Children Quotes

Mark twain, notebooks (1935) - familiarity breeds contempt - and children....
Ricthe - the conscience of children is formed by the...

Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors - They terrify me. Scientists are no problem against them I feel quite confident.
James P. Hogan
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Start a program for gifted children, and every parent demands that his child be enrolled.
Thomas Andrew Bailey
There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.
C. S. Robinson

Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway.
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
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem
Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal
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
The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.
David Richerby
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Louis Jackson
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self - Defense.
Fred Allen
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
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
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
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments.
Napolean Hill
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Rev. Theodore Hegburgh
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
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell my children that, they just about throw up.
Barbara Bush
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.
St. Francis Xavie
A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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.
He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray.
Homer, The Iliad
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
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
Contemporary American children, if they are old enough to grasp the concept of Santa Claus by Thanksgiving, are able to see through it by December 15th.
Roy Blount Jr.
The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.
Louis Johannot
We must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
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
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.
Roger Rosenblatt
We would have broken up except for the children. Who were the children? Well, she and I were.
Mort Sahl
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - - - And let the air out of their tires.
Dorothy Parke
Children have more need of models than of critics.
Joseph Joubert
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
How to Raise your I. Q. by Eating Gifted Children.
Lewis B. Frumkes, Book Title (1983)
For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children.
Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999