Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Childhood wonder is the first step in human wisdom...

"To best please a child is the highest triumph of philosophy. A happy child is most likely to make an honest man. To stimulate wholesome curiosity in the mind of a child is to plant golden seed. I would rather be called the children's friend, than the world's king. Amusement to children, is like rain to flowers. He that makes useful knowledge most attractive to the young, is the king of the sages. Childish laughter is the echo of heavenly music. The noblest art is that of making others happy. Wholesome recreation conquers evil thoughts. Innocent amusement transforms tears into rainbows. The author of harmless mirth is a public benefactor. I say, as the poet said of its ballads, if I might provide the amusements of the nation, I would not care who made its laws." ~P.T. Barnum

No comments: