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1.
If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.
Robert Mugabe

If you confine males in a residence for five years and demand them to produce two offspring and they cannot accomplish that, we will execute them.
Authors on Children Quotes: Maria Montessori Barack Obama Pope Francis Ralph Waldo Emerson Michael Jackson Rajneesh Hillary Clinton George W. Bush Bill Cosby Marian Wright Edelman Jodi Picoult Mother Teresa George Bernard Shaw C. S. Lewis Fred Rogers Erma Bombeck Neil Gaiman Maurice Sendak Marianne Williamson Margaret Mead Gloria Steinem Nelson Mandela Charles Spurgeon Maya Angelou Gilbert K. Chesterton Charles Dickens Richard Dawkins Mata Amritanandamayi Ronald Reagan Madeleine L'Engle Richard Louv Anna Quindlen Alice Miller
2.
Each and every one of us is born with a clean heart. Our babies know nothing about hate or racism. But soon they begin to learn – and only from us. We keep racism alive. We pass it on to our children. We owe it to our children to help them keep their clean start.
Ruby Bridges

3.
The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
Maria Montessori

The aim of early childhood education should be to stimulate the child's innate enthusiasm for knowledge.
4.
Racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it.
Ruby Bridges

'Prejudice is an adult affliction and we must cease utilizing our youth to propagate it.'
5.
The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
Maria Montessori

The instruction of even a tender youth, accordingly, does not target readying him for academia, but for existence.
6.
Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.
Maria Montessori

7.
It's better to have died a small child than to be a politician who gets caught in a scandal during a slow news month.
Lewis Grizzard

It is more desirable to have passed away in infancy than to be a public official whose misdeeds are exposed during an uneventful news cycle.
8.
There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.
Maria Montessori

9.
If you know someone who has lost a child, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died-you're not reminding them. They didn't forget they died. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that is a great gift.
Elizabeth Edwards

10.
To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
Maria Montessori

Foster an atmosphere that allows a child to flourish.
11.
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
Maria Montessori

The most critical juncture of life is not the era of collegiate education, but the initial one, the time from birth to six years old.
12.
If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.
Michel Odent

13.
What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow.
Lev S. Vygotsky

'What a child needs help with now, she will be able to accomplish autonomously in the future.'
14.
My message is really that racism has no place in the hearts and minds of our children.
Ruby Bridges

My proclamation is that bigotry should have no presence in the mentalities and perceptions of our youth.
15.
The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.
Maria Montessori

16.
The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be. Such experience is not just play... it is work he must do in order to grow up.
Maria Montessori

17.
Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.
Maria Montessori

Contentment is what all humans yearn for, and it can be achieved through humanity's youngest members.
18.
A large part of our attitude toward things is conditioned by opinions and emotions which we unconsciously absorb as children from our environment. In other words, it is tradition—besides inherited aptitudes and qualities—which makes us what we are. We but rarely reflect how relatively small as compared with the powerful influence of tradition is the influence of our conscious thought upon our conduct and convictions.
Albert Einstein

19.
A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action.
Lev S. Vygotsky

A youngster's most impressive feats are attainable through recreation, accomplishments that will ultimately become the foundation of their future actions.
20.
Heaven grew weary of the excessive pride and luxury of China... I am from the Barbaric North. I wear the same clothing and eat the same food as the cowherds and horse-herders. We make the same sacrifices and we share.. our riches. I look upon the nation as a new-born child and I care for my soldiers as though they were my brothers.
Genghis Khan

21.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Maria Montessori

Unlock the child's capacity and you will shape him into a global citizen.
22.
In play, the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour; in play he is, as it were, a head above himself. Play contains in a concentrated form, as in the focus of a magnifying glass, all developmental tendencies; it is as if the child tries to jump above his usual level.
Lev S. Vygotsky

23.
Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
Nelson Mandela

24.
Increasingly independent black economic, cultural and political power gave Blacks more freedom to do what came natural to them. Divorced from White influence and culture, they reverted quickly to their genotype - increasingly typical of black societies around the world. Males exhibited exaggerated sexual aggression and promiscuity that led to the dissolution of the Black nuclear family in America. Females reverted to the age-old African model of maternal provisioning of children.
David Duke

25.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

26.
Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
Maria Montessori

Our objective is not just to inform the youngster, and even less to coerce him to recall, but instead to stir his creativity so as to arouse him profoundly.
27.
The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege, so the children of those who have money can study.
Che Guevara

The boundaries of the educational institution must be removed. Education should not be exclusive, so that those with financial means can gain knowledge.
28.
When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.
Jean Piaget

You deprive a youngster of the opportunity to uncover it independently when you instruct them something.
29.
Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men - how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?
Che Guevara

30.
When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.
Angela Davis

When youth attend educational institutions that prioritize order and safety above academics and mental progression, they are attending academies for incarceration.
31.
Every function in the child's cultural development appears twice: first, on the social level, and later, on the individual level; first, between people (interpsychological) and then inside the child (intrapsychological). This applies equally to voluntary attention, to logical memory, and to the formation of concepts. All the higher functions originate as actual relationships between individuals.
Lev S. Vygotsky

32.
Every time we teach a child something, we keep him from inventing it himself. On the other hand, that which we allow him to discover for himself will remain with him visible for the rest of his life.
Jean Piaget

'Whenever we impart knowledge to a child, we prevent him from fashioning his own understanding. Conversely, anything allowed to be stumbled upon by him will remain ingrained within his memory indefinitely.'
33.
To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.
Al-Ghazali

To utterly rely on God is to be like an infant who is certain that even if they do not cry out for aid, the Divine overseer is completely cognizant of their state and providing sustenance.
34.
The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?
Martin Luther

35.
What children can do with the assistance of others might be in some sense even more indicative of their mental development than what they can do alone
Lev S. Vygotsky

'The help that children receive from others may be even more reflective of their intellectual growth than what they can accomplish independently.'
36.
For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.
Sitting Bull

37.
Children require long, uniterrupted periods of play and exploration
Jean Piaget

Kids necessitate extended, undisturbed spells of amusement and investigation.
38.
Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?
Jean Piaget

39.
If you punish a child for being naughty, and reward him for being good, he will do right merely for the sake of the reward; and when he goes out into the world and finds that goodness is not always rewarded, nor wickedness always punished, he will grow into a man who only thinks about how he may get on in the world, and does right or wrong according as he finds advantage to himself.
Immanuel Kant

40.
Filipinos don't realize that victory is the child of struggle, that joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.
Jose Rizal

Filipinos don't recognize that triumph is the result of exertion, that delight emerges from affliction, and expiation is a consequence of offering.
41.
Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.
Maria Montessori

Whoever influences the life of the young one affects the most vulnerable part of a complex system that extends far back into antiquity and ascends towards an eternal future.
42.
Pedagogy must be oriented not to the yesterday, but to the tomorrow of the child's development. Only then can it call to life in the process of education those processes of development which now lie in the zone of proximal development
Lev S. Vygotsky

43.
The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself.
Maria Montessori

The child has a brain that can retain information. He possesses the potential to educate himself.
44.
The mother is the first teacher of the child. The message she gives that child, that child gives to the world.
Malcolm X

The matriarch is the initial instructor of the offspring. The wisdom she bestows upon them, they impart to society.
45.
You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace.
Charles Spurgeon

46.
Treat your old parents as you would like to be treated by your children later.
Jose Rizal

'Cherish your elderly parents as you would expect to be cherished by your offspring in the future.'
47.
The child begins to perceive the world not only through his [or her] eyes but also through his [or her] speech
Lev S. Vygotsky

The child starts to comprehend the world not only visually but also verbally.
48.
Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone’s head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children. . .
Amilcar Cabral

49.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Crazy Horse

'Care for the environment: it was not bequeathed to you by your forebears, it was lent to you by your progeny. We do not receive the Earth from our Forefathers, we borrow it from our Descendants.'
50.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

'Liberty is never assured for eternity. We cannot bequeath it to our progeny through heredity. It must be earned, defended, and passed on for them to continue the fight.'