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I'm going to stop punishing my children by saying, 'Never mind! I'll do it myself.'
Erma Bombeck

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily...
Thomas Szasz

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

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

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

We're legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that's the important thing [on her and Brad Pitt]
Angelina Jolie

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

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
Mary McCarthy

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

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

Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.
Dr James C Dobson

Truly there is nothing in the world so blessed or so sweet as the heritage of children
Margaret Oliphant

Some children are spoiled and it is not their fault, it is their parents.
Roald Dahl

All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life.
Joe Baca

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

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed.
Jim Bunning

I would quite happily do it for nothing [on news he was the only presenter to get paid for the Charity fundraiser, Children in Need]
Terry Wogan

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

Homosexuality is god's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.
Sam Austin

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

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

I'm looking forward to trying new things, seeing a little more of my children and finally setting a date for my wedding to Dina next year.
Todd Carty

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

Parents are the bone on which children sharpen their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

Being an MP is the sort of job all working class parents want for their children - clean, indoor and no heavy lifting.
Dianne Abbott

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

The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Thornton Wilder

Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment.
John Bradshaw

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

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

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Theodore Roosevelt

The stampede to collect Beanie Babies is the latest twist in the toy industries plot to turn children into avaricious monsters and adults into clawing harpies!
Beth Vargo

My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can't make your children carry.
Bill Bryson

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

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti

It has also contained come of the very best, most accessible writing for children, by writers who seldom get the acknowledgement they deserve [on Fantasy genre]
Terry Pratchett

I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere.
James Thurber

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

Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben

I don't want children lookin' at me like some kind of gangster. I want them to see someone who says: 'don't be promiscuous, have safe sex, don't do drugs and definitely don't carry guns.'
Mary J Blige

I don't want any more children at the moment. Maybe after I retire - but I don't want to make a second comeback! [on having a child and being a top female tennis player at the same time]
Sybille Bammer

My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish.
Henry Darrow

Children generally hate to be idle; all the care then is that their busy humour should be constantly employed in something of use to them
John Locke

Children are the keys of paradise.
Eric Hoffer

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

No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men
John Alfred Langford

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

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Sir Walter Scott

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

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson



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