The propensity to make strong emotional bonds to particular individuals [is] a basic component of human nature

— John Bowlby

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Life is best organized as a series of daring ventures from a secure base

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We're only as needy as our unmet needs.

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Behind the mask of indifference is bottomless misery and behind apparent callousness, despair.

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If we value our children, we must cherish their parents

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Thus, just as animals of many species, including man, are disposed to respond with fear to sudden movement or a marked change in level of sound or light because to do so has a survival value, so are many species, including man, disposed to respond to separation from a potentially caregiving figure and for the same reasons.

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If a community values its children, it must cherish its mothers.

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