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It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
- Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Children Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Children

1.
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.
Eucharista Ward

2.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

3.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Eliot, George

4.
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

5.
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
Jordan, June

6.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Robert Orben

7.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Polanski, Roman

8.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.

9.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
Decter, Midge

10.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Freud, Sigmund

11.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Proverb

12.
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
Ehrenreich, Barbara

13.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.

14.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Fielding, Henry

15.
Adults are obsolete children.
Seuss, Dr.

16.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

17.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird

18.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Wilmot, John

19.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Ball, Lucille

20.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Proverb, English

21.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
William Shakespeare

22.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jackson, Jesse

23.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

24.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Baldwin, James

25.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich

26.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz

27.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Angelou, Maya

28.
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.
Canetti, Elias

29.
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.
Ruskin, John

30.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.

31.
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
Wilder, Thornton

32.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Wilde, Oscar

33.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

34.
The child is the father of the man.
Wordsworth, William

35.
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.
Rich, Adrienne

36.
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.

37.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.

38.
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.
Updike, John

39.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Wilde, Oscar

40.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Chase, Alexander

41.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.

42.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Moses, Robert

43.
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.
Key, Ellen

44.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

45.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Montessori, Maria

46.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

47.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Bombeck, Erma

48.
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

49.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Watts, Isaac

50.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess


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