Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
Best Quotes about Children
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.
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.
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.
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
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Curie, Madame Marie
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
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.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
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.
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.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
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.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
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.
Children always turn to the light.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
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 have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
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.
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.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
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