Best Quotes about Children
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
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 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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
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 living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
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.
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.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
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 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.
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 might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
The child is the father of the man.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
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