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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
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Best Quotes about Children

1.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies

2.
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

3.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.

4.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

5.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Bachelard, Gaston

6.
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

7.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.

8.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Anna Quindlen

9.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Abbott, Lyman

10.
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

11.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)

12.
Children are poor men's riches.
Ray, John

13.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jackson, Jesse

14.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Plomp, John

15.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.

16.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
William Shakespeare

17.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Ovid

18.
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.

19.
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

20.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Edwards, Harry

21.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Ziglar, Zig

22.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.

23.
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.
Meynell, Alice

24.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.

25.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De

26.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.

27.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.

28.
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

29.
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.
Rutherford, Samuel

30.
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
Adams, John

31.
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.

32.
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.
Greg Garcia

33.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

34.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Capp, Al

35.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Daniel Raeburn

36.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Plutarch

37.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Kraus, Karl

38.
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.
Davis, Bette

39.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz

40.
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.
Greer, Germaine

41.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

42.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

43.
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.
Fran Lebowitz

44.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Wiesel, Elie

45.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Shakespeare, William

46.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Lewin, Roger

47.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
Lamb, Charles

48.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie

49.
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

50.
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.
FeNelon, Francois


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