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Real love is when you become selfless and you are more concerned about your mate's or children's egos than your own. You're now a giver instead of a taker.
Sylvester Stallone

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Henry Fielding

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
Mother Teresa

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

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
Saint Augustine

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

Children are what the mothers are
Walter Landor

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

At present, intelligent people do not have their children vaccinated, nor does the law now compel them to. The result is not, as the Jennerians prophesied, the extermination of the human race by smallpox; on the contrary more people are now killed by vaccination than by smallpox.
George Bernard Shaw

If a car passes me when I'm on a horse, I always think: if I were in that car and saw me, I would wish I was me. Wistful children's faces, staring out of the back window agree.
Monica Dickens

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

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
George W Bush

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

My stomach is all crinkly and my boobs, they're like the ears of a dog. That's what happened after having two children.
Kate Winslet

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

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb

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

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

Children's TV might not have been as glamorous those days, but it was brilliant fun and everyone enjoyed it [on the old 'broom cupboard']
Andi Peters

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow

Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Margaret Mead

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves
Ernest Dimnet

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

Let your children go if you want to keep them.
Malcolm Forbes

Never have more children than you have car windows.
Erma Bombeck

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

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

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

I was deeply saddened by the death of Pope John Paul II.

Quite apart from his role as a spiritual guide to more than a billion men, women and children, he was a tireless advocate of peace, a true pioneer in interfaith dialogue and a strong force for critical self-evaluation by the Church itself.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Kofi Annan

As complicated as joint custody is, it allows the delicious contradiction of having children and maintaining the intimacy of life before the kids.
Delia Ephron

I'll say one thing for television. It has taken children and educated them far beyond anything I was ever involved with as a child.
Bill Bixby

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

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

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

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

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Children and fooles speake true
John Lyly

On having children: Up until they go to school, they're relatively portable.
Liz Hurley

Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Honore De Balzac

Peace is possible around the world, and children are the answer.
Quincy Jones

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
Tim Allen

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



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