adulthood

A Quote by Thomas Szasz on adulthood and children

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz (1920 - ?)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on adulthood and losing

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we stop saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on adulthood, children, and intelligence

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Ruth Carlisle on adulthood and children

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.

Ruth Carlisle

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A Quote by Robert Bly on adulthood, clarity, culture, life, men, popularity, schools, time, and work

We are living at an important and fruitful moment now, for it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out; a man can no longer depend on them. By the time a man is thirty-five he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.

Robert Bly (1926 -)

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A Quote by Rhoda Kellog on ability, adulthood, art, children, influence, meetings, memory, mind, and work

Adults interfere with a natural biologic development of the child's motor, visual, mental, and artistic abilities when they try to influence the child's work in the early years. The adult's brain has accumulated much more visual and artistic memory than the child's, so there can be no true meeting of adult and child mind unless the adult knows how the child's mind functions in art.

Rhoda Kellog

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on adulthood, children, heart, nature, senses, and spirit

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates not only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Melissa Etheridge on addiction, adulthood, justice, moderation, and pain

I saw you with your envoy A consenting adult Technique in moderation But vogue to the cult Me I've got my strangers To exile in the night I guess I'm just addicted To the pain of delight

Melissa Etheridge

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A Quote by Maya Angelou on acceptance, adulthood, character, enthusiasm, facts, respect, and struggle

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

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A Quote by Maurice Sendak on adulthood, children, health, and sympathy

To be a healthy person, you have to be sympathetic to the child you once were and maintain the continuity between you as a child and you as an adult.

Maurice Sendak

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