Best Quotes about Children
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
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.
The child is the father of the man.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians]
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
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.
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.
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
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
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.
My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
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.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
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 amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.
W. Somerset Maugham
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
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.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Dobson, Dr. James C.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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.
Children always turn to the light.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
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.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
Children need models rather than critics.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hoover, Herbert Clark
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