The cliche is wrong — you absolutely should work with children.

W.C. Fields. You might not have heard of him before, but you have undoubtedly heard the quote "never work with children or animals", to which he is credited as author. A shame really that this quote became the one to cement its place in cliche lexicon when he is also credited with, "I'm beginning to understand those animals you read about, where the mother has to hide the young so the father won't eat them".

My own great-grandfather was revered (or reviled, age dependent) for saying "always give a

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