Benjamin Spock QuotesBenjamin McLane Spock was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-selling volumes in history. The book's premise to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do."Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics.
When I was 88 years old, I gave up meat entirely and switched to a plant foods diet following a slight stroke. During the following months, I not only lost 50 pounds, but gained strength in my legs and picked up stamina. Now, at age 93, I’m on the same plant-based diet, and I still don’t eat any meat or dairy products. I either swim, walk, or paddle a canoe daily and I feel the best I’ve felt since my heart problems began.
It’s an ideal existence. Out in the open. Berating the president of he United States… I’m free to thwart and torment the authorities – that is to say, I can get out my hostilities – because I’m protected in my conscience by the knowledge that what I’m doing is morally right. I’ve never been so relaxed. I’ve never been so happy.
This present system by which industry is motivated exclusively by the quest for maximal profits – though it may have helped a great deal to develop, to industrialize our country so rapidly and so successfully – now it’s clearly passed its usefulness. It is keeping us from achieving the ideal society that we should have. We say industry must produce to improve the quality of life for all our people.