Children are our most valuable natural resource.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.
Every child born, has innate goodness.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
Florida Scott Maxwell
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Dr. Haim Ginott
A mother understands what a child does not say.
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
What feeling is so nice as a child’s hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
Never underestimate a child’s ability to get into more trouble.
We call a child’s mind “small” simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort.
Better a snotty child than his nose wip’d off.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia Maria Child
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist.
Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Richard L. Evans
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.
He who teaches children learns more than they do.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
Children are one-third of our population and all of our future
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.
Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.
To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual.
If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.
Marian Wright Edelman
It is very difficult and expensive to undo after you are married the things that your mother and father did to you while you were putting your first six birthdays behind you.
Bureau of Social Hygiene study
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.
Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Wealth and children are the adornment of life.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Panel for the Promotion of Child Health
I am fond of children – except boys.
There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Frank A. Clark
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them. Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice – especially when she’s taking a nap.
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.
Marian Wright Edelman
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
Edgar W. Howe
Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis