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"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself."
Ethel Barrymore

"No child on earth was ever meant to be ordinary, and you can see it in them, and they know it, too, but then the times get to them, and they wear out their brains learning what folks expect, and spend their strength trying to rise over those same folks."
Annie Dillard

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own."
Sydney Harris

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
F.P. Jones

"I'm not old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn't need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk."
Edward J. McGrath Jr.

"The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon the how our children grow up today. There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing when we save our children, we save ourselves."
Margaret Mead

"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."
J. K. Rowling

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."
Harry Truman

"The purpose of words is to convey ideas.  When the idea is grasped the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten the words?  He is the one I would like to talk to."
-Chua n Tzu

"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."
Abigail Van Buren

"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers"
Voltaire

"The older you get, the more you learn to see what you've been taught to see. When you're a kid, you see what's there."
Steven Wright