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«Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes, so does it often come from the mouths of old people. The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience, no matter from where it comes.»
«And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, / And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? / And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.»
«At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.»
«And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.»
«Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: / From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.»
«Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, / And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; / And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, / An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.»
«And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.»
«BABE or BABY, n. A misshapen creature of no particular age, sex, or condition, chiefly remarkable for the violence of the sympathies and antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion. There have been famous babes; for example, little Moses, from whose adventure in the bulrushes the Egyptian hierophants of seven centuries before doubtless derived their idle tale of the child Osiris being preserved on a floating lotus leaf.Ere babes were invented The girls were contended. Now man is tormented Until to buy babes he has squandered His money. And so I have pondered This thing, and thought may be'T were better that Baby The First had been eagled or condored. --Ro Amil»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
«Forbear to sleep the nights, and fast the days; Compare dead happiness with living woe; Think that thy babes were fairer than they were, And he that slew them fouler than he is: Bettering thy loss makes the bad causer worse: Revolving this will teach»
Author: William Shakespeare
«Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.»