Best Quotes about Children
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
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.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
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.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
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.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
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.
Be gentle with the young.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Never have children, only grandchildren.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
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.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
I am amused when goody-goodies proclaim, from the safety of their armchairs, that children are naturally prejudice-free, that they only learn to "hate" from listening to bigoted adults. Nonsense. Tolerance is a learned trait, like riding a bike or playing the piano. Those of us who actually live among children, who see them in their natural environment, know the truth: Left to their own devices, children will gang up on and abuse anyone who is even slightly different from the norm.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
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.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
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
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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