Best Quotes about Children
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
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.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
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.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Adults are obsolete children.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
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.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Auden, W. H.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
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.
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.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
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