Best Quotes about Children
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
We do our children no favour by keeping them near, coddling them, or showing them off to adult visitors. Not that a nursemaid does not sometimes spoil them. But the greatest favour we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
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 not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
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.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
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
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
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]
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.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Children always turn to the light.
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.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
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 suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
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 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.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
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.
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.
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.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
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