Child Quotes

People don't expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.

Barack Obama

... a big man, and you're a little boy, I shall ask you to have some jam," I should have failed entirely to smother my laughter. Do you think the doleful one would have seen the fun of the remark if she had any power over the body or soul of that devoted child? Nay. She would have whined about slyness, and cunning hints, and greediness, and the probabilities of utter ruin and disgrace overtaking underhand schemers, until that child would have been stunned, puzzled, deprived of self-respect, and rendered entirely wretched. Long ago I heard of a doleful one who turned ...

James Runciman

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.

Judith Levy

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.

Sam Levenson

Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.

Pablo Picasso

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.

Bill Dodds

If I had a blank piece of paper, I was scribbling on it. As a child, I was a little introverted and that was my way of expressing myself.

Lois Cleary

As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.

Kim Basinger

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.

Eric Hoffer

I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child.

Loretta Lynn

There's a marketing scheme that tells you that pregnancy and child rearing will make you into a moron, that your kids are only happy when you're buying them stuff. It's hard being a parent, but I laugh a lot and smile a lot and really enjoy it. The ratio of laughter to sadness is higher. There's part of me that wants to broadcast that. Parenting only affirmed what I already cared about, and that's good

Dar Williams

Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child.

Bette Davis

It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.

Susan Hampshire

Christmas, my child, is love in action. ... Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.

Dale Evans Rogers

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five

John Updike

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

George W. Bush will protect your unborn fetus, then send your grown child to die in war.

Rick Claro

No woman wants an abortion. Either she wants a child or she wishes to avoid pregnancy.

Unknown

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses

John Fischer

Even a crow finds its own child precious.

Tamil proverb

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action. We cannot learn men from books.

Benjamin Disraeli

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Unknown

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