"There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother's age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Benjamin Spock on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Benjamin Spock on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Benjamin Spock on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Benjamin Spock on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Benjamin Spock on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."