Best Quotes about Children
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
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
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Children always turn to the light.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
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.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
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.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
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.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
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.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
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.
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
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
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.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
The child is the father of the man.
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.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
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]
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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