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Quotations on Children

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If a child annoys you, quiet him by brushing his hair. If this doesn't work, use the other side of the brush on the other end of the child.

~ Unknown

Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.

~ Unknown

Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.

~ Unknown

- Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age.

~ Unknown

- Modern Maturity

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.

~ Bill Cosby

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home and be happy.

~ Bill Cosby

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself...
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

~ Kahlil Gibran

- The Prophet

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

~ Oscar Wilde

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

~ Oscar Wilde

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ah! what would the world be to us
If the children were no more?
We should dread the desert behind us
Worse than the dark before.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one.

~ Groucho Marx

There was a child went forth everyday,
And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread, that object he became,
And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...

~ Walt Whitman

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- The Conduct of Life

We can't form our children on our own concepts;
we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

- Hermann und Dorothea

Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The trouble with children is that they are not returnable.

~ Quentin Crisp

The child is father of the man.

~ William Wordsworth

Kids are wonderful - you can teach them to hate the things you hate.

~ Homer Simpson

Well Mo its 1AM I'd better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.

~ Homer Simpson

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

~ William Shakespeare

As soon as you have one, all those dormant maternal instincts start popping out all over you, like German measles.

~ Julie Andrews

Children are poor men's riches.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

Children are our most valuable natural resource.

~ Herbert Hoover

Don't take up a man's time talking about the smartness of your children; he wants to talk to you about the smartness of his children.

~ Ed Howe

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.

~ Christopher Morley

It is a wise child that knows his own father.

~ Homer

Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.

~ A.A. Milne

- closing lines of Winnie-the-Pooh

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