Child Quotes

The potential for self-loathing comes from the unavoidable problem that one is engaging in a childish, fraudulent activity: although it has the capacity to delight and amaze, the performer is also a hairs breadth from being justifiably treated like a silly child. It is, after all, just tricks.

Derren Victor Brown

Any form of card-case, beyond the most battered and unassuming, is surely an aesthetic and social travesty. To withdraw, say, a silver case from the pocket before removing a card is surely to trumpet a ludicrous gaucheness and maladroit pretension. It is impossible for the intended recipient of the card to view the case as anything other than a misjudged piece of peacockery; unfeasible to avoid a brief inner commentary along the lines of oh, hes bought one of those... he decided this would make the act of handing over a card a signal of his success as a businessman and a certain refined elegance as a gentleman... probably picked it out himself... please God it was a Fathers Day gift from a child who knew no better.

Derren Victor Brown

I have retained a belief that it is the popular sporty kids at school who grow up to have the least interesting lives, and the unhappy young souls who develop into the most extraordinary adults. Whoever heard of a creative genius being understood as a child and well loved by his class mates? Who like to imagine an artist who emerged into adulthood content with his lot? And, conversely, how satisfying to hear that almost without exception, the untroubled, popular kids at school have ended up blandly as accountants, solicitors or in IT. Hold on, misfits, your day will come.

Derren Victor Brown

The law and the constitution are like a child's pants. They've got to be made wider and longer as the child grows so as to fit him. If they're kept too tight, he'll burst them; and if you're in a hurry and make them too big all at once, they'll trip him up.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation?

Paul David Hewson

No government can love a child, and no policy can substitute for a family's care

Hillary Clinton

We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology

Carl Gustav Jung

To have even known such a man as he was is an inestimable boon. To have been with him for so long as a child, to have known so intimately the man who above all others has understood childhood, is indeed a memory on which to look back with thanksgiving and with tears.

Isa Bowman

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play

Heraclitus

We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play

Heraclitus

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed

William John Bennett

Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.

Tim Roth

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden

Sir Walter Scott

If only for a half hour a day, a child should do something serviceable to the community

George Bernard Shaw

Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, "I'm glad to go," for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, "I try to be willing," while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

Alcott, Louisa May

What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?

Honor de Balzac

No one keeps a secret so well as a child

Victor Hugo

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.

Chinese Proverb

If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.

Mother Teresa

Be a child of your times!

Ali bin Abu-Talib

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Thomas Paine

The school is not quite deserted, said the Ghost. "A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.

Charles Dickens

I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We're still just a child creature, we're still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We're growing up, we're moving into adolescence now. When we grow up - man, we're going to be something!

Gene Roddenberry

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