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.
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action
Even a crow finds its own child precious.
The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship
The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart. He does not think beforehand that his words shall be sincere, nor that his acts shall be resolute; he simply abides in the right.
Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
Capitalism is the bastard child of democracy.
The abuse of a thing is no argument against the use of it.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.