George Bernard Shaw Quote

No child should be brought up to suppose that its food and clothes come down from heaven or are miraculously conjured from empty space by papa. Loathsome as we have made the idea of duty (like the idea of work) we must habituate children to a sense of repayable obligation to the community for what they consume and enjoy, and inculcate the repayment as a point of honor.


The Complete Prefaces: 1914-1929 (ed. Viking Adult, 1993)

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