Best Quotes about Children
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
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
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
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
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
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.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
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.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children always turn to the light.
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 need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
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
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
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