Best Quotes about Children
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
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.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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]
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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]
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Adults are obsolete children.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
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.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
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 you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
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.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
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.
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
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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