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Sometimes I'm mistaken for someone famous - myself. At other times children would probably prefer to see a rottweiler biting my foot.
Sir Anthony Eden

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
Carl Gustav Jung

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

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott

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

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

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

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

Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.
William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

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

When you're the mother of small children, life becomes a holiday.
Kate Winslet

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

All you can see is children waving coloured wands and you think 'well, that's not theatre' [on appearing in panto - I don't believe it!]
Richard Wilson

Ours is like Jewish humour with a sun tan - warm, family-based. We share a lot of neuroses such as food, guilt, overachieving children and controlling mothers. [on Asian humour]
Meera Syal

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

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

My breasts have gone saggy after three children so I wanted to perk them up and make them smaller [on having breast reduction surgery]
Jordan

There's a Mother's Day and there's a Father's Day, but there's no Children's Day. It would mean a lot. World peace.
Michael Jackson

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII

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

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

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

I have a dream, that one day all three of my children will one day, grow up in a society where they are not judged by their race, but by their character.
Martin Luther King Jr

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked by children.
Richard Henry Dana

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

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. [Wise words indeed]
Richard Evans

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

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

Black America knows better than anyone else the high price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
Maggie Gallagher

The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.
Jean Caldwell

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 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

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

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

Our presenter should have made it clear that only some of the children on the show came via the website [on a drama group supplying 'viewers chosen' for an interview - more BBC Blue Peter scandal]
Richard Deverell

If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children.
Silvia Cartwright

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

I was a witch with my children, truly, about television. I used to say you can watch a half hour of television a day.
Teresa Heinz-Kerry

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

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb

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

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

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

It is like children, you don't have a favourite [gold medal]
Steve Redgrave

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

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

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

The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
Stanley Baldwin



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