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An honest man is always a child

“Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life.” – Sophocles

“Wealth and children are the adornment of life.” – Quran

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

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” – Maria Montessori

“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.” – Nadia Boulanger

“Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” – L.R. Knost

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” – Carl Jung

“A young child is, indeed, a true scientist, just one big question mark. What? Why? How? I never cease to marvel at the recurring miracle of growth, to be fascinated by the mystery and wonder of this brave enthusiasm.” – Victoria Wagner

“Too often, I think, children are required to write before they have anything to say. Teach them to think and read and talk with self-repression, and they will write because they cannot help it.” – Anne Sullivan

“My children, the secret of religion lies not in theories but in practice.” – Swami Vivekananda

“An honest man is always a child.” – Socrates

“Children pick up words, as pigeons peas, and utter them again as God shall please.” –  Portuguese Proverb

“The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.” – William Shakespeare

“If you ask children in the west where’s God, they’d point to the sky. If you ask children in India, they point at themselves.” – Mother Teresa

“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” – Charles Dickens

“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori 

“Your children make it impossible to regret your past. They’re its finest fruits. Sometimes the only ones.” – Anna Quindlen

“Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.” – Alexandre Dumas

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