Best Quotes about Children
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Children are poor men's riches.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
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
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.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
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.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
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.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
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
Children always turn to the light.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
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.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
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.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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.
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]
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its 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.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Adults are obsolete children.
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