Today’s quote: Our children are marvels

English: A centenary statue of Pau Casals at M...

English: A centenary statue of Pau Casals at Montserrat, Spain. The inscription below it reads “Pau Casals, Centenari Del Seu Naixement, 1876-1976” (Pau Casal, Centenary Of His Birth, 1876-1976). Français : Une statue du centenaire de Pau Casals à Montserrat, en Espagne. Au pied de la statue, on peut lire: “Pau Casals, Centenari Del Seu Naixement, 1876-1976” (Pau Casals, Centenaire de sa naissance, 1876-1976). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“ . . . And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and Paris is the capital of France. When will we teach them what they are?

We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another one who is, lie you, a marvel?

You must work, we must work, to make the world worthy of its children.”
~ Pablo Casals, Spanish cellist

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