„Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.“

"Emotions", p. 36.
The Second Sin (1973)

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—  Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949

Mr Brown's self-esteem issue - or, asks Theodore Dalrymple, does Gordon Brown really believe that he can solve the problems of the world? http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001326.php (January 24, 2007).
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„Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

On writing for adults, as quoted in Of Sneetches and Whos and the Good Dr. Seuss: Essays on the Writings and Life of Theodor Geisel (1997) by Thomas Fensch, p. 96

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„Adults should strive to be more like children.“

—  Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975

Speaking at Women's march in Los Angeles (21 January 2017).

„In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.“

—  Jessamyn West American author 1902 - 1984

The Life I Really Lived, part 1 (1979)
Contexto: In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults. They frolic with animals, caress them, share with them feelings neither has words for. Have they ever stroked any adult with the love they bestow on a cat? Hugged any grownup with the ecstasy they feel when clasping a puppy?

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„I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.“

—  Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965

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„Women will risk their lives to protect children, but rarely risk their lives to protect an adult man.“

—  Warren Farrell, livro The Myth of Male Power

Fonte: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part II: The Glass Cellars of the disposable sex, p. 230.

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„Children like to work, and are always eager to imitate the work of adults.“

—  Georgi Plekhanov Russian revolutionary 1856 - 1918

Utopian Socialism in the Nineteenth Century, 1913, Ch. 5.

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„It is not size or age or childishness that separates children from adults. It is "responsibility."“

—  Jules Feiffer American cartoonist, screenwriter and playwright 1929

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„Children are not afraid to pose basic questions that may embarrass us, as adults, to ask.“

—  Roger Penrose, livro The Emperor's New Mind

Fonte: The Emperor's New Mind (1989), Ch. 10, Where Lies the Physics of the Mind?, p. 448–9 (p. 580 in 1999 edition).
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