Best Quotes about Children
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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.
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.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
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.
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.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
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.
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.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
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.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
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
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.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
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.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
We do our children no favour by keeping them near, coddling them, or showing them off to adult visitors. Not that a nursemaid does not sometimes spoil them. But the greatest favour we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
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.
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