„Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.“

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„I have never been any good at training children or dogs; that is why I am no good at training myself.“

—  George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005
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„Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.“

—  George D. Prentice American newspaper editor 1802 - 1870
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„If we pass on an unsustainable environment to our children we have failed them.“

—  Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969
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„Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.“

—  Erik H. Erikson American German-born psychoanalyst & essayist 1902 - 1994
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„Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.“

—  Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
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„Never have children, only grandchildren.“

—  Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
This was said by Vidal's maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, as recalled by Vidal: "My grandfather, Senator Gore ('I never give advice') was suddenly Polonius; he also changed his usual line from 'Never have children, only grandchildren' to 'Be not fruitful, do not multiply.' " [Palimpsest, ch. 3: The Desire and the Successful Pursuit of the Whole]

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„Regressive listeners behave like children. Again and again and with stubborn malice, they demand the one dish they have once been served.“

—  Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969
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„I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?“

—  Fran Lebowitz author and public speaker from the United States 1950
"Words Are Easy, Books Are Not," interview with Bob Morris, The New York Times (1994-08-10), Late Edition, Section C, page 1, column 1.

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„The children should never be excluded from what I am doing and should never have the feeling of being part of an audience.“

—  Bob Keeshan United States Marine 1927 - 2004
Instructions to director Peter Birch on the format of Captain Kangaroo, as quoted in "Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Is Dead at 76" in The New York Times (24 January 2004) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/24/arts/bob-keeshan-creator-and-star-of-tv-s-captain-kangaroo-is-dead-at-76.html?pagewanted=all

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