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Children quotes and quotations

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

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.
Victoria Wagner

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.
Sidonie Gruenberg

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.
Dorothy Parker

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Chinese proverb

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

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

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.
Elizabeth Stone

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Michael Levine

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

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
Florida Scott-Maxwell

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething.
Mark Twain

It takes a village to raise a child.
African proverb

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.
Garrison Keillor

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

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.
Annie Sullivan

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.
Anne Frank

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

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

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.
Golda Meir

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

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette

Wealth and children are the adornment of life.
Koran

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.
Louis Pasteur

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

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

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.
Jill Bensley

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.
Ellen Galinsky

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

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.
John Wilmot

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

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.
Sidonie Gruenberg

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.
Rachel Carson

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso