"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."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Benjamin Spock on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Benjamin Spock on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Benjamin Spock on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Benjamin Spock on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Benjamin Spock on Maya Angelou
"There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother's age."
"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."
"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 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."