Great Throughts Treasury

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Orlando A. Battistam, fully Orlando Aloysius Battista, aka O.A. Battista

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.

Children | Day | Inheritance | Time | Wisdom | Parent |

Edmond La Beaume Cherbonnier

Be more prudent for your children than perhaps you have been for yourself. When they, too, are parents they will imitate you, and each of you will have prepared happy generations who will transmit, together with your memory, the worship of your wisdom.

Children | Happy | Memory | Parents | Will | Wisdom | Worship |

Ludwig Börne, fully Karl Ludwig Börne

Governments which suppress freedom of speech... act like children who shut their eyes in order not to be seen.

Children | Freedom of speech | Freedom | Order | Speech | Wisdom |

Bruno Bettelheim

We want our children to believe that, inherently, all men are good. But children know that they are not always good; and often, even when they are, they would prefer not to be.

Children | Good | Men | Wisdom |

William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern.

Man | Perception | Wisdom |

John Christian Bovee

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into congenial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.

Children | Kindness | Life | Life | Praise | Wisdom | Words | Child |

W. Lambert Brittain, fully William Lambert Brittain

If it were possible for children to develop without any interference from the outside world, no special stimulation for their creative work would be necessary. Every child would use his deeply rooted creative impulses without inhibition, confident.

Children | Wisdom | Work | World | Child |

Christian Nestell Bovee

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into a congenial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.

Children | Kindness | Life | Life | Praise | Wisdom | Words | Child |

Dorothy Corkille Briggs

When children know uniqueness is respected, they are more likely to put theirs to use.

Children | Wisdom |

Gotthard Booth

Love means that the adults be genuinely concerned with the evolution of the true nature of the child. Children are not able to respond to a love which tries to fashion them according to the concept of the adult, no matter how good the latter's intention may be.

Children | Evolution | Good | Intention | Love | Means | Nature | Wisdom |

Phillips Brooks

While men believe in the possibilities of children being religious, they are largely failing to make them so, because they are offering them not a child's but a man's religion - men's forms of truth and men's forms of experience.

Children | Experience | Man | Men | Religion | Truth | Wisdom |

Christian Nestell Bovee

We may learn from children how large a part of our grievances is imaginary. But the pain is just as real.

Children | Pain | Wisdom | Learn |

Elizabeth Bowen, Full name Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen

There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.

Children | Talking | Wisdom |

Marcelene Cox

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.

Children | Glory | Parents | Wisdom |

Clarence Darrow, fully Clarence Seward Darrow

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

Children | Doubt | Tragedy | Wisdom | Think |