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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The soul is healed by being with children.


Francis Thompson

Know you what it is to be a child?  It is to be something very different from
the person of today.  It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of
baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief;
it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn
pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness and
nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its soul.


Thich Nhat Hanh

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.


Dogen Zenji

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.


Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.