Children Quotes

Oscar wilde - children begin by loving their parents as they...
Did you know that every two hours the nations of this world spend as much on armaments as they spend on the children of this world every year?
Peter Ustinov

Age does not make us childish, as some say it only finds us true children still.
Johann von Goethe
Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin
A little boy came home and told his mother he had gotten first prize in an examination. The question had been How many legs does a horse have He had answered, Three. When his mother asked how he had gotten the first prize, he replied that all the other children had said, Two.
Richard Kehl
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Kelle

Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
Peter Cochrane
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
Men, in general, are but great children.
Napoleon
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 car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other.
Andrew H. Malcolm
Thomas andrew bailey - start a program for gifted children, and every...
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Arthur Baldwin
The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them - Thus preserving the system.
Quentin
I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.
Harry S Truman
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
Black Elk
Our deeds are like children that are born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Nay, children may be strangled, but deeds never: they have an indestructible life both in and out of our consciousness.
George Eliot, Romola, 1863
Youth is a wonderful thing what a crime to waste it on children.
Sir Walter Besant
My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your sligthest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
Francois Fenelon
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon, Essays (1625)
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
The parent who gets down on the floor to play with a child on Christmas Day is usually doing a most remarkable thing - - Something seldom repeated during the rest of the year. These are, after all, busy parents committed to their work or their success in the larger society, and they do not have much left - Over time in which to play with their children.
Brian Sutton - Smith
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Ernest Dimnet
Grown - Ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint - Exupery, "The Little Prince", 1943
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Thomas Szasz
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
John Dryden
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti
For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children.
Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999
It has always been the prerogative of children and half - wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half - wit remains a half - wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Neil Gaiman, Sandman
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Nancy Mitford
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
Cesare Pavese
Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - The great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.
W. B. Yeats
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
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
Clarence Darrow