Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

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Angelo Patri

One of the most difficult lessons parents have to learn is this one: Children are only loaned for a brief term of infancy and childhood. Soon they become people, strangers in the home, and instead of children to be directed they are grown-ups to be studied, understood and accepted. The acceptance is never quite complete on either side, but affection will bridge the gap if it is permitted to do so.

Acceptance | Childhood | Children | Infancy | Parents | People | Will | Wisdom | Learn |

Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlager

The plays of natural lively children are the infancy of art. Children live in a world of imagination and feeling. They invest the most insignificant object with any form they please, and see in it whatever they wish to see.

Art | Children | Imagination | Infancy | Object | Wisdom | World |

Robert Oppenheimer, fully Julius Robert Oppenheimer

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics... they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.

Children | Perception | Problems | Wisdom |

Walter Gorn Old or Gornold, born Walter Richard Old, pseudonym Sepharial

Learning is the perception of differences; wisdom is the perception of similarities. The final statement of wisdom must be: Omnia sunt unum in Deo.

Learning | Perception | Wisdom |

Dan Pursuit

All children wear the sign: 'I want to be important NOW.' Many of our juvenile delinquency problems arise because nobody reads the sign.

Children | Important | Problems | Wisdom |

Charles Seymour Robinson

There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience, and tears.

Children | God | Nothing | Patience | Silence | Tears | Wisdom | God |

Richard Reeves

A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.

Children | Dirty | History | Politics | Wisdom |

Milton R. Sapirstein

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day.

Children | Day | Love | Wisdom | Woman |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The training of children is a profession where we must know to lose time in order to gain it.

Children | Order | Time | Training | Wisdom |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to lose time in order to gain it.

Children | Order | Time | Training | Wisdom |

Milton R. Sapirstein

It is not enough for parents to understand children. they must accord children the privilege of understanding them.

Children | Enough | Parents | Understanding | Wisdom | Privilege | Understand |

Sydney Smith

The real object of education is to give children resources that will endure as long as life endures; habits that time will ameliorate, not destroy; occupation that will render sickness tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable, life more dignified and useful, and death less terrible.

Age | Children | Death | Destroy | Education | Life | Life | Object | Occupation | Solitude | Time | Will | Wisdom |

Benjamin Spock, fully Benjamin McLane Spock

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children and the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

Children | Good | People | Wisdom |

Richard Whately

True wisdom consists in the ready and accurate perception of analogies. Without the former quality, knowledge of the past is uninstructive; without the latter it is deceptive.

Knowledge | Past | Perception | Wisdom |