Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quotes: Parents and Children (1)

Parents 336 "Something you consider bad may bring out your child’s talents; something you consider good may stifle them." Chateaubriand. 1849-50. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. The hazard of controlling your children's lives.

Parents 336 "Don’t limit your child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." Rabbinic saying. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Parents 336 "Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage." Thomas Szasz. 1974. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. A brilliant observation.

Parents 18 Tinka wailed, "Oh, Papa, you said maybe you'd drive us down to Rosedale!" and Mrs. Babbitt, "Careful, Tinka, your sleeve is in the butter." Lewis, Babbitt. What happens when you care passionately.

Parents and children 213 "The Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die." Philip Roth. Portable Curmudgeon.You are always your parents' child.

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