Best Quotes about Children
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 apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
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]
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Never have children, only grand children.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
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.
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.
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.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
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.
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 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.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
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 enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
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.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
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
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
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 are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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