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.
Best Quotes about Children
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Never have children, only grand children.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Adults are obsolete children.
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 best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
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.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
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.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful 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.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
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