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Childhood Quotes | Quotes About Childhood

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Quote Left How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath. Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood. Quote Right
by Samuel Johnson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; 'tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed. Quote Right
by Charles Baudelaire | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day. Quote Right
by John Milton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Ambrose Bierce | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry. Quote Right
by G K Chesterton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. Quote Right
by G K Chesterton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. Quote Right
by Gertrude Stein | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Life is the childhood of our immortality. Quote Right
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days,... Quote Right
by Charles Lamb | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality. Quote Right
by Pindar | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In childhood, death stirred me not; in middle age, it pursued me like a prowling bandit on the road; now, grown an old man, it boldly leads th... Quote Right
by Herman Melville | ...go to quote |
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