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A child cannot be just unless he is loving, nor attain the freedom of moral dignity unless he asserts himself; and there is no way to nurture this self- respect except to express respect to him, by being as courteous to him as you are to any adult, always asking him to explain himself and his own motives, when he seems to be in the wrong, before you condemn him.- "Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School", Elizabeth P. Peabody.
When children are adopted in this manner by Indian women, they nurture them with the same tenderness and indulgence which they extend, in a remarkable degree, to their own offspring; and such young women as will not marry an Indian husband are treated with a singular forbearance, in which superstition, natural temperament, and a sense of right and justice may all claim a share.- "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
Surely, from the large standpoint of true national economy, no wiser use could be made of the vast expansion of the wealth- producing power of the nation under the reign of machinery, than to secure for every woman destined to be a wife and a mother, that relief from the physical strain of industrial toil which shall enable her to bring forth healthy offspring, and to employ her time and attention in their nurture, and in the ordering of a cleanly, wholesome, peaceful home life.- "Problems of Poverty", John A. Hobson.