"The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Benjamin Spock on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Benjamin Spock on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Benjamin Spock on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Benjamin Spock on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Benjamin Spock on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"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."