Best Quotes about Children
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Children are poor men's riches.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
The child is the father of the man.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
I must take issue with the term'a mere child,'for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
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