Best Quotes about Children
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Adults are obsolete children.
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.
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]
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
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.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
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.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
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.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
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.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Children are poor men's riches.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
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.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
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.
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