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There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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Best Quotes about Children

1.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Ruskin, John

2.
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

3.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Robert Orben

4.
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.
Roosevelt, Theodore

5.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

6.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Eliot, George

7.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.

8.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

9.
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

10.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
Friedan, Betty

11.
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]
Bible

12.
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

13.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.

14.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird

15.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
William Shakespeare

16.
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.

17.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Proverb

18.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

19.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Baldwin, James

20.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Watts, Isaac

21.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Who, Dr.

22.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Daniel Raeburn

23.
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

24.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Abbott, Lyman

25.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

26.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Parker, Dorothy

27.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

28.
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

29.
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

30.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pope, Alexander

31.
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

32.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

33.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.

34.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Hunt, Leigh

35.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.

36.
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.
Harrison, Jane

37.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Norman Douglas

38.
Children always turn to the light.
Hare, David

39.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

40.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Kraus, Karl

41.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Wilde, Oscar

42.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Dick Cavett

43.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Proverb

44.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
Jordan, June

45.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Waitley, Denis

46.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

47.
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.
Tracy, Brian

48.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.

49.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Ball, Lucille

50.
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


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