Best Quotes about Children
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Never have children, only grand children.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Children always turn to the light.
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.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
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.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
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.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Children need models rather than critics.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
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
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.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
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.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
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.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
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