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Children quotes (115)

CHILDHOOD n. The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Children

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: Children

Let children walk with Nature let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life their joyous inseparable unity as taught in woods and meadows plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star and they will learn that death is stingless indeed and as beautiful as life.
John Muir   Category: Children

I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Robert Bloch   Category: Children

Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toun Upstairs and dounstairs in his nicht-goun Tirlin at the window cryin at the lock Are the weans in their bed? for it s nou ten oclock.
William Miller   Category: Children

Children and fools speak true.
John Lyly   Category: Children

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster too.
Lionel Kauffman   Category: Children

I love children especially when they cry for then someone takes them away.
Nancy Mitford   Category: Children

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Children

For every child that is born it brings with it the hope that God is not yet disappointed with man.
Rabindranath Tagore   Category: Children

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
   Category: Children

A child is not a vase to be filled but a fire to be lit.
François Rabelais   Category: Children

Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Red Buttons   Category: Children

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   Category: Children

Children need love especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold Hulbert   Category: Children

We spend the first twelve months of our childrens lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller   Category: Children

Its never too late to have a happy childhood.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Children

And he who gives a child a treat Makes joy-bells ring in Heaven's street And he who gives a child a home Builds palaces in Kingdom come And she who gives a baby birth Brings Saviour Christ again to Earth.
John Edward Masefield   Category: Children

Too often whe give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin   Category: Children

The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Children

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Children

Those whom we can love we can hate; to others we are indifferent.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Children

There must always be a struggle between a father and son while one aims at power and the other at independence.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Children

Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children to prattle to creep and to play with them?
Epictetus   Category: Children

I love my kids but I would not want any of them for friends.
Janet Sorensen   Category: Children

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.
Doug Larson   Category: Children

Whats more enchanting than the voices of young people when you cant hear what they say?
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Children

The childhood shows the man As morning shows the day.
John Milton   Category: Children

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
William Penn   Category: Children

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Children

In the course of a debate with Lewis Terman: Without offering any data on all that occurs between conception and the age of kindergarten they announce on the basis of what they have got out of a few thousand questionnaires that they are measuring the hereditary mental endowment of human beings. Obviously this is not a conclusion obtained by research. It is a conclusion planted by the will to believe. It is I think for the most part unconsciously planted.... If the impression takes root that these tests really measure intelligence that they constitute a sort of last judgment on the childs capacity that they reveal scientifically his predestined ability then it would be a thousand times better if all the intelligence testers and all their questionnaires were sunk in the Sargasso Sea.
Walter Lippmann   Category: Children

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends?
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Children

Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben   Category: Children

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
James Baldwin   Category: Children

Sweet childish days that were as long As twenty days are now.
William Wordsworth   Category: Children

Just as the twig is bent the tree is inclined.
Alexander Pope   Category: Children

Late children are early orphans.
John Wilmot   Category: Children

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato   Category: Children

A man who lives right and is right has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Phillips Brooks   Category: Children

We adults forget what we do to childrens imaginations when we go through one of our national seizures on an issue. A dozen years ago Hollywood fell in love with the environmental issue and put enviro messages in all their shows. The messages made their way into the funnies and magazines and parents went to school officials and said Wed like our children to be better educated on environmental concerns. The schools came through with a vengeance. Now I have a little son who thinks hes going to die from pollution. We do not educate our children; we traumatize them. We are not giving them a vision of a better world; we are giving them nightmares.
Peggy Noonan   Category: Children

We are entitled to personal revelation especially when it concerns our own or our childrens lives and what has been foreordained for them. This is true whether our children number one or ten and whether the Lord sends them to us through natural means or adoption. This is a glorious knowledge.
Linda Eyre   Category: Children

Each child represents either a potential addition to the protective capacity and enlightened citizenship of the nation or if allowed to suffer from neglect a potential addition to the destructive forces of a community.... The interests of the nation are involved in the welfare of this array of children no less than in our great material affairs.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Children

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Children

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children or at any age but it is not necessarily admirable nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal to be at home in the world with a prospect of power usefulness or success the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir–faire morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.
Charles Horton Cooley   Category: Children

Madam theres no such thing as a tough child - if you parboil them first for seven hours they always come out tender.
W. C. Fields   Category: Children

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child everything usually works out pretty well.
Ruth Carlisle   Category: Children

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Henry Graham Greene   Category: Children

Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back.
John Ruskin   Category: Children

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson   Category: Children

The best Muslim house is that in which is an orphan who is benefited; and the worst Muslim house is that in which an orphan is ill-treated.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Children

We cant form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Children

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Children

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull   Category: Children

Theres no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Doctor Who   Category: Children

The great man is he who does not lose his childlike heart.
Mencius   Category: Children

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
Sir Kingsley William Amis   Category: Children

God never sends th mouth but he sendeth meat.
John Heywood   Category: Children

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
Benjamin McLane Spock   Category: Children

See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?
Will Rogers   Category: Children

Familiarity breeds contempt and children.
Mark Twain   Category: Children

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette   Category: Children

To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is mans lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Children

To show a child what has once delighted you to find the childs delight added to your own so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection this is happiness.
John Boynton Priestley   Category: Children

Could I climb the highest place in Athens I would lift my voice and proclaim Fellow citizens why do you turn and scrape every stone to gather wealth and take so little care of your children to whom one day you must relinquish it all?
Socrates   Category: Children

If you bungle raising your children I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis   Category: Children

It is a true proverb that if you live with a lame man you will learn to limp.
Plutarch   Category: Children

To bring up a child in the way he should go travel that way yourself once in a while.
Josh Billings   Category: Children

I have had playmates I have had companions In my days of childhood in my joyful school-days. All all are gone the old familiar faces.
Charles Lamb   Category: Children

The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Children

The training of children is a profession where we must know how to waste time in order to save it
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Children

Reasoning with a child is fine if you can reach the childs reason without destroying your own.
John Mason Brown   Category: Children

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Children

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Lazurus Long   Category: Children

Some of my best friedns are children. In fact all of my best friends are children.
J. D. Salinger   Category: Children

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right he usually has a son who thinks hes wrong.
Charles Wadworth   Category: Children

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

If there must be trouble let it be in my day that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine   Category: Children

Your childen need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson   Category: Children

There was a child went forth everyday And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread that object he became And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...
Walt Whitman   Category: Children

Children are poor mens riches.
John Ray   Category: Children

We cant give our children the future strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present.
Kathleen Norris   Category: Children

Ants in his pants.
Proverb   Category: Children

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.
Marc Chagall   Category: Children

A childs hand in yours what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
Marjorie Holmes   Category: Children

The greatest respect is owed to a child. Maxima debetur puero reverentia.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Children

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Bible   Category: Children

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore And that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash   Category: Children

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Children

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
M. Grundler   Category: Children

Sometimes when I look at my children I say to myself Lillian you should have stayed a virgin.
Lillian Carter   Category: Children

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Lyman Abbott   Category: Children

Whenever I date a guy I think Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
Rita Rudner   Category: Children

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Children

Children sweeten labors but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon   Category: Children

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves alot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne   Category: Children

Let the childs first lesson be obedience and the second will be what thou wilt.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Children

All mothers think their children are oaks but the world never lacks for cabbages.
Robertson Davies   Category: Children

I love little childrenand it is not a slight thing when they who are fresh from God love us.
Charles Dickens   Category: Children

Parents are the bones upon which children sharpen their teeth.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Children

A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it.
Katharine Whitehorn   Category: Children

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Sophocles   Category: Children

When childhood dies its corpses are called adults and they enter society one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children even if we love them they show us the state of our decay.
Brian Wilson Aldiss   Category: Children

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because theyre looking for ideas.
Paula Poundstone   Category: Children

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   Category: Children

A childs education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Children

Education commences at the mothers knee and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Children

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Unknown   Category: Children

If parents would only realize how they bore their children!
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Children

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

If ever we hear a case of lying we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Alfred Adler   Category: Children

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Children

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents for these only gave life those the art of living well.
Aristotle   Category: Children

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
Peter DeVries   Category: Children

The hardest people to convince they are at retirement age are children at bedtime.
Shannon Fife   Category: Children

Although we should not love our friends for the good that they do us it is a sign that they do not love us much if they do not do us good when they have the power to do so.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Children