Childhood Quotes

Henry david thoreau - we seem but to linger in manhood to tell the...
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.

Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.
Samuel Johnson
Its never too late to have a happy childhood.
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecke
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence.
Art Linklette

Blessed be childhood which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Henri F. Amiel
The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world.
G. K. Chesterton, The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Mrs. sigourney - in early childhood you may lay the foundation of...
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in... Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
Peter Medawa
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Johann von Goethe
The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.
John Milton
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Lydia Sigourney
Thomas szasz - adulthood is the ever - shrinking period between...
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
Bruce Barton
I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures.
Basil W. Maturin
There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.
Cleveland Amory
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
Brian Aldiss
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets in the future.
Graham Green
Literature... is the rediscovery of childhood.
Georges Bataille
Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.
George Eliot, The Mill On The Floss, Ch 9
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
F Scott
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
Childhood is that wonderful time when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.
Joe Moore
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Fred Rogers
Common - Sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
Genius is childhood recaptured.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.
Benjamin McLane Spock