Quotes on Children

Quotes on Children

Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future. Jomo Mzee Kenyatta

 

Insanity is hereditary you get from your children. Sam Levenson

 

The United States in the 1980s may be the first society in history in which children are distinctly worse off than adults. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

 

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

 

I see the mind of the five-year old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness. Sylvia Ashton Warner

 

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

You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth. Kahlil Gebran

 

Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense. William Lyon Phelps

 

Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child’s reason without destroying your own. John Mason Brown

 

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. George Bernard Shaw

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

 

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

 

Children are a great comfort in your old age and they help you to reach it faster, too. Lionel M. Kauffman

 

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

 

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

 

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. Jean Kerr

 

You cannot write for children . . . They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them. Maurice Sendak

 

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. Duke of Windsor

 

Children are without pity. Jean de La Fontaine

 

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child. William Shakespeare

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. John Ruskin

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

 

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

 

A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory: an empty gin bottle. Erma Bombeck

 

Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There’s nothing like having a midget for a butler. W. C. Fields (attrib.)

 

Anybody who hates children and dogs can’t be all bad. W. C. Fields

 

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying. Fran Lebowitz

 

Familiarity breeds contempt and children. Mark Twain

 

It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father. Vaughan Monroe

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