Best Quotes about Children
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Children always turn to the light.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
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.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
That's the funny thing about havin'a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
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.
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.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
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.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
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.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
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