Best Quotes about Children
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
That's the funny thing about havin'a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly.
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.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
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.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
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.
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.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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.
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.
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.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
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
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to 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.
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.
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.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
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