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Quotes, Quotations, Sayings about Kids
What is a home without children? Quiet.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting
milk into babies.
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.
Children make you want to start life over.
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.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children
teach us what life is all about.
A boy is a noise with dirt on it.
I am fond of children - except boys.
Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another
they are not cute. They are life-sized.
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.
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill
you quicker if they didn't.
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
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.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet
are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
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.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who
will choose your rest home.
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.
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.
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.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
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.
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.
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.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for
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
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.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a
pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist
once they grow up.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
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
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections,
children tend to be sticky.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the
second half by our children.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children
to come back home.
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is
to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas
morning and not be a child.
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.
The most effective form of birth control I know is spending
the day with my kids.
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
The Neurotic's Notebook.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call
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
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
P. J. O'Rourke
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in
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.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is
to love their mother.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
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
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
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.
In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and
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.
Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care
Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw
Little children, little sorrows; big children, great sorrows.
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.
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.
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