Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again. Keep the child in You alive

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

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The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

The only people who think children are carefree are the ones who've forgotten their own childhood.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.

Comedy, your funny bone, is formed in childhood.

If only, If only, life was as simple as it was during childhood.

Childhood is the sleep of reason.

The four stages of life are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.

Genius is childhood recaptured.

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.

In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.

Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.

Childhood is a disease -- a sickness that you grow out of.

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought.

Education and admonition commence in the first years of childhood, and last to the very end of life.

I loved my childhood. They had the coolest toys back then. Star Wars, Transformers, laser-tag gun sets. Toy companies have really gone downhill.

Listen, everything I did in my childhood was competitive.

Everything we did my dad made it into a game to win. We used to drive my mum nuts.

Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

I didn't have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don't, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy.

Childhood reading is so important.

I didn't have a good childhood because I never could get along with other kids.

I was the child that sat in the corner eating lunch by herself.

On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles.

We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.

But when alcohol comes in, start running.

Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood.

My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.

I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children; even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.

All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.

It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.

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.

In age, talk; in childhood, tears.

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart.

As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die.

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.

We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.

I like consistency. If you've had a childhood like mine, you want some things you can rely on to stay the same.

My kitchen looks like the one from my childhood - very homey, with a little bit of Alice in Wonderland!