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You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
- John J. Plomp
Children Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Children

1.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.

2.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Wilmot, John

3.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Gray, Thomas

4.
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.
Anna Quindlen

5.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Edwards, Harry

6.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

7.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Fielding, Henry

8.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Proverb

9.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Chase, Alexander

10.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pope, Alexander

11.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Churchill, Winston

12.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Baldwin, James

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

14.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
Rutherford, Samuel

15.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle

16.
Children need models rather than critics.
Joubert, Joseph

17.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
Lamb, Charles

18.
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.
Angelou, Maya

19.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Lewin, Roger

20.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.

21.
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.
Burbank, Luther

22.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

23.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Mary MacCracken

24.
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

25.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
Hazzard, Shirley

26.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

27.
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

28.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Norman Douglas

29.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson

30.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Tauscher, Stacia

31.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

32.
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

33.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

34.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Dogen

35.
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.
Taylor, Jeremy

36.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Freud, Sigmund

37.
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.
Cosby, Bill

38.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Montessori, Maria

39.
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

40.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin

41.
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

42.
Children always turn to the light.
Hare, David

43.
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold

44.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson

45.
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.
Friedan, Betty

46.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Updike, John

47.
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

48.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Ball, Lucille

49.
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

50.
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


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