Children Quotes

Aristotle - mothers are fonder than fathers of their children...
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fai
No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.
Anna Garlin Spence
The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
M. Grundle
Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
William Faulkne

Children are guilty of unpardonable rudeness when they spit in the face of a companion; neither are they excusable who spit from windows or on walls or furniture.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, The Rules of Christian Manners and Civility (c. 1695)
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - A harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - Children into strength and athletic proportion.
William Cullen Bryant
I remember how, in college, I got that part - Time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that.
Charles Buxton
My mother loved children - She would have given anything if I had been one.
Groucho Marx
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead
Before I was married, I had a hundred theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories.
John Wilmot
Never raise your hand to your children it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben
W. h. auden - accurate scholarship can unearth the whole...
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Peter Ustinov
When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
Whittaker Chambers
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert H. Humphrey
We all grew up in spite of our parents. I trust our children will do likewise.
Sandy Farquha
If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked.
George Gilde
Our common language is... English. And our common task is to ensure that our non - English - Speaking children learn this common language.
William John Bennett
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
William Penn
Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - - The things we live by and teach our children - - Are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
Walt Disney
We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Haida Indian saying
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson
Sexual enlightenment is justified insofar as girls cannot learn too soon how children do not come into the world.
Karl Kraus
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
George F. Will
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Brian Tracy
The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
Euripides, Phrixus
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Marcelene Cox
Pressure? This is just a football match. When you do not know how to feed your children, that is pressure.
Jose Luis Chilavert, Goal keeper for Paraguay, said during France 98 World Cup (soccer/football)
Motherhood is a wonderful thing - what a pity to waste it on children.
Judith Pugh
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and earning money.
John Updike
Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.
Daniel Webste
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
John Adams
Not only as each new year dawns, but constantly, persistently, the God of all grace urges His blood - Bought children to give themselves to Him in complete surrender and so to prove to themselves how much more blessed it is to yield to His will than to indulge in their own.
Cornelius Stam
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark