Best Quotes about Children
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
I am amused when goody-goodies proclaim, from the safety of their armchairs, that children are naturally prejudice-free, that they only learn to "hate" from listening to bigoted adults. Nonsense. Tolerance is a learned trait, like riding a bike or playing the piano. Those of us who actually live among children, who see them in their natural environment, know the truth: Left to their own devices, children will gang up on and abuse anyone who is even slightly different from the norm.
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
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
Cottle, Thomas J.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
It takes three to make a child.
Cummings, E.E. (Edward. E.)
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
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.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
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.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Johnson, Lady Bird
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
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.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Children always turn to the light.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
Adults are obsolete children.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Kennedy, John F.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Jones, Franklin P.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
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