Best Quotes about Children
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
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]
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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 child is the father of the man.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
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.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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 enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Children always turn to the light.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Children need models rather than critics.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
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.
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Be gentle with the young.
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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.
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
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
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