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Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.
Doris Day

We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
Dora Russell

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter

The booger jokes. And my editor always takes out four letter words when I put then in the children's books. And the sex parts [on the difference between kids and adults books]
Meg Cabot

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Jean De La Bruyere

This grammar school boy is not going to take any lessons from a public school boy on children from less privileged backgrounds.
Michael Howard

Les enfants terribles. Lit. the terrible children.
Gavarni

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
R Buckminster Fuller

Jonathan Edwards - he has his faith, his health, his wife and his children, but more importantly, he has his Olympic gold medal.
Brian Alexander

We need to work harder to ensure children in London are protected from the dangers of alcohol and are able to make the right life choices at a young age. The Mayor has failed to do this - I will make it a priority.
Boris Johnson

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

I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Red Cloud

All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.
Gerald Ford

It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's 'mature' critics often are.
Alice Walker

That's what children do - throw food. That's not fighting. We were real men. We'd have chinned them.
George Best

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
Hodding Carter Junior

God was preparing me, not for victory on court, but for running a foundation to enhance the lives of children with cancer.
Andrea Jagger

I do think that if you have children it is only right and proper that you ensure that you cater to them to the best of your abilities whilst you can.
William Hart

You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way.
Barbara Bush

But if thou livest in Adam, and Adam reigns in thee, then thou art not a child of God, nor born again of him. For since thou art overcome by the world, and since the prince therefore rules in thee by pride, ambition and selflove, thou art on this very account to be numbered amongst the children of the devil.
John Arndt

The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.
Lord Byron

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
Jeremy Irons

Curiosity in children Nature has provided to remove the ignorance they were born with
John Locke

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 worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed, saying: 'There is life, but it's not for you.'
John Mortimer

I have no doubt that mothers in America use my name to frighten their children into finishing their vegetables.
Lord Black

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
Russell Baker

When I'm with my friends' teenage children, I always say, 'Are your friends having sex yet?'
Sharon Stone

Children and fooles speake true
John Lyly

I hope to leave my children a sense of empathy and pity and a will to right social wrongs.
Anita Roddick

Children have more need of models than of critics.
Carolyn Coats

He's got a family and two young children and he's slowing down his career. He's just happy where he is at the moment and you have to respect that
Greg Rusedski

I feel badly for those mothers who work hard, and can't do it [raise their children] all the time.
Eric Braeden

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou

There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Alexander Chase

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
Peter De Vries

The amazing thing is that I'm sane. I'm not bitter. I'm not drugged out. I'm not broke. I'm still married to the same guy. My children don't hate me.
Brenda Lee

All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
Fran Lebowitz

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?
Dwight Moody

My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky

I said... how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.
Roger Ascham

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

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

Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children.
Diana Princess Of Wales

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Erma Bombeck

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Sigmund Freud

I've noticed that men and women react very differently to other people's children.

Women don't make a distinction. Kids are kids. They lavish as much attention and concern no matter whose child it is.
Steve Zahn



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