Best Quotes about Children
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.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
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 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.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
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.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
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.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
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.
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]
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
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.
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Never have children, only grand children.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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