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Topic: Children Quotes, Famous Children Quotes, Quotations, Sayings about Kids
What is a home without children? Quiet.
Henny Youngman

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

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

Childhood: 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 Bierce

Children make you want to start life over.
Muhammad Ali

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 Vaughn

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

A boy is a noise with dirt on it.
Author Unknown

I am fond of children - except boys.
Lewis Carroll

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.
Margaret Atwood

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often.
Author Unknown

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
Barbara Kingsolver

Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already.
Jean de La Bruyère
Les Caractères.

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.
Pamela Glenconner

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

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet.

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
My Mother's House.

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

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
Joan Kerr
Please Don't Eat the Daisies.

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Dogen Zenji
Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher.

For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
James Baldwin

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

There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Henry Fielding

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

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

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Edgar W. Howe

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

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Jean De La Bruyere
French Writer.

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

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of life.
Maureen Hawkins

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

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Pablo Picasso

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
Walt Streightiff

You see much more of your children once they leave home.
Lucille Ball

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.
Anne Frank

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

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Fran Lebowitz

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

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Erma Bombeck

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

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
Hodding Carter

The most effective form of birth control I know is spending the day with my kids.
Jill Bensley

Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are. Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are. Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Neurotic's Notebook.

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

If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.
Marian Wright Edelman

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
John W. Whitehead
The Stealing of America.

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
P. J. O'Rourke

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagore

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
Rachel Carson

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
Joe Houldsworth

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
Edgar W. Howe

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
Pearl S. Buck

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

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Emile.

In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
Thomas Szasz

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

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age.
Benjamin Spock
Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.
Giacomo Leopardi
Zibaldone Scelto

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.
Red Skelton

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw

Little children, little sorrows; big children, great sorrows.
Danish Proverb

The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Pablo Casals

If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
Diane Loomans
 



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