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A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
- Kraus, Karl
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Best Quotes about Children

1.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson

2.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

3.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Lamb, Mary

4.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

5.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Updike, John

6.
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

7.
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.
Greer, Germaine

8.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

9.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
William Shakespeare

10.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Bergor, Ben

11.
Children are poor men's riches.
Ray, John

12.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Wilmot, John

13.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Groucho Marx

14.
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.
Landers, Ann

15.
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.

16.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Montessori, Maria

17.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Jameson, Anna

18.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Kraus, Karl

19.
Be gentle with the young.
Juvenal

20.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Wilde, Oscar

21.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Saki

22.
Children need models rather than critics.
Joubert, Joseph

23.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Ball, Lucille

24.
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.
Swift, Jonathan

25.
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.
Burbank, Luther

26.
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

27.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Moustakas, Clark

28.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Daniel Raeburn

29.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)

30.
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.
FeNelon, Francois

31.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

32.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess

33.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.

34.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Churchill, Winston

35.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

36.
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.
Keillor, Garrison

37.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

38.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich

39.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Morley, Christopher

40.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Plutarch

41.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII

42.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Shakespeare, William

43.
The child is the father of the man.
Wordsworth, William

44.
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.
Jordan, June

45.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry

46.
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
Adams, John

47.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Ruskin, John

48.
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.

49.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Proverb, English

50.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rabbinical Saying


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