Best Quotes about Children
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
Children need models rather than critics.
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.
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
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.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
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.
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.
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Children always turn to the light.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children are poor men's riches.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
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.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The child is the father of the man.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
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