„What a childhood I had. Once on my birthday my ol' man gave me a bat. The first day I played with it, it flew away.“

Fonte: It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs (2004), p. 7

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My fondest hopes would not decay:
I never loved a tree or flower
Which was the first to fade away.“

—  Charles Stuart Calverley British poet 1831 - 1884

Disaster; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare:
Oh, ever thus, from childhood’s hour,
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„On this day I remember words that have stayed with me since my childhood and which matter a great deal to me today, my school motto: "I will try my outmost". This is my promise to all of the people of Britain and now let the work of change begin.“

—  Gordon Brown British Labour Party politician 1951

Statement at Downing Street http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page12155.asp, 27 June 2007.
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