Best Quotes about Children
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
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.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
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.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
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.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
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.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
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
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
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.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
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
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.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
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.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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