Children Quotes

Peacemaker, founder of the iroquois confederacy, (ca. 1000 ad) - think not forever of yourselves, o chiefs, nor of...
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Kahlil Gibran

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Aristotle
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lam
How to Raise your I. Q. by Eating Gifted Children.
Lewis B. Frumkes, Book Title (1983)
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

The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
Euripides, Phrixus
Familiarity breeds contempt - And children.
Mark Twain, Notebooks (1935)
He who teaches children learns more than they do.
German Prove
All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.
Gerald R. Ford
Working with children with autism has provided me with an opportunity to see the world in a different way. I see them strive to overcome obstacles and persevere, and learn to persevere myself. They are my inspiration.
Clay Aiken
What greater pain could mortals have than this To see their children dead before their eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
John Adams
Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.
Mark Twain
Peter ustinov - children are the only form of immortality that we...
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
When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions.
Walter Lippmann
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
Familiarity breeds contempt - And children.
Mark Twain
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw
We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Haida Indian saying
Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing song.
Will Durant
It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too.
Lillian Bell
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward.
Saint Francis Xavie
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
Jean Baudrillard
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beeche
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow
We want far better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
Dora Russell
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
Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
Dan Quayle, 9/18/90
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
A second wife is hateful to the children of the first; a viper is not more hateful.
Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Anatole Broyard
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
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Nancy Mitford
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Pope John Paul II
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - Or even sinful - That you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes.
Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Clark Hoove
Our children change us? whether they live or not.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991