Best Quotes about Children
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.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
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.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children always turn to the light.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
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.
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.
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.
Never have children, only grand children.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
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.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
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.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
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
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
The child is the father of the man.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
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 can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
I am amused when goody-goodies proclaim, from the safety of their armchairs, that children are naturally prejudice-free, that they only learn to "hate" from listening to bigoted adults. Nonsense. Tolerance is a learned trait, like riding a bike or playing the piano. Those of us who actually live among children, who see them in their natural environment, know the truth: Left to their own devices, children will gang up on and abuse anyone who is even slightly different from the norm.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
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