Best Quotes about Children
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.
The child is the father of the man.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
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.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
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.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Never have children, only grand children.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
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.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
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.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
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.
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.
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.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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