Best Quotes about Children
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
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.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
I must take issue with the term'a mere child,'for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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.
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.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Children always turn to the light.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
Never have children, only grand children.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
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
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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]
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
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Wilbur, Ray L.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
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 can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Jones, Franklin P.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Auden, W. H.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
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