Meaningful Quotes about Children
If I were to choose among all gifts and qualities that which, on the whole, makes life pleasantest, I should select the love of children. No circumstance can render this world wholly a solitude to one who has this possession.—T.W. Higginson.
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
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.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.—Dickens.
The child is father of the man.
The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.—Richter.
In trying to teach children a great deal in a short time, they are treated not as though the race they were to run was for life, but simply a three-mile heat.—Horace Mann.
The world is only saved by the breath of the school children.—The Talmud.
My darling little girl-child, after such a long and troublesome waiting I now have you in my arms. I am alone no more, I have my baby.
- Martha Martin
Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents —Hare.
Childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.
Be very vigilant over thy child in the April of his understanding, lest the frost of May nip his blossoms. While he is a tender twig, straighten him; whilst he is a new vessel, season him; such as thou makest him, such commonly shalt thou find him. Let his first lesson be obedience, and his second shall be what thou wilt.—Quarles.
A child is an angel dependent on man.—Count de Maistre.
A child's eyes, those clear wells of undefiled thought—what on earth can be more beautiful? Full of hope, love and curiosity, they meet your own. In prayer, how earnest; in joy, how sparkling; in sympathy, how tender! The man who never tried the companionship of a little child has carelessly passed by one of the great pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it or knowing its value.—Mrs. Norton.
If a boy is not trained to endure and to bear trouble, he will grow up a girl; and a boy that is a girl has all a girl's weakness without any of her regal qualities. A woman made out of a woman is God's noblest work; a woman made out of a man is his meanest.—Beecher.
Blessed be the hand that prepares a pleasure for a child, for there is no saying when and where it may bloom forth.—Douglas Jerrold.
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.—Bovee.
Every child walks into existence through the golden gate of love.—Beecher.
Of all sights which can soften and humanize the heart of man, there is none that ought so surely to reach it as that of innocent children enjoying the happiness which is their proper and natural portion.—Southey.
Ah! what would the world be to us,
If the children were no more?
We should dread the desert behind us
Worse than the dark before.
Where children are there is the golden age.—Novalis.
No school is more necessary to children than patience, because either the will must be broken in childhood or the heart in old age.—Richter.