Aphorisms and guidelines of our work

Sven Borsche
Speaker of the National Coalition for the implementation of the UN- Convention on the Rights of the Child in Germany, March 1998:
“The nature of our society is evidenced by the way it treats its children.”

William Stern
German psychologist (1871-1938):
“Intelligence itself is a tool; it only becomes valuable through the positive purpose that it is utilized for.”

Khalil Gibran
"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable."

Richard v. Weizsäcker
"Not being disabled is truly no achievement but a gift that can be taken away from everyone of us anytime."

Forest Wircraft
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

John Crudele
Kids spell love T-I-M-E.