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Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
- Howe, Edgar Watson
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Best Quotes about Children

1.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Watts, Isaac

2.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Novalis

3.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

4.
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.
Anatole Broyard

5.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

6.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Kraus, Karl

7.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Wilder, Thornton

8.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Saki

9.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

10.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Bergor, Ben

11.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Lawana Blackwell

12.
I must take issue with the term'a mere child,'for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
Fran Lebowitz

13.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.

14.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.

15.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Crane, Monta

16.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Mead, Margaret

17.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Lawana Blackwell

18.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin

19.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

20.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Baldwin, James

21.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Bachelard, Gaston

22.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques

23.
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
Wilder, Thornton

24.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies

25.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Gray, Thomas

26.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

27.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Churchill, Winston

28.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
Key, Ellen

29.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

30.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jackson, Jesse

31.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz

32.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
John Gray

33.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Groucho Marx

34.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

35.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Bombeck, Erma

36.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Moses, Robert

37.
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.
Canetti, Elias

38.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Capp, Al

39.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

40.
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.
Greer, Germaine

41.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry

42.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dobson, Dr. James C.

43.
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.

44.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Epictetus

45.
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

46.
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

47.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich

48.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Dyer, Wayne

49.
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

50.
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
Spolin, Viola


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