Best Quotes about Children
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
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.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
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.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
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
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
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 is no sinner like a young saint.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
For success in training children the first condition is to become as a child oneself, but this means no assumed childishness, no condescending baby-talk that the child immediately sees through and deeply abhors. What it does mean is to be as entirely and simply taken up with the child as the child himself is absorbed by his life.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
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 potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Be gentle with the young.
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.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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.
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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
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.
Children are poor men's riches.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
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.
Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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.
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.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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