If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed
himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become
unstable without knowing it.
The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden.
Heaven is a playground.
– G . K. Chesterton
You must invent your own games and
teach us old ones how to play.
– Nikki Giovanni
You can discover more about a person in an
hour of play than in a year of conversation.
In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior.
In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
– Lev Vygotsky
People tend to forget that play is serious.
– David Hockney
Play is the exultation of the possible.
– Martin Buber
A child loves to play not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
– B. Spock, M.D.
Play is a uniquely adaptive act,
not subordinate to some other adaptive
act, but with a special function of its own
in human experience.
– Johan Huizinga
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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