Best Quotes about Children
Children need models rather than critics.
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.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
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
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
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.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
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.
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.
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.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
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.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their 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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
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
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
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.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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.
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.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
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.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
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