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A Quote by Anatole Broyard on children, expectation, obedience, present, and time

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

Anatole Broyard

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on children, effort, instinct, observation, thinking, and work

It is the natural instinct of a child to work from within outwards; "First I think, and then I draw my think." What wasted efforts we make to teach the child to stop thinking, and only to observe!

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acting, children, horses, men, and women

CIRCUS, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on authority, children, christ, christianity, despair, doubt, god, inconsistency, life, love, motherhood, nature, peace, suffering, sympathy, uncertainty, victory, words, and world

The essence of Christianity is the appeal to the life of Christ as a revelation of the nature of God and of God's agency in the world. The record is fragmentary, inconsistent, and uncertain. . . . But there can be no doubt as to what elements in the record have evoked a response from all that is best in human nature. The Mother, the Child, and the bare manger: the lowly man, homeless and self-forgetful, with his message of peace, love, and sympathy: the suffering, the agony, the tender words as life ebbed, the final despair: and the whole with the authority of supreme victory.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on children, manners, simplicity, and wit

Of manners gentle, of affections mild, In wit a man, simplicity a child.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Epitaph on Gay.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on age, books, children, emptiness, gold, laws, life, nature, play, prayer, and youth

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw; Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite; Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 274.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on children, laws, and nature

Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on children, falsehood, and fear

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, enthusiasm, genius, losing, secrets, and spirit

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, and genius

Genius is a child up to the age of ten.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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