Best Quotes about Children
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.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
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
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
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
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 and drunks always speak the truth.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
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.
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
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.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
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
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
The wildest colts make the best horses.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
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.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
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.
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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
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.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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.
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.
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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