Best Quotes about Children
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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
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
I am amused when goody-goodies proclaim, from the safety of their armchairs, that children are naturally prejudice-free, that they only learn to "hate" from listening to bigoted adults. Nonsense. Tolerance is a learned trait, like riding a bike or playing the piano. Those of us who actually live among children, who see them in their natural environment, know the truth: Left to their own devices, children will gang up on and abuse anyone who is even slightly different from the norm.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
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.
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
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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.
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
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
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adults are obsolete children.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
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