Quotes Mostly on Children, a Pinch on Poverty, a Smidgen on Life

What are some of your favorite quotes? In this season, I'm fixated by these.

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." — Albert Einstein

"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life."- T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot

"God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them." --U2 lead singer Bono on poverty 

"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows." -- Isaiah 1:17

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - G. K Chesteron, Everlasting Man, 1925

"There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood." — Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." -- Jesus, Matthew 18:2-6 NKJV

"The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop." — Mark Twain

"It is not necessarily those lands which are the most fertile or most favored climate that seem to me the happiest, but those in which a long stroke of adaptation between man and his environment has brought out the best qualities of both."- T. S. Eliot