Children quotes page 2
If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see
whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and
continuing needs, is good for him.
A child who is carried on the back will not know how far the journey is.
African proverb, Nigeria
Children are innocent, loving and benevolent by nature. Evil comes only when they become
It is my pleasure that my children are free, happy and unrestrained by parental tyranny.
Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent.
The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
If you want your children to have a quiet life, let them always be a little hungry and cold.
Here's what we must teach our children: The skill of selective listening. Don't spend most of
your time on the voices that don't count, voices that are going to add too little worth to
your future. Don't waste time on the shallow and the silly. Tune those voices out, and tune in
the vioces that are going to add something to your life.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education.
Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be
less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
The best thing we can do for our children is to consciously work at being role models for
them. Teach them by your example, and they'll remember and even try to imitate. Talk to
them one way and then act contrary to your words, and you've lost a kid.
I affirm, in words as true and literal as any that belong to geometry, that the man who
withholds knowledge from a child not only works diabolical miracles for the destruction of
good, but for the creation of evil also.
Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.
Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our
children. All profound affection entertains a sacrifice.
A child needs your love most when he deserves it least.
Stop telling your kids they're special. Really! They're special to you because they're yours. I
mean all they had to do is be born to be special to you. Really! They didn't earn that at all.
But the minute they step out your door, they're gonna find out real quickly there's nothing
special about them. You better teach them how to be good, how to be people of honesty
and integrity, how to work hard.
It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves
that will make them successful human beings.
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
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
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Ludwig von Beethoven
All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always
with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.
Gerald R. Ford
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is
nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the things that
could go wrong."
national resource is the minds of our children.
Treat your kid
like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By
the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best
If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.
Curiousity - I find that's the most commonly seen charcateristic of happy people. They're
curious. They love to learn, they love to read, they love to travel, they love to listen to other
people's opinions, they love to learn! If you can teach your kids one thing, I think it will lead
to happiness, is to develop curiousity.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.