Children quotes and quotations
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
A young child is, indeed, a true scientist, just one big question mark. What? Why? How? I never cease to marvel at the recurring miracle of growth, to be fascinated by the mystery and wonder of this brave enthusiasm.
To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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.
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
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething.
It takes a village to raise a child.
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.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward.
St. Francis Xavier
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
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.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Wealth and children are the adornment of life.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.
Marian Wright Edelman
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most effective form of birth control I know is spending the day with my kids.
Cultural expectations shade and color the images that parents-to-be form. The baby product ads, showing a woman serenely holding her child, looking blissfully and mysteriously contented, or the television parents, wisely and humorously solving problems, influence parents-to-be.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia Maria Child
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
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
Your children are not your children. / They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Pearl S. Buck
Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.