Best Quotes about Children
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Never have children, only grand children.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
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.
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Children need models rather than critics.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
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
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
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.
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.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
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.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
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.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
The child is the father of the man.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
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.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
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.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
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.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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