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Dr. Benjamin Spock Quotes

"Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do."

"What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?"
War

"I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam."

"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."

"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."

"You know more than you think you do."

"In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering."

"I really learned it all from mothers."

"There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age."

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