Children quotes

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

- Plomp, John

The child is the father of the man.

- Wordsworth, William

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

- Dan Quayle

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.

- Updike, John

There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo

I'll probably never have children because I don't believe in touching people for any reason.

- Paula Poundstone

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.

- Lady Bird Johnson

It would be one of the greatest triumphs of humanity, one of the most tangible liberations from the constraints of nature to which mankind is subject, if we could succeed in raising the responsible act of procreating children to the level of a deliberate and intentional activity and in freeing it from its entanglement with the necessary satisfaction of a natural need.

- Freud, Sigmund

To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics.

- Mccarthy, Mary

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.

- Dogen

It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?

- Alan Perlis

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.

- Haim Ginott

I must take issue with the term'a mere child,'for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.

- Fran Lebowitz

This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.

- Erasmus, Desiderius

A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.

- Duras, Marguerite

It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too.

- Lillian Bell

For I do not believe God means us thus to divide life into two halves - to wear a grave face on Sunday, and to think it out-of-place to even so much as mention Him on a week-day. Do you think He cares to see only kneeling figures and to hear only tones of prayer - and that He does not also love to see the lambs leaping in the sunlight, and to hear the merry voices of the children, as they roll amoung the hay? Surely their innocent laughter is as sweet in His ears as the grandest anthem that ever rolled up from the "dim religious light" of some solemn cathedral?

- Lewis Carroll

Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.


The wildest colts make the best horses.

- Plutarch

To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on nine different floors.

- Hemingway, Ernest

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