Best Quotes about Children
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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 never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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 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.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
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.
Children need models rather than critics.
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
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
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.
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
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
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
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.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Never have children, only grand children.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Children are poor men's riches.
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 of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
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