Best Quotes about Children
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
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.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
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.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
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
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
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.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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
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 seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
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.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are 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.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
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
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
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