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The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtues. [Lat., Pietas fundamentum est omnium virtutum.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XII)

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Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.

Richard Henry Dana Quotes , Source: The Idle Man--Domestic Life

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They are idols of hearts and of households; They are angels of God in disguise; His sunlight still sleeps in their tresses, His glory still gleams in their eyes; Those truants from home and from Heaven They have made me more manly and mild; And I know now how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child.

Charles M. Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Children

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When the lessons and tasks are all ended, And the school for the day is dismissed, The little one gather around me, To bid me good-night and be kissed; On, the little white arms that encircle My neck in their tender embrace Oh, the smiles that are halos of heaven, Shedding sunshine of love on my face.

Charles M. Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Children

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My lovely living Boy, My hope, my hap, my Love, my life, my joy. - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas,

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: Divine Weekes and Workes--Second Week, Fourth Day (bk. II)

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Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: The Mill on the Floss (bk. I, ch. IX)

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe-- Sailed on a river of crystal light Into a sea of dew.

Eugene Field Quotes , Source: Wynken, Blynken and Nod

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Teach your child to hold his tongue, He'll learn fast enough to speak.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard Maxims

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By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd, The sports of children satisfy the child.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 153)

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Alas! regardless of their doom, The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond to-day.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College (st. 6)

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