G. Stanley Hall

G. Stanley Hall


Author Profession: US Psychologist
Born: February 01, 1844
Died: April 24, 1924
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea.

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.

Being an only child is a disease in itself.

Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will.

Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children.

The years from about eight to twelve constitute a unique period of human life.

Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.

Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past.

Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment.

Of all work-schools, a good farm is probably the best for motor development.

The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity.

Civilization is so hard on the body that some have called it a disease, despite the arts that keep puny bodies alive to a greater average age, and our greater protection from contagious and germ diseases.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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