Best Quotes about Children
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
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.
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.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
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 are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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.
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.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Children need models rather than critics.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
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.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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