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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.
- Decter, Midge
Children Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Children

1.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Proverb

2.
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.
Ehrenreich, Barbara

3.
Children need models rather than critics.
Joubert, Joseph

4.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Edwards, Harry

5.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.

6.
Children always turn to the light.
Hare, David

7.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Dick Cavett

8.
Children are poor men's riches.
Ray, John

9.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

10.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Novalis

11.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Lawana Blackwell

12.
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.
Orwell, George

13.
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

14.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Bergor, Ben

15.
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.

16.
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
Adams, John

17.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark

18.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Proverb, English

19.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.

20.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Harrison, Jane

21.
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

22.
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.

23.
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.
Rutherford, Samuel

24.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Wiesel, Elie

25.
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.
Eucharista Ward

26.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson

27.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess

28.
That's the funny thing about havin'a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly.
Greg Garcia

29.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Plomp, John

30.
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.
Anna Quindlen

31.
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.
Tracy, Brian

32.
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.
Swift, Jonathan

33.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Waitley, Denis

34.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Chase, Alexander

35.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

36.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Bachelard, Gaston

37.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Wilde, Oscar

38.
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.
Ruskin, John

39.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz

40.
My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance.
Rich, Adrienne

41.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Baldwin, James

42.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur

43.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales

44.
The child is the father of the man.
Wordsworth, William

45.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Meyer, Adolph

46.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Daniel Raeburn

47.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

48.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Abbott, Lyman

49.
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.
Wilder, Thornton

50.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Behn, Aphra


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