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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.
- Rich, Adrienne
Children Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Children

1.
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Anatole Broyard

2.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Mary MacCracken

3.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur

4.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Daniel Raeburn

5.
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]
Bible

6.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jackson, Jesse

7.
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.
Ruskin, John

8.
The child is the father of the man.
Wordsworth, William

9.
I am amused when goody-goodies proclaim, from the safety of their armchairs, that children are naturally prejudice-free, that they only learn to "hate" from listening to bigoted adults. Nonsense. Tolerance is a learned trait, like riding a bike or playing the piano. Those of us who actually live among children, who see them in their natural environment, know the truth: Left to their own devices, children will gang up on and abuse anyone who is even slightly different from the norm.
Josh Lieb

10.
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.
Gibran, Kahlil

11.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

12.
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

13.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Waitley, Denis

14.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Keillor, Garrison

15.
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.
Jordan, June

16.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Eliot, George

17.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Angelou, Maya

18.
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.
Key, Ellen

19.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII

20.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Bachelard, Gaston

21.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall

22.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Montessori, Maria

23.
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold

24.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Jameson, Anna

25.
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

26.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben

27.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird

28.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go

29.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Dorothy Parker

30.
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.
Larkin, Philip

31.
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.

32.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Hope, Bob

33.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Lamb, Mary

34.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Shakespeare, William

35.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Watts, Isaac

36.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

37.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson

38.
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.
Spolin, Viola

39.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark

40.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Bergor, Ben

41.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.

42.
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.
Klee, Paul

43.
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.
Tracy, Brian

44.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie

45.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Proverb

46.
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.
Rutherford, Samuel

47.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pope, Alexander

48.
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.
Jordan, June

49.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz

50.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell


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