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.
Best Quotes about Children
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
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.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
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.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
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.
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.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
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.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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 see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
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.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
The child is the father of the man.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
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