Best Quotes about Children
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.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Adults are obsolete children.
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
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.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Children need models rather than critics.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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