Best Quotes about Children
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
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
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Children always turn to the light.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
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
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.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
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 see much more of your children once they leave home.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Adults are obsolete children.
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.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Children are poor men's riches.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
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.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
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