Best Quotes about Children
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
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.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
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
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.
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.
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.
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]
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
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 potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
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.
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
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.
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 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.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
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 have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
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.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
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