Best Quotes about Children
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Children need models rather than critics.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
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
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.
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
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
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.
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.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
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.
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.
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.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Never have children, only grand children.
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 suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
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.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
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