„How do we teach a child — our own, or those in a classroom — to have compassion: to allow people to be different; to understand that like is not equal; to experiment; to laugh; to love; to accept the fact that the most important questions a human being can ask do not have — or need — answers.“

Section 1.16
The Crosswicks Journal, A Circle of Quiet (1972)

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