Children Quotes

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Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories. John Wilmot
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up. Christopher Morley
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world. Elie Wiesel
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. Marcus T. Cicero
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established. Rudyard Kipling
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go. Anonymous
Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children. Richard H. Dana
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss. Black Elk
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. Henry Fielding
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. Erma Bombeck
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. Paul Klee
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
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.'' Eda J. Le Shan
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out. Oscar Wilde
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone. Jane Harrison
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. Maya Angelou
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say? Logan Pearsall Smith
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. Isadora Duncan
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. Hubert H. Humphrey
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today. Thomas Gray
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event. Gaston Bachelard
Adults are obsolete children. Dr. Seuss
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity. Christian Nevell Bovee
Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense. Austin O'Malley
Wen I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away my childish things. [I Corinthians] Bible
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy. Robert Moses
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. Kahlil Gibran
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it. Monta Crane
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. Benjamin Spock
What is done to children, they will do to society. Karl A. Menninger
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin
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. John Adams
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. Ogden Nash
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. Alice Meynell
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. Alexander Pope
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up. Philip Larkin
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary. Al Capp
A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath! Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. Marcelene Cox
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return. George Orwell
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt. Benjamin Franklin
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft. Thomas J. Cottle
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them? Epictetus
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born. Pearl S. Buck
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. Garrison Keillor
There is no sinner like a young saint. Aphra Behn
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old. English Proverb
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children. Margaret Mead
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued. Bob Hope
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. Maria Montessori
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. Lazarus Long
Children are poor men's riches. John Ray
We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual. George F. Will
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them. Proverb
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. Thornton Wilder
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation. Ray L. Wilbur
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it. Harold Hulbert
Little girl's definition of conscience: ''Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does. '' Anonymous
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next. Franklin P. Jones
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. Phyllis Diller
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven. Robert Pollok
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson
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] Bible
Children and drunks always speak the truth. Proverb
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck
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. Germaine Greer
Normally, children learn to gauge rather accurately from the tone of their parent's voice how seriously to take his threats. Of course, they sometimes misjudge and pay the penalty. Louis Kaplan
Children are the keys of paradise. Richard Henry Stoddard
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. Rodney Dangerfield
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15] Bible
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. Maya Angelou
It takes three to make a child. E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
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. Brian Tracy
Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones
It's fun being a kid. Bradford Arthur Angier
A child is fed with milk and praise. Mary Lamb
Where children are, there is the golden age. Novalis
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions. Saki
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: ''What I gave I have.'' We have to love them and lose them. Alfred Torrie
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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. Shirley Hazzard
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. Elias Canetti
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. Bill Vaughan
The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that. Charles Buxton
It is dangerous to confuse children with angels. David Fyfe
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life. John Bradshaw
Children are our most valuable natural resource. Herbert Clark Hoover
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children. Anonymous
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher
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. Samuel Rutherford
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves. Francois FTNelon
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world. Zig Ziglar
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children. Roman Polanski
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight. Isaac Watts
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. Luther Burbank
Childhood is the sleep of reason. Jean Jacques Rousseau
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children. Anonymous
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman
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. Theodore Roosevelt
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it. George Eliot
Never have children, only grand children. Gore Vidal
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child. William Shakespeare
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own. W. H. Auden
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children. Princess of Wales Diana
You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table. Gypsy Smith
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one. Groucho Marx
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never. Anna Jameson
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them. Dr. Jess Lair
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off. English Proverb
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children. Thornton Wilder
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. Marcelene Cox
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner. Ben Bergor
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. Winston Churchill
In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children. John Ruskin
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Madame Marie Curie
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. John Updike
The only moral lesson which is suited for a child, the most important lesson for every time of life, is this: ''Never hurt anybody.'' Denis Breeze
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in. Adolph Meyer
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it'' Jean Jacques Rousseau
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant. Leigh Hunt
Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. Pablo Picasso
I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex. Jack Handey
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him. Clark Moustakas
Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards. Anonymous
Children have more need of models than of critics. Carolyn Coats
You see much more of your children once they leave home. Lucille Ball
Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years. Graham Greene
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. Edgar Watson Howe
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong. William Shakespeare
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children. Alexander Chase
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future. Jean De La Bruyere
The child is the father of the man. William Wordsworth
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer. Katharine Whitehorn
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. Dr. James C. Dobson
There is a ''sanctity'' involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it. James Baldwin
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. Denis Waitley
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. Mel Lazarus
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. Randall Jarrell
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained. Lyman Abbott
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. John Plomp
Children always turn to the light. David Hare
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes. Dr. Who
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. Sigmund Freud
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap. Proverb
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say. Wayne Dyer
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child. Dogen
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. Harry Edwards
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present. John Ruskin
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. Chinese Proverb
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet. Isadora Duncan
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. Dr. James C. Dobson
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires. Dorothy Parker
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. Ovid
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants. Karl Kraus
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. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself. Anonymous
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism. Anonymous
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards. St.Francis Xavier
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much. Bill Cosby
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too. Anonymous

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