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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.
- Roosevelt, Theodore
Children Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Children

1.
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.

2.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

3.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.

4.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

5.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
Decter, Midge

6.
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.
Landers, Ann

7.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.

8.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold

9.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Dorothy Parker

10.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

11.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
Orwell, George

12.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.

13.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
Taylor, Jeremy

14.
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

15.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall

16.
Children always turn to the light.
Hare, David

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

18.
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

19.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

20.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Churchill, Winston

21.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.

22.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Polanski, Roman

23.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

24.
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

25.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle

26.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Updike, John

27.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)

28.
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

29.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Bible

30.
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

31.
Children need models rather than critics.
Joubert, Joseph

32.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Nash, Ogden

33.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Eliot, George

34.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

35.
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

36.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Dobson, Dr. James C.

37.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.

38.
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

39.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

40.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII

41.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Mead, Margaret

42.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Waitley, Denis

43.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

44.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

45.
Adults are obsolete children.
Seuss, Dr.

46.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Swift, Jonathan

47.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Capp, Al

48.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie

49.
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

50.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques


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