The child begins to perceive the world not only through his [or her] eyes but also through his [or her] speech— Lev S. Vygotsky
Restlessness Only Child quotations
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child's conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.
I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.
We not only respect babies, we demonstrate our respect every time we interact with them. Respecting a child means treating even the youngest infant as a unique human being, not as an object
A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".
The Bible says that the devil is like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8).
He comes in the darkness, and tries to frighten the children of God with his mighty roar. But when you switch on the light of the Word of God, you discover that there is no lion. There is only a mouse with a microphone! The devil is an imposter. Got it?
Every baby moves with more ease and efficiency if allowed to do it at his own time and in his own way, without our trying to teach him. A child who has always been allowed to move freely develops not only an agile body but also good judgment about what he can and cannot do.
Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible - that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It's impossible only if we make it so. It's impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Basic anxiety can be roughly described as a feeling of being small, insignificant, helpless, deserted or endangered in a world that is out to abuse, cheat, humiliate, betray, envy... . And special in this is the child's feeling that the parents' love, their Christian charity, honesty, generosity ... may be only a pretense.
There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria.
My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.
A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
Actually, all education is self-education.
A teacher is only a guide, to point out the way, and no school, no matter how excellent, can give you education. What you receive is like the outlines in a child’s coloring book. You must fill in the colors yourself.
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Only when the child is able to identify its own center with the center of the universe does education really begin.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.
In accordance with my conception of life, I have chosen not to bring children into the world. A coin is examined, and only after careful deliberation, given to a beggar, whereas a child is flung out into the cosmic brutality without hesitation.
I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.
Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.
When I was a little kid we had a sand box.
It was a quicksand box. I was an only child... eventually.
Educational television should be absolutely forbidden.
It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family.
But lost children always find each other, in the dark, in the cold.
It is as though they are magnetized, and can only attract their like.
The only international language in the world is a child's cry.
The creative adult is the child who survived.
Most of us like thinking we are God's only children.
..At least one of the purposes of church is to remind us that God has other children, easily as precious as we. Baptism and narcissism cancel each other out.
Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child.
It must be one of those narcissists who only appreciate things when they're gone. I'm too sensitive. I need to be slightly numb in order to regain the enthusiasms I once had as a child.
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.
I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous.
It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.
A book consists of two layers: on top, the readable layer .
.. and underneath, a layer that was inaccessible. You only sense its existence in a moment of distraction from the literal reading, the way you see childhood through a child. It would take forever to tell what you see, and it would be pointless.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.
Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.
Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.