Best Quotes about Children
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
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.
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.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful 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.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
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.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Be gentle with the young.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
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.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
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.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
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.
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