07/28/2012 03:55 pm ET Updated Jan 09, 2015

Beatrix Potter: Quotes By 'Peter Rabbit' Author, Illustrator On Her Birthday

It's difficult to imagine what childhood would have been like without Beatrix Potter. The author and illustrator's tales of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and other rambunctious, human-like woodland creatures inform kids of the dangers of being rambunctious, while simultaneously encouraging their curiosity.

Potter was born on this day 146 years ago, and we're pleased that her legend has lived on. To celebrate her birthday, we'd like to share some of her precious drawings accompanied by her smart and typically playful wisdom, such as her relief about her lack of a formal education.

Check out these 11 quotes by Beatrix Potter:

[CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that Beatrix Potter was born 156 years ago.]