Kate Douglas Wiggin 1856年9月28日

和孔子同一天生日的 Wiggin 1978年在舊金山設立了美國第一家的免費幼稚園,她終其一生心繫孩童,致力於把廉價童工變成一個歷史名詞,為孩童爭取兒童權和兒童福祉。


I would rather be the children's storyteller than the Queen's favorite or the King's counselor. 我寧願說故事給孩子聽,也不願被皇后的寵溺或成為國王的大臣。

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world. 在人生中大部份美好的事物,或是三三兩兩,或是成打成百的出現 ~ 玫瑰花、星星、日落、彩虹、兄弟、姐妹、姑姑和表兄弟、但在全世界中只有一個母親。

The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established ... 心靈成長出美好可人的德性和成長出醜惡德性一般的容易,而當生命萌發出美麗言行的花朵那一剎那,新的行為準則已然建立起來了 ...