Best Quotes about Children
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
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.
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.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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 little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
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.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
Children are poor men's riches.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
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.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
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