Best Quotes about Children
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
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.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
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.
Children are poor men's riches.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
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.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
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.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in 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.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
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
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
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
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]
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.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
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
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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.
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.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
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