Best Quotes about Children
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.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
The child is the father of the man.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
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
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Auden, W. H.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Children are poor men's riches.
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.
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.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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 great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
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
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
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.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
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 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.
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.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Children always turn to the light.
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.
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.
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.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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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