Best Quotes about Children
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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
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.
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.
Be gentle with the young.
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 the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
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.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
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.
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.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Adults are obsolete children.
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.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
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.
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.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Children need models rather than critics.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
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.
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.
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