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Every child is gifted

“It’s a wondrous thing how the wild calms a child.”  – Unknown

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” – John Muir

“Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times.”

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” – Oscar Wilde

“A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.” – Jacob Abbott

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” – Joybell C.

“There is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent—because everyday fears—like not being approved of—pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.” – Arianna Huffington

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.” – Charles Osgood

“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” – Nelson Mandela

“If God places a child before you, and you are too busy to wield either a positive or negative influence…you just did the latter! You communicated that the child doesn’t matter and isn’t important.” – Wess Stafford

“Every child is an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”  

“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!” – Dwight L. Moody

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.” – Charles Spurgeon

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Denis Waitley

“Children make you want to start life over.” – Muhammad Ali 

“What is a home without children? Quiet.” – Henny Youngman

“Children are mirrors, they reflect back to us all we say and do.” – Pam Leo

“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people.” – Nelson Mandela

“Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of building better lives.” – Nelson Mandela

“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” – Orlando Aloysius Battista

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It’s the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” –  Mother Teresa

“Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” –  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

“It is vital that when educating our children’s brains we do not neglect to educate their hearts by nurturing their compassionate nature.” –  Dalai Lama

“Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.” – Paul Berg

“An environmental-based education movement—at all levels of education—will help students realize that school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration but a portal to the wider world.” – Richard Louv

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