Best Quotes about Children
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
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
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Adults are obsolete children.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
The child is the father of the man.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
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.
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
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]
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.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
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.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
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.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
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