Best Quotes about Children
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
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
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.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
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.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
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
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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
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.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Children always turn to the light.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
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.
Adults are obsolete children.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Be gentle with the young.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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.
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.
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.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
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.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
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.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
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.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
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.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
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