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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Children
 
  Thou art not dead; not even though thou didst die, for children are to the deceased reputation preserving; and like corks they buoy up the net, upholding the twist of the flaxen cord from the deep.
            —Æschylus
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Children …
Like bells rung backwards,
Nothing but noise and giddiness.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  2
  Children are like grown people; the experience of others is never of any use to them.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  3
  It is the case with children as with plants, that their future character is indicated by their early dispositions.
            —Demophilus
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  Children are like beggars; often coming without being called.
            —W. S. Downey
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  Childhood shows the man, as the morning shows the day.
            —John Milton
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  Children are never too tender to be whipped; like tough beef-steaks, the more you beat them the more tender they become.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
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  The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.
            —John Paul Richter
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  Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in after life the images first presented to it.
            —Samuel Smiles
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