Best Quotes about Children
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
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.
Adults are obsolete children.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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]
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.
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.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
The child is the father of the man.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
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.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
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.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
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.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
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