Best Quotes about Children
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
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.
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.
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.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Adults are obsolete children.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
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.
What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
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.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
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.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
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.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
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.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
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