Best Quotes about Children
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Children are poor men's riches.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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
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.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
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.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
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.
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