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Quotations: Children

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

I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Pearl S Buck

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

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
Rachel Carson

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow

Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.
Rosaleen Dickson

There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Dr. Haim Ginott

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Haim Ginott

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.
Pamela Glenconner

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
Emma Goldman

If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
A P Gouthey

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.
Sidonie Gruenberg

To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual.
Sidonie Gruenberg

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others -- and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet.
Eda LeShan

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
P J O'Rourke

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

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Annie Sullivan

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S Truman

A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Bill Vaughn

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward.
St. Francis Xavier

Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
Zig Ziglar

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