QUOTES ABOUT CHILDREN
"When asked on U.S. television if she [Madeline Albright, U.S. Secretary of State] thought that the death of half a million Iraqi children [from sanctions in Iraq] was a price worth paying, Albright replied: "This is a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it."" -- John Pilger, "Squeezed to Death", Guardian, March 4, 2000
"These words uttered by Pablo Casals have been a great guide in my life:"
'The child must know that he is a miracle, a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been and until the end of the world there will not be another child like him. He is a unique thing, from the beginning to the end of the world. Now, that child acquires a responsibility: `Yes, it is true, I am a miracle. I am a miracle like a tree is a miracle, like a flower is a miracle. Now, if I am a miracle, can I do a bad thing? No, I can't, because I am a miracle.
God, Nature. I call God Nature, or Nature God. And then comes this other thought: I am a miracle that God or Nature has made. Could I kill? Could I kill someone? No, I can't. Or another human being who is a child like me, can he kill me? I think that this theory can help to bring forth another way of thinking in the world. The world today is bad; it is a bad world.
And it is because they don't talk to the children in the way that the children need.'
by Robert Muller - The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living: My Testament to Life, Vol. I pg.52
"The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. I think everyone in the world to a large or small extent has felt rejection. And with rejection comes anger, and with anger some kind of crime in revenge for the rejection, and with the crime guilt--and there is the story of mankind."
- John Steinbeck