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.
Best Quotes about Children
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
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.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
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
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Never have children, only grand children.
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.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
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
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
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
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Adults are obsolete children.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Be gentle with the young.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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
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
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
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
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.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Daily Inspirational Quotes on
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by Motivational Quotes.
Quotes on Ability
Acting and actors
Quotes on Advertising
Age and aging
Alcohol and alcoholism
Quotes on Ambition
Quotes on Argument
Quotes on Belief
Books - reading
Bores and boredom
Quotes on Business
Quotes on Choice
Christians and christianity
Colleges and universities
Quotes on Commitment
Communism and socialism
Quotes on Complaints and complaining
Quotes on Contentment
Quotes on Creativity
Crime and criminals
Quotes on Education
Quotes on Evil
Quotes on Experience
Quotes on Family
Quotes on Fiction
Food and eating
Fools and foolishness
Quotes on Forgiveness
Friends and friendship
Quotes on Giving
Quotes on Government
Quotes on Habit
Quotes on Heroes and heroism
History and historians
Quotes on Honor
Quotes on Ideas
Quotes on Intelligence and intellectuals
Journalism and journalists
Judgment and judges
Quotes on Justice
Quotes on Law and lawyers
Quotes on Lies and lying
Quotes on Losers and losing
Quotes on Marriage
Quotes on Mind
Quotes on Motivation
Quotes on Opinions
Parents and parenting
Quotes on Passion
Quotes on People
Philosophers and philosophy
Quotes on Photography
Poetry and poets
Quotes on Possibilities
Poverty and the poor
Quotes on Prayer
Quotes on Procrastination
Quotes on Reality
Quotes on Respectability
Quotes on Secrets
Quotes on Simplicity
Quotes on Speakers and speaking
Quotes on Talent
Taxes and taxation
Quotes on Things and little things
Thoughts and thinking
Quotes on Truth
Quotes on Vision
Winners and winning
Quotes on Wives
Quotes on Worry
Writers and writing
Test your English Language
Rules to play Jai Alai
Natural Wonders of the World
Amazing beauty Secrets
Weird Places On Earth
Weird and wild cutting edge Security Threats
Visa and Passport
The Disputed Video Games in the world
What to Eat in punjab
Tips To Lose Weight
Tips to get ready for Graduation
Breathtaking Arabic Mehndi Designs
krishna Janmashtami Celebration
Precaution while using WiFi
Precautions while using ATM Machines
Precautions while using Bleaching