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—  Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980
The Moral Judgment of the Child (1932), Context: Egocentrism in so far as it means confusion of the ego and the external world, and egocentrism in so far as it means lack of cooperation, constitute one and the same phenomenon. So long as the child does not dissociate his ego from the suggestions coming from the physical and from the social world, he cannot cooperate, for in order to cooperate one must be conscious of one's ego and situate it in relation to thought in general. And in order to become conscious of one's ego, it is necessary to liberate oneself from the thought and will of others. The coercion exercised by the adult or the older child is therefore inseparable from the unconscious egocentrism of the very young child. Ch. 2 : Adult Constraint and Moral Realism <!-- p. 92 -->

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—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
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