Quotes about children

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„From my upbringing and the Bible I learned people should stand up for rights just as the children of Israel stood up to the Pharaoh.“

—  Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005

Quoted in The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)

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„The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.“

—  John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010

Source: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

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„Once positioned on their(children's) lips,
even the scariest of words
come out as a melodious lisp.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

<span class="plainlinks"> Children http://www.occupypoetry.net/children_1/</span>
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„Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.“

—  Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661

Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 51.

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„If today is Children's Day, yesterday I said that child… the children's day is mother's day, father's day and teachers' day, but is also the day of the animals. Whenever you look at a child, there is always a hidden figure, which is a dog behind, which is something very important.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947

Speech in Porto Alegre http://www2.planalto.gov.br/acompanhe-o-planalto/discursos/discursos-da-presidenta/discurso-da-presidenta-da-republica-dilma-rousseff-na-cerimonia-de-anuncio-de-investimentos-do-pac-mobilidade-urbana-e-entrega-de-57-maquinas-motoniveladoras ( YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3IvZToSwgE), October 12.

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„We cannot rest while Brazilians are going hungry, while families are living in the streets, while poor children are abandoned to their own fates and while crack and crack dens rule.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947

First speech http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/01/dilma-rousseff-wins-brazil-president after being elected President, October 31.

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„Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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„If help and salvation are to come they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.“

—  Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952

Part I : The Child's Part in World Reconstruction, p. 4.
The Absorbent Mind (1949)
Context: If help and salvation are to come they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.

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