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Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
G. K. Chesterton

The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart.
Mencius

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Erma Bombeck

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 soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in
things. Lecturing to children
is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters
out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will.
Walt Disney

What we want to see is the child in pursuit of the knowledge not the knowledge in pursuit of
the child.
George Bernard Shaw

Chilren's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou

The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them
up.
John Lennon

Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand
things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed
of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to
pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things;
but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him
from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.
Walt Disney

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Albert Einstein

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Pythagoras

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of
things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Desmond Tutu

Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Wayne Dyer

Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.
Jim Rohn

Children need boundaries, so they can know how far they have to go to get beyond them.
Katharine Hepburn

Virtue and a trade, are a child's best portion.
Benjamin Franklin

The greatest natural resource any country can have is its children.
Danny Kaye

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and
respect for what he may become.
Louis Pasteur

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child
should be given the wish to learn.
John Lubbock

Children nowadays have too many gadgets to fool with and not enough chores.
Harry Truman

Every child is in a way a genius; and every genius is in a way a child.
Arthur Schopenhauer

There is no experience like having children. There is no substitute for it. You cannot do it
with a friend. You cannot do it with a lover. If you want the experience of having complete
responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest
way, then you should have children.
Mitch Albom

At ten years, a wonder child; at 15, a talented youth; at 20, a common man.
Japanese proverb

I've learned... that having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings
in the world.
Andy Rooney

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. We never really loose a
certain sense we had when we were kids.
Jim Henson

Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, and the other was eating
fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
Tommy Cooper

You can never reconcile your life unless you rediscover that inner child and learn to keep it
happy. Go to a toy store and buy yourself some games, play in the rain, roll in the mud, or
whack your face into a cream pie.
Stuart Wilde

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

Try to live with the same intensity as a child. He doesn't ask for explanations; he dives into
each day as if it were a new adventure and, at night, sleeps tired and happy.
Paulo Coelho

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