A Quote by Thomas Chandler Haliburton on children, parenthood, and suspicion

The suspicious parent makes an artful child.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796 - 1865)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on business, careers, interest, parenthood, people, preparation, and sons

American parents, on the whole, do not want their sons to be artisans or craftsmen, but business or professional people. As a result, millions of youngsters are being prepared for careers they have little aptitude for - and little interest in except for dubious prestige.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on children, good, judgment, knowledge, learning, mistakes, parenthood, and teachers

Parents - and teachers too - are woefully short-sighted when they try to protect the child from his mistakes, when they make the "right answer" more important than the quest for knowledge and good judgment. For what is not learned within one's self cannot be learned from another.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Susan L. Warner on belief, mercy, parenthood, prophets, and words

We are to remember to keep his commandments in all things, remember to search the scriptures diligently, remember the words our parents have taught us, remember the counsel of the prophets and apostles, remember the awfulness of transgression, remember that the Lord is merciful unto all who believe on his name, remember that he came to redeem us.

Susan L. Warner

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Stephen Strauss on acceptance, age, children, dependence, kindness, nature, and parenthood

I think that the most important thing to teach children in an environmentally conscious age is alternative views of nature. They must be shown how our interpretation of natural systems is often completely dependent not on what is there but on what kind of box we draw around the data. And if they are going to be smarter than their parents, then schoolchildren must think subversively about accepted wisdoms concerning natural systems.

Stephen Strauss

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A Quote by Sophie Tucker on age, birth, good, needs, parenthood, personality, and personality

From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.

Sophie Tucker

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A Quote by Socrates on children, food, parenthood, and teachers

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Samuel Smith Drury on children, good, jobs, medicine, mistakes, music, and parenthood

The parent's job year in and year out, here a little and there a little, is to build up a disposition of good sportsmanship, of taking one's medicine, of facing the music, of being reviled and reviling not. This sense of not always being right, of recognition that perhaps we've made a mistake, seems left out of some grown-up children.

Samuel Smith Drury

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on art, inventions, necessity, and parenthood

Sheer necessity,-the proper parent of an art so nearly allied to invention.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on church, country, decisions, evil, good, and parenthood

Good and evil are not what our parents told us, not what our church tells us, or our country, not what anybody else tells us! All of us decide good and evil for ourselves, automatically, by choosing what we want to do!

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Running

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