Best Quotes about Children
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
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.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Children are poor men's riches.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Children need models rather than critics.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
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
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.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
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.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
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
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.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
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.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
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.
Never have children, only grand children.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
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.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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