Best Quotes about Children
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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.
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
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
The child is the father of the man.
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.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Auden, W. H.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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.
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
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
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.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
We do our children no favour by keeping them near, coddling them, or showing them off to adult visitors. Not that a nursemaid does not sometimes spoil them. But the greatest favour we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
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 have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Children are poor men's riches.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
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
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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.
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.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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