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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:199
AUTHOR:Author unknown
QUOTATION:Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.
ATTRIBUTION:Author unknown.—Vincent Stuckey Lean, Lean’s Collectanea, vol. 3, p. 472 (1903). This source states the quotation is a Jesuit maxim. Unverified.

  See also No. 194.
SUBJECTS:Children
 
 
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