Quotes by: G. Stanley Hall

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G. Stanley Hall
Granville Stanley Hall by Frederick Gutekunst, circa 1910.
Born February 1, 1846[1]
Ashfield, Massachusetts
Died April 24, 1924 (aged 78)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Fields Psychologist
Doctoral advisor William James

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
G. Stanley Hall
Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children.
G. Stanley Hall
The years from about eight to twelve constitute a unique period of human life.
G. Stanley Hall
Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past.
G. Stanley Hall
Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.
G. Stanley Hall
Civilization is so hard on the body that some have called it a disease, despite the arts that keep puny bodies alive to a greater average age, and our greater protection from contagious and germ diseases.
G. Stanley Hall
Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment.
G. Stanley Hall
The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity.
G. Stanley Hall
Of all work-schools, a good farm is probably the best for motor development.
G. Stanley Hall
Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea.
G. Stanley Hall
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