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When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
- Lamb, Charles
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Best Quotes about Children

1.
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.
Vaughan, Bill

2.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Morley, Christopher

3.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)

4.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Bible

5.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Polanski, Roman

6.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies

7.
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.
Hazzard, Shirley

8.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
John Gray

9.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII

10.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Capp, Al

11.
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.
Keillor, Garrison

12.
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.

13.
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.
Canetti, Elias

14.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Anna Quindlen

15.
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.
Swift, Jonathan

16.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.

17.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.

18.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Epictetus

19.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Wilde, Oscar

20.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Chase, Alexander

21.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pope, Alexander

22.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

23.
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.
Campbell, Beatrix

24.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
Adams, John

25.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold

26.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

27.
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.
FeNelon, Francois

28.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Novalis

29.
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

30.
The child is the father of the man.
Wordsworth, William

31.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess

32.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Moses, Robert

33.
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.
Friedan, Betty

34.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
Cox, Marcelene

35.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin

36.
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.
Jordan, June

37.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Fyfe, David

38.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Angelou, Maya

39.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Picasso, Pablo

40.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

41.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz

42.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
Jameson, Anna

43.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Churchill, Winston

44.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Bergor, Ben

45.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Plutarch

46.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
Decter, Midge

47.
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

48.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Meyer, Adolph

49.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Wilder, Thornton

50.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
Orwell, George


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