Best Quotes about Children
Never have children, only grand children.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
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.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
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.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
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
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
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 not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
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.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
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.
The child is the father of the man.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
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
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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.
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