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Children Quotes


These are some of the best 'Children' quotations and sayings.

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A child thinks twenty shillings and twenty years can scarce ever be spent.

A child's a plaything for an hour.

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

Above all things endeavor to breed them up in the love of virtue, and that holy plain way of it which we have lived in, that the world in no part of it get into my family. I had rather they were homely, than finely bred as to outward behavior; yet I love sweetness mixed with gravity, and cheerfulness tempered with sobriety.

All the gestures of children are graceful ; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master.

An adolescent is both an impulsive child and a self-starting adult.

An infallible way to make your child miserable, is to satisfy all his demands. - Passion swells by gratification; and the impossibility of satisfying every one of his wishes will oblige you to stop short at last after he has become head-strong.

As the vexations men receive from their children hasten the approach of age, and double the force of years, so the comforts they reap from them are balm to all their sorrows, and disappoint the injuries of time. Parents repeat their lives in their offspring; and their esteem for them is so great, that they feel their sufferings and taste their enjoyments as much as if they were their own.

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Babies are such a nice way to start people.

Be ever gentle with the children God has given you. - Watch over them constantly; reprove them earnestly, but not in anger. - In the forcible language of Scripture, "Be not bitter against tnem." - "Yes - they are good boys," said a kind father. "I talk to them much, but I do not beat my children: the world will beat them." - It was a beautiful thought, though not elegantly expressed.

Beat your child once a day. If you don't know why, he does.

Beware of fatiguing them by ill-judged exactness. - If virtue offers itself to the child under a melancholy and constrained aspect, while liberty and license present themselves under an agreeable form, all is lost, and your labor is in vain.

Blessed be the hand that prepares a pleasure for a child, for there is no saying when and where it may bloom forth.

Books ... rarely, if ever, talk about what children can make of themselves, about the powers that from the day or moment of birth are present in every child.

Call not that man wretched, who, whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.

Childhood - a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.

Childhood and genius have the same master-organ in common - inquisitiveness. - Let childhood have its way, and as it began where genius begins, it may find what genius finds.

Childhood has no forebodings; but then it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.


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