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Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
Ezra Taft Benson
The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.
I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I'm spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.
Because of my childhood where I was constantly by myself, I always feel lonely. I have a lot of people that I absolutely love and I know love me but I can't get rid of that feeling of loneliness no matter who I'm with - even with my children.
Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.
When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
I don't know why, but rain comes into my head the minute I think of my childhood.
I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood.
I had a very difficult childhood. I was surrounded by people who had both parents, which made me feel different. Having a bit of a rougher existence early on, it made me appreciate the work ethic that my grandparents instilled in me.
When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose.
Karl Ove Knausgaard
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
Childhood is a short season.
From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind.
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.
Anne M. Mulcahy
Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Things that I grew up with stay with me. You start a certain way, and then you spend your whole life trying to find a certain simplicity that you had. It's less about staying in childhood than keeping a certain spirit of seeing things in a different way.
Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.
Harry Stack Sullivan
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don't you feel a certain alienation?
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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