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The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.

Elizabeth Lawrence Quotes

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We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.

Ben Okri Quotes

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There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

Marcel Proust Quotes

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There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

Deepak Chopra Quotes

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There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to impose it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

Tom Stoppard Quotes

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It is never too late to have a happy childhood

Tom Robbins Quotes

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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Sigmund Freud Quotes

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The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.

Bill Cosby Quotes

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The children in Holland take pleasure in making What the children in England take pleasure in breaking.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Old Nursery Rhyme

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'Tis not a life, 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Philaster (act V, sc. 2, l. 15)

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When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Corinthians (ch. XIII, v. 11)

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In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. II, v. 18)

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A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. X, v. 1)

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 6)

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Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXXI, v. 29)

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Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXVII, v. 3-5)

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Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXVIII, v. 3)

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Women know The way to rear up children (to be just); They know a simple, merry, tender knack Of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, And stringing pretty words that make no sense, And kissing full sense into empty words; Which things are corals to cut life upon, Although such trifles.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. I, l. 48)

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Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers, And that cannot stop their tears.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: The Cry of the Children

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[Witches] steal young children out of their cradles, ministerio doemonum, and put deformed in their rooms, which we call changelings.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sect. II, memb. 1, subsect. 3)

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Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 6, subsect. 5)

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Besides, they always smell of bread and butter.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Beppo

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A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 25)

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