Children Quotes

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Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
H Jackson Brown Jr

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother.
Claudette Colbert

Children were chasing an idiot boy up the village street to the churchyard
Ellen Glasgow

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

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Neil Gaiman

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
Herbert Hoover

We will do everything in our power to make certain that this is as painless a process as possible for the benefit of the children [on divorcing Jude Law]
Sadie Frost

Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle

I've got three children at home. I just timed the wickets before they went to school so they could watch... To get the wicket of Sachin is always a great pleasure and to get him bat-pad on a turning wicket is a great joy.
Shaun Udal

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tyres.
Dorothy Parker

Mary had a little lamb, Its fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go. (Poems for our Children)
Sarah Josepha Hale

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Erich Fromm

I am rich and famous. I have a talented and gorgeous husband and two beautiful children. I could go on.
Madonna

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
Marie Antoinette

For the first time in a long time, there is hope in our region for a better future for us and our grandchildren.
Ariel Sharon

Man is not an end but a beginning. We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day.
Thornton Wilder

Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
Jackie Kennedy

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

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

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

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

As soon as my husband and I can be in the same city, at the same time, I'd say we have a better chance of actually having children.
Sarah Jessica Parker

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.
Doug Larson

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

There are times not to flirt. When you're sick. When you're with children. When you're on the witness stand.
Joyce Jillson

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise
Shirley Jones

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
Alan Bennett

I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex.
Jack Handy

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
Jackie Kennedy

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
Benjamin Spock

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
Golda Meir

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Barbara Bush

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

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Anne Sullivan

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
P J O'Rourke

Children are generally pretty small, so you get passed all over the place [on why kids don't serve and volley]
Pat Rafter

The car, the furniture, the wife, the children - everything has to be disposable. Because you see the main thing today is - shopping.
Arthur Miller

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
Horace Mann

An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children
Benjamin Disraeli

It certainly seems contradictory of the [local] council to be encouraging parents to stop using their cars to take children to school but at the same time taking so long about the safe routes initiative.
Sally Whittaker

As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.
Anita Bryant

A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.
Erik Erikson

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

It's true what people say - that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play
Nastassja Kinski

I must say that the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. We're all built with illusions. And they break.
Goldie Hawn

Children blessings seem, but torments are
Thomas Otway

The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
Sydney Harris

The children of warriors in our country learn the grace and caution that come from a permanent sense of estrangement.
Pat Conroy

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
Kingsley Amis



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