Quotations on the Children Themselves
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If you want to see what children can do, stop giving them things.

Norman Douglas


Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all of my best friends are children.

J. D. Salinger


The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation

Ray R Wilbur


Every child is born a potential genius.

Buckminister Fuller


Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.

Eudora Welty


Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse.

Robert A. Heinlein


Adults are obsolete children.

Dr. Seuss


Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.

English Proverb


Children ask better questions than adults. "May I have a cookie?" "Why is the sky blue?" and "What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than "Where's your manuscript?" Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer?

Fran Lebowitz


Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.

John Bradshaw


Children are a wonderful gift . . . They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.

Desmond Tutu


There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.

Elizabeth Lawrence


No child is born with a really cold heart, and it is only in proportion as we lose that youthful heart that we lose the inner warmth in ourselves.

Lin Yutang


Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.

Shirley Hazzard


For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.

Thomas J. Cottle

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