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All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little PrinceTranslations available
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund FreudTranslations available
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Carl Gustav JungTranslations available
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On EducationTranslations available
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo PicassoTranslations available
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van BeethovenTranslations available
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It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William ShakespeareTranslations available
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les CaractèresTranslations available
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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and EvilTranslations available
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The art, my children, it is to be absolutely oneself.
Paul VerlaineTranslations available
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Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian GrayTranslations available
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To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Isaac NewtonTranslations available
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To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
John Locke - Some Thoughts Concerning EducationTranslations available
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Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Carl Gustav JungTranslations available
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He recognized in himself that power to forget which only children have, and geniuses, and the innocent. Innocent, overwhelmed by joy, he understood at last that he was made for happiness.
Albert CamusTranslations available
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Nobody wants to introduce as many reforms as children do.
Franz KafkaTranslations available
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In fact, every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius to a certain extent a child.
Arthur SchopenhauerTranslations available
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For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Michel de Montaigne - EssaysTranslations available
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The child sees everything in a state of newness; he is always drunk. Nothing more resembles what we call inspiration than the delight with which a child absorbs form and color.
Charles BaudelaireTranslations available
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I believe the power of observation in numbers of very young children to be quite wonderful for its closeness and accuracy. Indeed, I think that most grown men who are remarkable in this respect, may with greater propriety be said not to have lost the faculty, than to have acquired it.
Charles DickensTranslations available
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.
François Fénelon - Treatise on the Education of GirlsTranslations available
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One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Maria MontessoriTranslations available
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Babies and animals are the mirrors of nature.
EpicurusTranslations available
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I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days.
M. C. EscherTranslations available
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A child deserves the maximum respect.
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - SatiresTranslations available
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Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis BaconTranslations available
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