Children quotes page 3
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.
Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.
Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and
reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences
– "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for
hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft,
shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Kids are curious. Kids are watching ants while adults are stepping on them.
There's nothing like having grandchildren to restore your faith in heredity.
If we see a child who is two or three, perhaps four years old, we find a free human. Why is
this human free? Because this human does whatever he or she wants to do... And if we
observe humans who are two years old, we find that most of the time these humans have a
big smile on their face and they're having fun. They are exploring the world. They are not
afraid to play.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
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.
The first thing you have to do if you want to raise nice kids, is you have to talk to them like
they are people instead of talking to them like they're property.
Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at
the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged
for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
But she didn't laugh. "When you have children," she said, staring at her glass, "you accept
life. Do you accept life?"
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees
things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from
seeing things that we don't expect to see.
He who possesses virtue in abundance may be compared to an infant.
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
The ability to retain a child's view of the world with at the same time a mature understanding
of what it means to retain it, is extremely rare - and a person who has these qualities is likely
to be able to contribute something really important to our thinking.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
Arnold H. Glasow
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
If the young are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel its warmth.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is
serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawn
mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner.
Cherishing children is the mark of a civilized country.
Joan Ganz Cooney
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your
heart go walking around outside your body.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
If from infancy you treat children as gods they are liable in adulthood to act as devils.
P. D. James
My best creation is my children.
Diane von Furstenberg
My father always said there are four things a child needs: plenty of love, nourishing food,
regular sleep, and lots of soap and water. After that, what he needs most is some intelligent
Ivy Baker Priest
The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who thinkWhat's done to children, they will do to society.
decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Dr. Karl Menninger