Quotes of the Month for 2007
"Take the hand of your child and invite her to go
out and sit with you on the grass. The two of you may want to contemplate
the green grass, the little flowers that grow among the grasses, and the
sky. Breathing and smiling together - that is peace education. If we know
how to appreciate these beautiful things, we will not have to search for
anything else. Peace is available in every moment, in every breath, in
Thich Nhat Hanh,
is Every Step
"Play is the highest form of
"No one is born hating another person because
of the color of their skin, religion or background. Hatred and intolerance
have to be learned and, if they can be learned, so can love and tolerance,
which are more natural to the human heart. Even in the grimmest times I
have seen glimmers of humanity which have reassured me that man's goodness
is the flame that can never be extinguished."
"We shall not achieve any significant change in
society until we focus not only on what it means to be a parent, but also
on what it means to be a child."
Founder of What
About The Children?
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we
grow old because we stop playing."
"Kids don't resist learning; they resist
Underground History of American Education
"Somehow we have lost the capacity to recognize
ourselves in each other. You know, people talk a lot about the federal
deficit, but one of the things that I always talk about is an empathy
"The child must know that he is a miracle, that
since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of
the world there will not be, another child like him."
"The quality of our race turns on the quality
of the parents; and especially does the quality of the child turn on the
peace, happiness, and well-being of the mother. We can never have a noble
race of men until we have a noble race of mothers. And in order to be a
noble woman, this woman must be economically free. The world is changing -
all things are being made new. What we want is a fixed and firm faith that
wherever and whenever a mother holds in her arms a babe, hugging it to her
heart, crooning to it a lullaby, there is God. When this time comes, the
state will provide a pension for every mother who cares for her
Fra Magazine, 1914
"It is part of the mythology of childhood
itself that children hate learning and will avoid it at all costs.
Of course, anyone who has had a child knows what an absurd lie this is.
From infancy onward, children are the most fantastic learners in the
"A child whose life is full of the threat and
fear of punishment is locked into babyhood. There is no way for him to
grow up, to learn to take responsibility for his life and acts. Most
important of all, we should not assume that having to yield to the threat
of our superior force is good for the child's character. It is never good
for anyone's character."
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