Best Quotes about Children
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
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.
Children need models rather than critics.
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
We do our children no favour by keeping them near, coddling them, or showing them off to adult visitors. Not that a nursemaid does not sometimes spoil them. But the greatest favour we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.
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
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
The child is the father of the man.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Children are poor men's riches.
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.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
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.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
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.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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.
I must take issue with the term'a mere child,'for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
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]
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
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.
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.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
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