Nursery Crimes - Child Abuse and Childrens Games

Famous quotes containing the words abuse, games, crimes, nursery and/or child:

    But I’ve heard mankind abuse thee;
    And perhaps it’s rather strange,
    But I thought that I would choose thee
    For encomium, as a change.
    Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)

    Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    ... we have broken down the self-respecting spirit of man with nursery tales and priestly threats, and we dare to assert, that in proportion as we have prostrated our understanding and degraded our nature, we have exhibited virtue, wisdom, and happiness, in our words, our actions, and our lives!
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
    Bible: Hebrew Isaiah, 11:6.