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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

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

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti

I don't want any more children at the moment. Maybe after I retire - but I don't want to make a second comeback! [on having a child and being a top female tennis player at the same time]
Sybille Bammer

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

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

While the Internet holds many potential opportunities for children, there is also a tremendous danger of online predators.
Bob Goodlatte

People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
Mary Wortley Montagu

The booger jokes. And my editor always takes out four letter words when I put then in the children's books. And the sex parts [on the difference between kids and adults books]
Meg Cabot

My plan is to have children and turn my back on work completely. When I start having babies, I'll have as many as I can.
Holly Willoughby

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

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

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

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 show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be lived.'
Michael Jackson

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

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

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

When I turn up at a trendy party, all the youngsters look like they could be my illegitimate love children.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb

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

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

The stampede to collect Beanie Babies is the latest twist in the toy industries plot to turn children into avaricious monsters and adults into clawing harpies!
Beth Vargo

We are all Adam's children but silk makes the difference.
Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Isadora Duncan

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

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

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

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
Jane Howard

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

Our children don't understand how comfortable we are. My son will say 'Dad, can we really afford that?'
Bruce Chizen

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

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

All of us basically want the same things: opportunity for our children, and prosperity for our families and communities.
Christine Gregoire

Where children are, there is the golden age.
Novalis

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

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

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

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Ogden Nash

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Jean Paul Richter

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

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



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