G. Stanley Hall Quotes

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G. Stanley Hall Quotes

Education has now become the chief problem of the world, its one holy cause. The nations that see this will survive, and those that fail to do so will slowly perish ... There must be re-education of the will and of the heart as well as of the intellect; and the ideals of service must supplant those of selfishness and greed.
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Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea.

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Being an only child is a disease in itself.

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Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will.

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The years from about eight to twelve constitute a unique period of human life.

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Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.

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Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past.

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Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment.

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The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity.

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Of all work-schools, a good farm is probably the best for motor development.

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Adolescence is when the very worst and best impulses in the human soul struggle against each other for possession.

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Every step of the upward way is strewn with wreckage of body, mind, and morals.

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Constant muscular activity was natural for the child, and, therefore, the immense effort of the drillmaster teachers to make children sit still was harmful and useless.

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This splendid subject [mathematics], queen of all exact sciences, and the ideal and norm of all careful thinking ...

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Normal children often pass through stages of passionate cruelty, laziness, lying and thievery.

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