Children Quotes

Johann von goethe - age does not make us childish, as some say it...
Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.
Yiddish Prove

Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved.
Juvenal
There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
Alice Thomas Ellis
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
A second wife is hateful to the children of the first a viper is not more hateful.
Euripides

As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that - Thank Heaven - Nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
J. B. Priestley
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Never raise your hand to your children it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
George Eliot
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
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
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw
Rigidly organized pre - School classrooms, which value obedience more than development, create the deficits in poor children, imposing a self - Image of marginality and failure.
Valerie Polakow
King edward viii - the thing that impresses me the most about...
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Wystan Hugh Auden
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
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)
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the last half by our children.
Clarence Darrow
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.
St. Francis Xavie
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
What children take from us, they giveWe become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply.
Sonia Taitz
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle - Aged children for signs of improvement.
Florida Scott - Maxwell
Living up to basic ethical standards in the classroom - Discipline, tolerance, honesty - Is one of the most important ways children learn how to function in society at large.
Eloise Salholz
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
We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.
American Indian Prove
Today, there is a drug and alcohol abuse epidemic in this country. And no one is safe from it - Not you, not me and certainly not our children, because this epidemic has their names written on it.
Nancy Davis Reagan
A lot of children know absolutely nothing about guns other than what they see on T. V., and those are the wrong things.
Marion Hamme
Children need encouragement. So if a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way, he develops a good, lucky feeling.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
We would have broken up except for the children. Who were the children? Well, she and I were.
Mort Sahl
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
For all its flaws, I would feel safer to have my children grow up in a world dominated by the United States than by any other country.
Kobsak Chutikul, (deputy leader in Thailand), AP news release 3/7/03
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Hebrew Prove
We all grew up in spite of our parents. I trust our children will do likewise.
Sandy Farquha
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.
Doug Larson
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
Ellen Goodman