|#6173||Toddlers are the stormtroopers of the Lord of Entropy.|
|#6174||Troubles are like babies; they only grow by nursing.|
|#6175|| Two parent drops spent months teaching their son how to be part of the|
ocean. After months of training, the father drop commented to the mother drop,
"We've taught our boy everything we know, he's fit to be tide."
|#6176||We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized|
before we are fit to participate in society.
-- Judith Martin, "Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly
|#6177||We are the people our parents warned us about.|
|#6178||What really shapes and conditions and makes us is somebody only a few of|
us ever have the courage to face: and that is the child you once were,
long before formal education ever got its claws into you -- that
impatient, all-demanding child who wants love and power and can't get
enough of either and who goes on raging and weeping in your spirit till
at last your eyes are closed and all the fools say, "Doesn't he look
peaceful?" It is those pent-up, craving children who make all the wars
and all the horrors and all the art and all the beauty and discovery in
life, because they are trying to achieve what lay beyond their grasp
before they were five years old.
-- Robertson Davies, "The Rebel Angels"
|#6179||What's done to children, they will do to society.|
|#6180||When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.|
-- Brian Aldiss
|#6181||When I was 16, I thought there was no hope for my father. By the time I was|
20, he had made great improvement.
|#6182||When you were born, a big chance was taken for you.|
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