the most intelligent child finds, as a rule, very great difficulty. The use of letters is a mystery, which seems to have no purpose except mystification. It is almost impossible, at first, not to think that every letter stands for some particular number, if only the teacher would reveal what number it stands for.

Bertrand Russell   (1872-1970)

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Hamilton Wright Mabie – The mother loves her child most

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The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.

Hamilton Wright Mabie  

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Eugène Ionesco – The world of miracle and wonder

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Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed in light out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.

Eugène Ionesco   (1909-1994)

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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam – Your children are not yours

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Abdul KalamYour children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam  

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William Penn – The natural genius of children

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William PennThe first thing obvious to children is what is sensible; and that we make no part of their rudiments. We press their memory too soon, and puzzle, strain, and load them with words and rules; to know grammar and rhetoric, and a strange tongue or two, that it is ten to one may never be useful to them; leaving their natural genius to mechanical and physical, or natural knowledge uncultivated and neglected; which would be of exceeding use and pleasure to them through the whole course of their Life.

William Penn   (1644-1718)

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