Children Quotes

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Ogden Nash

Thatís sort of a clichÈ about parents. We all believe that our children are the most beautiful children in the world. But the thing is, what no one really talks about is the fact that we all really believe it.

Heather Armstrong

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.

Peter Ustinov

All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.

Gore Vidal

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.

Phyllis Diller

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope and peace

James Russell Lowell

Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.

Oscar Wilde

The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun

Jean Paul Richter

I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away

Nancy Mitford

What is a home without children? Quiet.

Henny Youngman

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.

P. J. O'Rourke

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.

Michael Levine

Children love to be alone because alone is where they know themselves, and where they dream.

Roger Rosenblatt

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.

Dr. James C. Dobson

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.

Dr. Haim Ginott

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

For the mother is and must be, whether she knows it or not, the greatest, strongest and most lasting teacher her children have.

Hannah W. Smith

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

William Makepeace Thackeray

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

John Ruskin

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

Carl Jung

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain

John Adams

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

Mary Ellen Chase
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