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He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.

We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
Normally, children learn to gauge rather accurately from the tone of their parent's voice how seriously to take his threats. Of course, they sometimes misjudge and pay the penalty.
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.