Children Quotes

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.


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. - Beatrix Campbell


There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. - Winston Churchill


To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. - Marcus T. Cicero


Children have more need of models than of critics. - Carolyn Coats


It's fun being a kid. - Bradford Arthur Angier


There is no sinner like a young saint. - Aphra Behn


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


Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15] - Bible


Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity. - Christian Nevell Bovee


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


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


Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.


Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.


Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.


For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft. - Thomas J. Cottle


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


There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it. - Monta Crane


All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. - Madame Marie Curie


Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children. - Richard H. Dana


It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given. - Midge Decter


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


You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child. - Dogen


So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. - Isadora Duncan


Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.


One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.


The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.


Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say. - Wayne Dyer


We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. - Harry Edwards


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. - Barbara Ehrenreich


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


Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan


It is dangerous to confuse children with angels. - David Fyfe


I am fond of children - except boys


In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.


Do your kids a favor - don't have any.


Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today. - Thomas Gray


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


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


A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. - Oliver Wendell Holmes


Children are our most valuable natural resource. - Herbert Clark Hoover


Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it. - Harold Hulbert


Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. - Hubert H. Humphrey


Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never. - Anna Jameson


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


Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. - Lady Bird Johnson


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next. - Franklin P. Jones


Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.


Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.


Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!


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


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


A child miseducated is a child lost. - John F. Kennedy


We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them. - Dr. Jess Lair


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. - Charles Lamb


A child is fed with milk and praise. - Mary Lamb


The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. - Mel Lazarus


Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. - Roger Lewin


Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. - Lazarus Long


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


Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children. - Margaret Mead


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


If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. - Maria Montessori


He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy. - Robert Moses


Where children are, there is the golden age. - Novalis


How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. - Ovid


You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. - John Plomp


Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list. - Letty Cottin Pogrebin


Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards. - St.Francis Xavier


Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands


It takes a village to raise a child.


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


Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven. - Robert Pollok


Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off. - English Proverb


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


The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it" - Jean Jacques Rousseau


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


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


Adults are obsolete children. - Dr. Seuss


Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong. - William Shakespeare


You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table. - Gypsy Smith


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


Children are the keys of paradise. - Richard Henry Stoddard


We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. - Stacia Tauscher


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


Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future


Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.


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.


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


Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards. - Source Unknown


Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go - Source Unknown


Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight. - Isaac Watts


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


There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes. - Dr. Who


The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation. - Ray L. Wilbur


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


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


Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.


No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.


There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.


When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world. - Zig Ziglar


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


A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. - Horace Mann


Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. (Life's Little Instruction Book) - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards, the things we live by and teach our children, are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. - Walt Disney


All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable. - Fran Lebowitz


No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. - Miguel de Cervantes


The laughter of adults was always very different from the laughter of children. The former indicated a recognition of the familiar, but in children it came from the shock of the new. - Elizabeth Hardwick


Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow. - Thomas Bray


Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. - Aristotle

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