Best Quotes about Children
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
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.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
You see much more of your children once they leave 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.
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 in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
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]
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
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
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
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Be gentle with the young.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
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
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
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