The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Childhood is a short season.
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
Until one looks back on one's own past one fails to realise what an extraordinary view of the world a child has.
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.
Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.
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