Quotes about Children
Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic: it is as if creation rose luminously out of the night, all new and fresh and astonishing. Childhood is over the moment things are no longer astonishing. When the world gives you a feeling of "déja vu," when you are used to existence, you become an adult.
It takes a village to raise a child.
Teach your chld to hold his tongue, he'll learn fast enough to speak.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Maxims
Better to be driven out from among men than to be dislike of children.
R. H. Dana, The Idle Man
Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.... The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?
You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them - no matter how old or impressive they may be - as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much - we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
Leo C. Rosten
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
"The best way to make children good is to make them happy."
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