Quotes and curiosities

Childhood rights

 

'Hurray!Games in the square!' - 2° premio tecnica di realizzazione

 

"Hurray!Games in the square!"
Class “Panda”, Nursery school Fantasia
Genova

2nd award for technical realisation
National drawing competiton 2008
Size: cm 29,7x42
Method: tempera, felt tip pen and collage
Support: construction paper

It’s difficult to do difficult things:
To talk to a deaf, to show a rose to a blind.
Children! Learn to do difficult things:
take the blind by hand, sing for the deaf,
set free slaves who believe themselves free.
Letter to children, Gianni Rodari

With Mr Bernard, the lessons were always interesting, for the simple reason that he passionately loved his job … satisfied a thirst even more essential for the boy and for the adult, the thirst for discovery. Of course, even in other classes taught many things, but rather 'as people cram geese forcibly. A packed lunch was offered and children invited to swallow. In the class of Mr. Bernard, for the first time in their life, felt of being heard and being covered by the highest consideration, they were considered worthy of discovering the world …
The first man, A. Camus

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Autobiography, 1763, Benjamin Franklin

Only children know what they are looking for.
Little Prince Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

Education is an art, a particularly difficult art.
Education of cross-roads, Jacques Maritain

Words of those children, their thoughts are messages of truth: I entrust them to the inhabitants of the earth, often tired and ill in order to get a teaching.
Serenade from the world, Romano Battaglia

A child can always teach an adult three things, to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Fifth mountain, Paulo Coelho

“If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could be better changed in ourselves”

The Integration of personality, Carl Gustav Jung

The child is entitled to greater respect.
Satire, XIV, 47, Decimo Giunio Giovenale

“All grown-ups were children first. But few remember it”
The little prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A child is the most perfect human being”
Perfection, Vladimir Nabokov

“Any serious work concerning social law always begins with children protection”
Albert Thomas (First director of International Labour Organisation)

“Happiness only real when shared”
Into the wild, Sean Penn

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one other in a spirit of brotherhood.
First article by International Human law