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A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928)

Profession: Colombian Writer

My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.

Author: Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Profession: American Comic Actor

Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.

Author: Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

Profession: American Anthropologist

What is done to children, they will do to society.

Author: Karl A. Menninger (1893-1990)

Profession: American Psychiatrist

A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.

Author: Adolph Meyer


A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.

Author: Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.

Author: Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Profession: Italian Educator

We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.

Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.

Author: Robert Moses


Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.

Author: Clark Moustakas

Profession: Humanistic Psychologist

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet

Where children are, there is the golden age.

Author: Novalis (1772-1801)

Profession: German Poet, Novelist