Children Quotes

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

Mary Ellen Chase

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

Nancy Friday

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments

Napolean Hill

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.

Evan Esar

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.

Bourke Coekran

We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children

Howard Zinn

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

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

Albert Einstein

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.

Daniel Webster

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe.

Charles E Montague 1867

Sometimes the poorest woman leaves her children the richest inheritance.

Ruth E. Renkel

God makes three requests of his children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.

African-American Proverb

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live... [We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. letter to Otto Juliusburger

Albert Einstein

Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children

Sam Levenson

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.

Dorothy Parker

Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down

Unknown

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.

Charles DeLint

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

Pope John Paul II

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

Dave Barry

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

Plato

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.

Alan Bennett
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