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Children Quotes :

Every adult needs a child to teach; it’s the way adults learn.

Frank Clark

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out; but it catches fire again every time a child is born.

George Bernard Shaw

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

JOHN J. PLOMP

I take my children everywhere. Unfortunately, they find a way home.

Robert Orben

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything matters terribly to children, you know, they’re fresh and unformed.

Dorothy Gilman

Here all mankind is equal; rich and poor alike, they love their children.

Euripides

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

George Bernard Shaw

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave
When they think that their children are naïve.

Ogden Nash

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

Peter De Vries



Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.

William Phelps


It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father.

Vaughn Monroe

Children are a great comfort in your old age—and they help you reach it faster, too.

Lionel Kauffman

I wouldn’t give you a nickel for another child, but I wouldn’t take a million for the ones l’ve got.

Anonymous


There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.

Walt Streightiff


It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.

John W. Gardner


in Know or Listen to Those Who Know
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.

J. H. Oldham

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.

Peter Ustinov

Children need admiration rather than affection.

Celia Green

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.

Sam Levenson

Is there any delight as great as the child’s discovering ability?

Doris Lessing

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

G. K. Chesterton

Our children will hate us too, y’know.

John Lennon


The greatest aid to adult education is children.

Charlie “T” Jones

Children are without pity.

Jean de La Fontaine


Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The child is father of the man.

William Wordsworth

My best creation is my children.

Diane von Fürstenberg


Children are a poor man’s riches.

English proverb

A child is the root of the heart.

Carolina Maria de Jesus


Children’s mouths speak the truth.

Chinese proverb

Some children are wiser than adults.

Lama Thubten Yeshe

So many children don’t know how to pray!

Pope Francis

Life’s aspirations come
in the guise of children.

Rabindranath Tagore

Kids are always the only future the human race has.

William Saroyan

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.

Sophocles

The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart.

Mencius

Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad.

W. C. Fields


Cherishing children is the mark of a civilized society.

Joan Ganz Cooney


Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.

Lady Bird Johnson

Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back.

John Ruskin


Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.

Fran Lebowitz

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.

John Jay

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

Anonymous


A wretched child is one who does not return his parents’ care.

Euripides

Children sweeten labors; but they make misfortunes more bitter.

Francis Bacon

Babies are always more trouble than you thought—and more wonderful.

Charles Osgood

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child.

William Shakespeare

All grown-ups were once children… Although few of them remember it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.

Richard Henry Dana


Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Maya Angelou

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

Martin Mull

The greatest natural resource that any country can have is its children.

Danny Kaye


You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Kahlil Gibran


Children…are like wet cement. Any word that falls on them makes an impact.

Haim Ginott



How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.

Charles Darwin


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.

Lionel Kauffman


The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

Edward VIII

Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore,
And that’s what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.

William Penn

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.

Sam Levenson

Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child’s reason without destroying your own.

John Mason Brown


I see the mind of the five year old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness.

Sylvia Warner


Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There’s nothing like having a midget for a butler.

W. C. Fields


We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.

Hubert Humphrey


To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own—this is happiness.

J. B. Priestley

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parent, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates


Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.

John Wilmot

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.

Ruth Carlisle

What world are we leaving our children? Maybe it would be better to ask, “What children are we giving this world?”

Pope Francis



The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.

Jean Kerr


A child’s nature is too serious a thing to admit of its being regarded as a mere appendage to another human being.

Charles Lamb

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.

Frank Clark

You cannot write for children… They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.

Maurice Sendak


One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

Randall Jarrell

United States in the 1980s may be the first society in history in which children are distinctly worse off than adults.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan


I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

Harry S. Truman

The hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes.

Carson McCullers

Adorable children are considered to be the general property of the human race. (Rude children belong to their mothers.)

Judith Martin



Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. They will educate themselves under right conditions.

Anne Sullivan Macy


Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.

George Santayana

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.

Louis Pasteur

Having a young child explain something exciting he has seen is the finest example of communication you will ever hear or see.

Bob Talbert

Lucky that parent whose children make them happiness in life and not their grief, the anguished disappointment of their hopes.

Euripides

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Sigmund Freud

Children are incurable romantics. Brimful of romance and tragedy, we whirl through childhood hopelessly in love with our parents.

Roger Gould

Children are born with imaginations in mint condition, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Then life corrects for grandiosity.

Phyllis Theroux

Children are an enlarging, if sobering, experience, and often amusing. But childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.

George Will

When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to a fish: something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.

P. L. Travers

If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.

Confucius

In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again.

James Agee



Our children are not going to be just our children; they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives, and the parents of our grandchildren.

Mary S. Calderone


Perhaps parents would enjoy their children more if they stopped to realize that the film of childhood can never be run through for a second showing.

Evelyn Nown

Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see.

Douglas Adams

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


Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn’t felt the Lord knew what He was doing when He gave little children to young people?

Joe E. Wells

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

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around—and why his parents will always wave back.

William D. Tammeus

A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with the outfits that need only one accessory: an empty gin bottle.

Erma Bombeck


Children are forced to live very rapidly in order to live at all. They are given only a few years in which to learn hundreds of thousands of things about life and the planet and themselves.

Phyllis McGinley



When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it’s amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.

Greg Mortenson


What is happening to our children? Or better put: what is happening with us, that we’re incapable of taking charge of the situation of abandonment and loneliness in which our children find themselves?

Pope Francis



It is customary to speak of children as vessels into which books are poured, but I think the reverse analogy is more accurate: children pour themselves into books, changing their shape to fit each vessel.

Anne Fadiman

I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much—if at all.

Steve Jobs

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Kahlil Gibran


What is childlike humility? It’s not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda. It’s that precious, fleeting time before we have accumulated enough pride or position to care what other people might think.

Todd Burpo



Children live in occupied territory. The brave and the foolhardy openly rebel against authority, whether harsh or benign. But most tread warily, outwardly accommodating themselves to alien mores and edicts while living in secret their iconoclastic and subversive lives.

P. D. James



The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates


Children don’t need to be taught how to learn; they are born learners. They come out of the womb interacting with and exploring their surroundings. Babies are active learners, their burning curiosity motivating them to learn how the world works. And if they are given a safe, supportive environment, they will continue to learn hungrily and naturally – in the manner and at the speed that suits them best.

Wendy Priesnitz

Who is Children?

Biologically, a child (plural children) is a human between birth and puberty and between childhood and puberty developmental periods. A juvenile, otherwise defined as anyone less than the age of majority, typically refers in the legal meaning of a child. Children are usually less entitled and less accountable than adults. Children are listed as incapable of making appropriate decisions and are legally responsible for their parents or other caregivers. Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age), or, metaphorically speaking, a figure of authority or a group member of a clan, tribe, or religion, or may also mean that a particular time, place or circumstance, as in a “nature child” or “60s child,” is strongly affected by the situation;