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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
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Best Quotes about Children

1.
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.
Whitehorn, Katharine

2.
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
Adams, John

3.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
Decter, Midge

4.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson

5.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess

6.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Eliot, George

7.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Ruskin, John

8.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Fyfe, David

9.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques

10.
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.
Orwell, George

11.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Novalis

12.
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.
Larkin, Philip

13.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Morley, Christopher

14.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Angelou, Maya

15.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Norman Douglas

16.
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.
Campbell, Beatrix

17.
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.
Gibran, Kahlil

18.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

19.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

20.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales

21.
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.
Vaughan, Bill

22.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Capp, Al

23.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Meynell, Alice

24.
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.
Swift, Jonathan

25.
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]
Bible

26.
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.
Jordan, June

27.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird

28.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.

29.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Mead, Margaret

30.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Behn, Aphra

31.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Shakespeare, William

32.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Peter Ustinov

33.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark

34.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.

35.
In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
Ruskin, John

36.
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.
Harrison, Jane

37.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Wilde, Oscar

38.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le

39.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies

40.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Crane, Monta

41.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Pollok, Robert

42.
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.
Jordan, June

43.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pope, Alexander

44.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
Cox, Marcelene

45.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.

46.
D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.
W. Somerset Maugham

47.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Ovid

48.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Montessori, Maria

49.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Polanski, Roman

50.
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.
Ruskin, John


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