Best Quotes about Children
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Children need models rather than critics.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
The child is the father of the man.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
That's the funny thing about havin'a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly.
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.
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.
Children are poor men's riches.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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
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.
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.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
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.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.
W. Somerset Maugham
Adults are obsolete children.
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