July 28, 2007

Quotes about Children by Famous Persons

  • Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
    - Socrates (470-399 B.C.)


  • A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
    - Groucho Marx (1895-1977)


  • Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.
    - Anonymous


  • By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
    - Charles Wadsworth


  • Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
    - Anonymous


  • Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
    - Anonymous


  • Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
    - Mark Twain (1835-1910)


  • Laundry increases exponentially in the number of children.
    - Miriam Robbins


  • "Children need models rather than critics." -- Joseph Joubert


  • "Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that allow their children to come back home." -- Bill Cosby


  • "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." -- Carl Sandburg


  • "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes." -- Dr. Who


  • "You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return." -- -Arthur Miller


  • "All children are gifted. Some just open their presents later than others." -- unknown


  • "It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn." -- Eric Hoffer


  • "The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children." -- Clarence S. Darrow


  • "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


  • "Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's in trouble." -- Dennis Fakes


  • "The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children." -- Edward, Duke of Windsor, quoted in Look


  • "Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. They increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death." -- Francis Bacon, Essays, 7, `Of Parents and Children'
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