Best Quotes about 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.
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
Children always turn to the light.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
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.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
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.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
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.
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.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
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.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
There are few successful adults who were not first successful 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.
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.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
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.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
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]
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