Best Quotes about Children
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
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.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Children always turn to the light.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
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]
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.
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.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
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]
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
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
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.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
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.
Adults are obsolete children.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
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
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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