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When I was a child, I was living in the housing projects of Philadelphia. I didn't even have a Christmas tree.
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
If you took your child to the dentist and check for cavities, the child likely won't get them. If you take them just for emergency, that's all they're gonna get.
There are teachers in the United States who cry in the daytime because they see a child or children who haven't eaten properly, children who haven't used soap in so long.
The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.
I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.
I understand how every healthy child, every new road, puts a country on a better path, but instability and war will arise from time to time, and I'm not an expert on how you get out of those things.
As a child, I watched 'Dallas' and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.
When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child.
As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control.
You're not better than anybody else, but you're not less than anybody else. You're a child of the Most High God.
Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
The loss of a child is my greatest nightmare.
The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'
I've always felt quite singular, even as a child. That I must stay on track to keep my purpose.
Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship - and you know what, a father does, too. It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a 'Mad Men' episode.
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind?
No one can keep a secret better than a child.
No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Henry Ward Beecher
I started writing as a child. But I didn't think of myself actually writing until I was in college. And I had gone to Africa as a sophomore or something - no, maybe junior - and wrote a book of poems. And that was my beginning. I published that book.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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