Children find everything in nothing, men find nothing in everything.
Never teach your children anything that you are not absolutely sure of yourself. For it is better that they ignore a thousand truths rather than have a single lie in their hearts.
Children are continually intoxicated: intoxicated with living. Children have no past and this is the whole mystery of the magical innocence of their smiles. Let the children be happy in their own way, there is no better way. Children are fragments of stardust blown by the hand of God.
It’s hard to do hard things:
Show the rose to the blind.
to do the hard things:
Shake hands with the blind,
sing for the deaf,
free the slaves
who believe themselves free.
When the first child laughed for the first time, his laughter crumbled into thousands of fragments that scattered here and there. That was how the fairies were born.
The first idea that the child must learn, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the educator’s job is to make sure that the child does not confuse good with stillness and evil with activity.
There is an Island that is not there for every child, and they are all different.
Poets are like children: when they sit at a desk, they don’t touch the ground with their feet.
Somewhere in the universe, there is a square where – luminous lines – all the races of all the children are drawn.
… If you can become a child again, you will have accomplished everything.