Children are holy and pure. Even those of bandits and crocodiles belong among the angels. Whatever pit we may be crawling into, we must surround them with an atmosphere befitting their rank. They must not be turned into a plaything of one’s mood, first to be tenderly kissed, then rabidly stomped at. - Anton Chekhov Quotes

Children are holy and pure. Even those of bandits and crocodiles belong among the angels. Whatever pit we may be crawling into, we must surround them with an atmosphere befitting their rank. They must not be turned into a plaything of one’s mood, first to be tenderly kissed, then rabidly stomped at.[Дети святы и чисты. Даже у разбойников и крокодилов они состоят в ангельском чине. Сами мы можем лезть в какую угодно яму, но их должны окутывать в атмосферу, приличную их чину. Нельзя делать их игрушкою своего настроения.]

Source:Letter to Alexander Pavlovich Chekhov (January 2, 1889)
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