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.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
The child is the father of the man.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
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.
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 aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Children are poor men's riches.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
I must take issue with the term'a mere child,'for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
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.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
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
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.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
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.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
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]
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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.
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