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About age thirty most women think about having children, most men think about dating them.
Judy Carter

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

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

The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.
Lord Byron

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

Children always turn to the light.
David Hare

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

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

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adult
Thomas Szasz

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

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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Keller

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

Life is a book. Once you reach the end, there is no more. You can't keep reading. You are done. But look. Each stage in your life - going to high school, getting married, moving to a different city, having children, traveling to a new country - is a different chapter. Each chapter holds surprises, joys, and hardships. Look at it that way, and look forward to beginning that new chapter. You can never get on with the story if you don't keep reading.
Jesse Adams

We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
Dora Russell

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

It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's 'mature' critics often are.
Alice Walker

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

The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
Eric Hoffer

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

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

A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.
George Bernard Shaw

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

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

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

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

God is dead! Heaven is empty - Weep, children, you no longer have a father.
Gerard De Nerval

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

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

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

Books, the children of the brain.
Jonathan Swift

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

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

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

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

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

Children are the keys of paradise.
Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

Looking after two young children keeps me on my toes and hopefully fit enough to cope with the jungle
Kimberley Davies

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

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

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

In America there are two classes of travel - first class and with children.
Robert Benchley

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 a statue that draws children as hot toast does butter. [on Bobby Charlton statue]
Linda Charlton



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