My Favorite Quotes
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 Florence L. Barclay - “Parents are apt to see no injustice in the fact that they are often annoyed with their offspring for possessing attributes, both of character and appearance, with which they themselves have endowed them.”  
 Charles Dickens - “Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great arm-chair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, and it was essential to toast him brown while he was very new.”  
 William Makepeace Thackeray - “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children . . .”  
 Mary Shelley - “. . . the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.”  
 George Eliot - “Childhood has no forebodings but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.”  
 Charles Dickens - “I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads. It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of little tapers and everywhere sparkled and glittered with bright objects.”  
 George Eliot - “There are so many of us, and our lots are so different, what wonder that Nature's mood is often in harsh contrast with the great crisis of our lives We are children of a large family, and must learn, as such children do, not to expect that our hurts will be made much of--to be content with little nurture and caressing, and help each other the more.”  
 Charles Dickens - “My dear old doll I was such a shy little thing that I seldom dared to open my lips, and never dared to open my heart, to anybody else.”  
 George Gissing - “It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step in the unknown, as for children, the days are long with gathering of experience . . .”  
 George Eliot - “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it . . .”  
 George Eliot - “These bitter sorrows of childhood when sorrow is all new and strange, when hope has not yet got wings to fly beyond the days and weeks, and the space from summer to summer seems measureless.”  
 Charles Dickens - “. . . for it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.”  
 C.S. Lewis - “We must meet children as equals in that area of our nature where we are their equals...The child as reader is neither to be patronized nor idolized we talk to him as man to man.”  
 Daphne Zuniga - “I'm a late bloomer. Being a late bloomer is a problem when you decide at 40 you want to have children.”  
 Howard Zinn - “We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.”  
 Steve Yzerman - “I look forward to a lot more free time, at least initially, with my wife, Lisa, and our three children.”  
 Brock Yates - “I have four grown children and two tiny grandchildren.”  
 Joanne Woodward - “My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday I'm learning so much from her.”  
 James Wolfensohn - “I was deeply concerned then, and have become more concerned since, that unless we can deal with the questions of development and the questions of poverty, there's no way that we're going to have a peaceful world for our children.”  
 Paul Winchell - “Children are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don't understand it.”  
 Katherine Whitehorn - “Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.”  
 John Whitehead - “The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand.”  
 Gideon Welles - “On the Avenue in front of the White House were several hundred colored people, mostly women and children, weeping and wailing their loss.”  
 Bernice Weissbourd - “But however the forms of family life have changed and the number expanded, the role of the family has remained constant and it continues to be the major institution through which children pass en route to adulthood.”  
 Bernice Weissbourd - “Awareness has changed so that every act for children, every piece of legislation recognizes that children are part of families and that it is within families that children grow and thrive or don't.”  

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