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Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.
Bible

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

Children have more need of models than of critics.
Carolyn Coats

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

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
Norman Mailer

Children really brighten up a household. They never turn the lights off.
Ralph Bus

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

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

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

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round
David Lodge

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

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

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

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
Charles DeLint

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

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

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
Jeremy Irons

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

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Barbara Bush

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

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

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

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tyres.
Dorothy Parker

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

The
singer's got a real edge to his voice. Sounds very. [on Manc band The Children]
Dawn Acton

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

The Pope lived his faith through constantly reaching out, demonstrating that we are all God's children.
Dave Camp

A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
Dan Quayle

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

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Neil Gaiman

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

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

Children always turn to the light.
David Hare

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

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

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

Children and fooles speake true
John Lyly

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

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

Yesterday at The Oval had to be the most thrilling moment of my life... perhaps after the birth of my children. [on England Ashes win 2005]
Gladstone Small

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Peter Ustinov

My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky

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

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

Some kind hearts have lived in every generation, but it is only within a few years that the older Christians have come into such perfect love and sympathy with children's needs as to set apart a Sunday for their especial benefit
Susan Teall Perry

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

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



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