Best Quotes about Children
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
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.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
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.
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.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Never have children, only grand children.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
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.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
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.
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
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.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
That's the funny thing about havin'a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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