Best Quotes about Children
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
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 need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
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 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.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Children are poor men's riches.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
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.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
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.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
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.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
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 may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Adults are obsolete children.
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
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.
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
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