Best Quotes about Children
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.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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
There is no sinner like a young saint.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
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
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.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
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.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
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.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Children need models rather than critics.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le
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.
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Never have children, only grand children.
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.
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
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.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The wildest colts make the best horses.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
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.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its 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.
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