Best Quotes about Children
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.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
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]
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
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.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
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.
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]
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.
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
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.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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.
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.
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's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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
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.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
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