Best Quotes about Children
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
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 for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Children need models rather than critics.
Children always turn to the light.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
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 and drunks always speak the truth.
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.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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.
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
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.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
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.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Never have children, only grand children.
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.
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
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
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.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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 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.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
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.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
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