Best Quotes about Children
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.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le
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.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
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
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
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
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.
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.
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
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
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.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
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.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
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.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Children always turn to the light.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
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.
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