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.
Best Quotes about Children
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
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.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Children always turn to the light.
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's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
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.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
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.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
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.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Be gentle with the young.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
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