Best Quotes about Children
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
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.
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
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
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
A child is fed with milk and praise.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
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.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
The child is the father of the man.
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.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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.
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.
Children need models rather than critics.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
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
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There is no sinner like a young saint.
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.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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