„Everything here is edible; even I'm edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.“

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„As long as you know that most men are like children, you know everything.“

—  Coco Chanel French fashion designer 1883 - 1971
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„Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
Context: Socialism is no more an evil word than Christianity. Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.

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„Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.“

—  Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Il n’y a que des enfants aimants et aimés qui puissent consoler une femme de la perte de sa beauté. Part II, ch. LII.

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„Several years ago my dear wife went to the hospital. She left a note behind for the children: "Dear children, do not let Daddy touch the microwave"—followed by a comma, "or the stove, or the dishwasher, or the dryer."“

—  Thomas S. Monson president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1927
I'm embarrassed to add any more to that list. Abundantly Blessed, Sunday Afternoon Session of the 178th Annual General Conference http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-38,00.html.

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„Come, dear children, let us away;
Down and away below.“

—  Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
Context: Come, dear children, let us away; Down and away below. Now my brothers call from the bay; Now the great winds shoreward blow; Now the salt tides seaward flow; Now the wild white horses play, Champ and chafe and toss in the spray. Children dear, let us away. This way, this way! St. 1

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„We are but older children, dear,
Who fret to find our bedtime near.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

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„Children, to be truly in this stage is the deepest ground of genuine humility and annihilation. This, in truth, cannot be grasped by the senses. For here he receives the most“

—  Johannes Tauler German theologian 1300 - 1361
Context: Children, to be truly in this stage is the deepest ground of genuine humility and annihilation. This, in truth, cannot be grasped by the senses. For here he receives the most If we had here with us a human being in his primal nobility, pure as Adam in paradise... his simple nature unadorned — that person would be so luminous and pure, so ravishing and richly favoured by God that no one would be able to comprehend his purity nor with his reason conceive of it profound insight possible into his nothingness. Here he sinks as deep as it is possible into the ground of humility; the deeper, the higher, because here high and deep are one and the same... In this state one achieves true unity of prayer spoken of in the epistle that truly brings it about that a person becomes one with God

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