Best Quotes about Children
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
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.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
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.
Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Adults are obsolete children.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
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
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
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.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
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.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
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.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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