Best Quotes about Children
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
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
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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.
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.
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.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
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.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
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.
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.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Never have children, only grand children.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
That's the funny thing about havin'a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly.
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.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
Children need models rather than critics.
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
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
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.
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.
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.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Be gentle with the young.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
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