Best Quotes about 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.
Never have children, only grand 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
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.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
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.
Children always turn to the light.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Adults are obsolete children.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Lair, Dr. Jess
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Be gentle with the young.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
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