"All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Benjamin Spock on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Benjamin Spock on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Benjamin Spock on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Benjamin Spock on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Benjamin Spock on Earl Nightingale
"There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother's age."
"Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be."
"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."
"Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled."
"I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse."