* Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as
little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall
receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso
shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it
were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea...Take heed
that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto
you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my
Father which is in heaven.
by Jesus Christ, Matthew 18:3-20 (KJV)
* In old days there were angels who came and took men by the
hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no
white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from
threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads
them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they
look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's.
o George Eliot, Silas Marner (Chapter 14, 1861)
children wear military uniforms and become used to handling
the anti-aircraft artillery flak guns. Fifteen and
sixteen-year-old children as warriors! If the war still
continues to last for a long time, perhaps the babies will
also be employed. Total war!!
by Friedrich Kellner, My Opposition, 1943.
* You can't raise a child in a vacuum. All that carpet dust will
clog up the kid's lungs.
by Jacob M. Appel, American playwright, Arborophilia (2005)
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by
the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to
children, and by children to adults.
by Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) Emotions
* Children hallow small things. A child is a priest of the
ordinary, fulfilling a sacred office that absolutely no one
else can fill. The simplest gesture, the ephemeral movement,
the commonest object all become precious beyond words when
touched, noticed, lived by one's own dear child.
by Mike Mason, The Mystery of Children (Colorado Springs:
Waterbrook Press, 2001), p. 27
* Look around you. Everywhere. They are there. In every home
- lurking in dark corners ... small, bi-pedal entities with
almost human brains play their games in which adults are the
pawns. They play and wait for the time when they will take
over the world!
o John Blair Moore, Invaders from Home, Piranha Press, 1990,
Book 1 of 6.
* The fear that seeing naked people in some way harms
children is not supported, however, by academic
research. The small handful of studies on this topic in
psychology and sociology have shown, instead, that
children reared in an atmosphere containing family
social nudity may benefit from the practice. If this is
true, then proposed laws outlawing either social nudity
in the home or children's participation at naturist (or
nudist) settings are unjustified.
by Mark Storey in Children, Social Nudity and Scholarly
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