Public schools were designed as the great equalizers of our society - the place where all children could have access to educational opportunities to make something of themselves in adulthood
The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.
When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford to belong to a country club. But I could never belong to a private club because of my experience as a child, because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity
You are dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
Too many people grow up. That`s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don`t remember what it`s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won`t do that
We are living at an important and fruitful moment now, for it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out; a man can no longer depend on them. By the time a man is thirty-five he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.
It takes a highly intellectual individual to enjoy leisure. . . . Most of us had better count on working. What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. . . . Few people overwork; plenty overeat, overworry, overdrink. . . . Few realize real joy and happiness of conquest. The basis of mental health for the average adult is more work, provided the work is not mere drudgery
žAdults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.
If this was adulthood the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables
A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does
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