Best Quotes about Children
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
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
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.
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.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
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.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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.
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]
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
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
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.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
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.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
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.
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.
The child is the father of the man.
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.
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 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.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
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.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
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