Best Quotes about Children
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
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.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Never have children, only grand children.
The child is the father of the man.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
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.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
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.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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.
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.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
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.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Diana, Princess of Wales
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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