Best Quotes about Children
The child is the father of the man.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
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.
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.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Auden, W. H.
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.
Be gentle with the young.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
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.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
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
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
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.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Children are poor men's riches.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Adults are obsolete 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
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
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