Best Quotes about Children
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The wildest colts make the best horses.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
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.
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
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
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.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Auden, W. H.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
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