Quotes on Children

Children are the world's most valuable resource and it's best hope for the future.
~ John F. Kennedy
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One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
~ Jack Handey
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Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
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Children need models more than they need critics.
~ Joseph Joubert
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Children aren't colouring books. You don't get to fill them with your favourite colours.
~ Khaled Hosseini
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There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.
~ Hodding Carter
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Children make you want to start life over.
~ Muhammad Ali
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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
~ Franklin P. Jones
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A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
~ C. S. Lewis
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Children are more in need of models than of critics.
~ Joseph Joubert
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It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.
~ Igor Stravinsky
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A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
~ Billy Graham
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The most valuable resource in the world is children.
~ Joseph Kony
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Never have more children than you have car windows.
~ Erma Bombeck
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It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
~ Charles Dickens
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When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.
~ Madeleine L`Engle
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Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well. They have the same enemy the mother.
~ Claudette Colbert
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A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
~ Paulo Coelho
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The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
~ Ray L. Wilbur
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Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.
~ Wess Stafford,
President, Compassion International
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Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.
~ Princess Diana,
Princess of Wales
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If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!
~ Dwight L. Moody
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Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
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Children are our most valuable resource.
~ Herbert Hoover
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Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
~ Lady Bird Johnson
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If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
~ Henry Ward Beecher,
reverand and social activist
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You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
~ Barbara Bush,
former U.S. first lady
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Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
~ Anonymous
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We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
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I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
~ Whitney Houston
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Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
~ James Arthur Baldwin
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If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
~ Jackie Kennedy
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Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
~ Robert A. Heinlein
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Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.
~ Khaled Hosseini
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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
~ Aristotle
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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
~ Margaret Mead
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Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
~ Sam Levenson
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Your child will live a life ten years younger than you because of the landscape of food that we've built around them.
~ Jamie Oliver
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Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.
~ Jean de la Bruyere
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I can take care of myself, but I can't take care of myself and a child. I've decided to give myself up for adoption.?
~ Jarod Kintz
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Anybody who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
~ Leo Rosten
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What do your parents know, about surviving?
~ Lemony Snicket
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Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
~ Michael Jackson
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I can think of few better ways to introduce a child to books than to let her stack them, upend them, rearrange them, and get her fingerprints all over them.
~ Anne Fadiman
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Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
~ Michael Jackson
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Then if children make so much trouble, why do people have 'em?
Jude the Obscure
~ Thomas Hardy
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I can take care of myself, but I can't take care of myself and a child. I've decided to give myself up for adoption.?
~ Jarod Kintz
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Anybody who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
~ Leo Rosten
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What do your parents know, about surviving?
~ Lemony Snicket
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Every child needs a champion.
~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
~ Michael Jackson
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I can think of few better ways to introduce a child to books than to let her stack them, upend them, rearrange them, and get her fingerprints all over them.
~ Anne Fadiman
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Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
~ Michael Jackson
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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.
~ Peter De Vries
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Children and dogs are the messengers of God some of us do not deserve them.
~ Ginnetta Correli
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Youth is wasted on the young.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Children are capable of such open rudeness.
~ Trenton Lee Stewart
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Before I got married I had six theories about raising children,now, I have six children and no theories.
~ John Wilmot
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If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
~ George Norman Douglas
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A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I like children.If they're properly cooked.
~ W.C. Fields
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In their innocence,very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
~ Michael Joseph Jackson
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The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.
~ Clarence Darrow
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Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.
~ Raymond Albert Romano
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May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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Children are knives, my mother once said. They don't mean to, but they cut. And yet we cling to them, don't we, we clasp them until the blood flows.
~ Joanne Harris
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While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
~ Angela Schwindt
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My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is,Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
~ Frank Vincent Zappa
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
~ Roald Dahl
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The only love that I really believe in is a mother's love for her children.
~ Karl Lagerfeld
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A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.`
~ Carl Sandburg
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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
~ Margaret Mead
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To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you're sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.
When God Whispers Your Name
~ Max Lucado
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You see much more of your children once they leave home.
~ Lucille Ball
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