Best Quotes about Children
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
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
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
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
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.
Never have children, only grand children.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the 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.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
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.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
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.
Be gentle with the young.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
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.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
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.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
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
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
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
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 the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
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