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Magical Wisdom From Classic Children’s Books

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I like so many of the quotes from this wonderful article by Stylist Magazine, it’s hard to choose my favourites. If 8 out of 30 even qualifies as a short-list, here they are, in no particular order :)

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1. The Wizard Of Oz

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 “You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”

2. The Cat In The Hat

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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

3. Mary Poppins

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“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and ‘snap’, the job’s a game.” 

4. James And The Giant Peach

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“My dear young fellow,” the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, “there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.”

5. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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“All shall be done,” said Aslan. “But it may be harder than you think.”

6. Watership Down

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“You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.”

7. The Hobbit

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – Thorin to Bilbo, just before he dies.

8. A Wrinkle In Time

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“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.”