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I was not able to have children up until March; now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family
Naomi Campbell

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Democritus

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

Where children are, there is the golden age.
Novalis

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognised their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.
John Gibbon

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

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

I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children.
Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children!
King Edward VIII

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
Tony Blair

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

She was like the embodiment of all women who have felt an astonished protest because their children have died before them.
Rebecca West

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

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

Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
Peter Cochrane

Give me four years to teach the children, and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted
Lenin

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

I have never done children's TV, mostly because I do not like being a patronising and cheesy presenter.
Dani Behr

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

In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television.
Erma Bombeck

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran

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

I question the right of that great Moloch, national sovereignty, to burn its children to save its pride. (Speaking against the Falklands War, 1982)
Sir Anthoney Meyer

I want my children and grandchildren to see what I look like now.
Kylie Bax

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

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

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
Miguel De Cervantes

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

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

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

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

TV: It's 11 o'clock, do you know where your children are?
Homer: I Told You Last Night! NO!
Homer Simpson

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

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb

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

It was the heaviest costume I've ever work - it was like carrying several small children around with me all the time [Queen Victoria costume]
Pauline Collins

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

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

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

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

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
Judith Martin

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

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

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

The English take the breeding of their horses and dogs more seriously than they do their children.
Princess Michael Of Kent

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



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