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All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince
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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 Freud
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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 Jung
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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 Education
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Pablo Picasso
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
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It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
William Shakespeare
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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 Caractères
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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 Evil
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The art, my children, it is to be absolutely oneself.”
Paul Verlaine
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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 Gray
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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 Newton
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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 Education
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Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Nobody wants to introduce as many reforms as children do.”
Franz Kafka
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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 Schopenhauer
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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 - Essays
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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 Baudelaire
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.”
François Fénelon - Treatise on the Education of Girls
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One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”
Maria Montessori
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Babies and animals are the mirrors of nature.”
Epicurus
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A child deserves the maximum respect.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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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 Bacon
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