Best Quotes about Children
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.
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.
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 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.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Adults are obsolete children.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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.
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.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
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
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]
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
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
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
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