Best Quotes about Children
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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.
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.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
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.
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
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
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]
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Adults are obsolete children.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
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.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
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.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
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.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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