Children have as much mind to show that they are free, that their own good actions come from themselves, that they are absolute and independent, as any of the proudest of you grown men, think of them as you please.
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them.
Children are most impressed with the importance of a moment when they witness a parent breaking the parent’s own rule.
Children are easily swayed by religion, which is why it is a good thing that most eventually grow into sense.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue-prints of your ultimate achievements.
Beating is the worst, and therefore the last means to be used in the correction of children, and that only in the cases of extremity, after all gently ways have been tryed, and proved unsuccessful; which, if well observed, there will very seldom be any need of blows.
All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.