Best Quotes about Children
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
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.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Never have children, only grand children.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
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.
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.
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.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Be gentle with the young.
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.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
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.
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.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
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.
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.
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