Children are the hands by which we take hold of heavenThe soul is healed by being with children If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. If we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse
Children are the brightest treasures we bring forth into this world. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.Do not train a child to learn by forceor harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so thatyou may be better able to discoverwith accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. The first duty to children is to makethem happy. If you have not madethem so, you have wronged them. No other good they may get can make up for that.