Best Quotes about Children
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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.
Children need models rather than critics.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never 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
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
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
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.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
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
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.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
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.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
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]
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
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.
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
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.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
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.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
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