Children Quotes

 A child of five would understand this. Send somebody to fetch a child of five! 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 A child sees the tip of the iceberg. A grazed knee hurts straight away, but inner experience comes in capsules which take time to dissolve in the mind. 
Author: Mungo MacCallum
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 December 1941
  
 A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 A fond Mother never knows where to stop when her children is the subject. 
Author: Martha Jefferson Randolph
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1772  - d. 10 October 1836
  
 For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune. 
Author: Richard Whately
Nationality: English
b. 1 February 1787  - d. 8 October 1863
  
 A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way. 
Author: Marcelene Cox
Nationality: English   
 Accomplishment and success are often the result of commitment and perseverance rather than skill or talent. 
Author: George Van Valkenburg
Nationality: English   
 Adults are obsolete children. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness. 
Author: Elias Canetti
Nationality: Bulgarian
b. 25 July 1905  - d. 14 August 1994
  
 Age makes us not childish, as some say; it finds us still true children. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 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. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us. 
Author: Katherine Paterson
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1932
  
 All television is children's television. 
Author: Richard Adler
Nationality: American
b. 3 August 1921
  
 All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day. 
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Nationality: American
b. December 1881  - d.  December 1960
  
 Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. 
Author: Phyllis Diller
Nationality: American
b. 17 July 1917  - d. 20 August 2012
  
 Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Am I not a man? And is not a man stupid? I'm a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything, the full catastrophe. 
Author: Michael Cacoyannis
Nationality: Greek
b. 11 June 1922
  
 America is not a democracy, it's an absolute monarchy ruled by King Kid. In a nation of immigrants, the child is automatically more of an American than his parents. Americans regard children as what Mr. Hudson in ''Upstairs, Downstairs'' called ''betters.'' Aping their betters, American adults do their best to turn themselves into children. Puerility exercises droit de seigneur everywhere. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 An Literature who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through. 
Author: David Bowie
Nationality: English
b. 8 January 1947
  
 Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Anybody who hates children and dogs can't be all bad. 
Author: W. C. Fields
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1880  - d. 25 February 1946
  
 Arguments, like children, should be like the subject that Begets them. 
Author: Thomas Dekker
Nationality: English
b. December 1572  - d.  December 1632
  
 As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children. 
Author: Anita Bryant
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1940
  
 As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. 
Author: Ursula Kroeber LeGuin
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of. 
Author: Amy Heckerling
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1954
  
 Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; Between the cradle and the grave Lies a haircut and a shave. 
Author: Samuel Hoffenstein
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1890  - d. 06 October 1947
  
 Bachelor's wives and old maid's children are always perfect. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. 
Author: Marian Wright Edelman
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1939
  
 Better than man doth woman understand children, but man is more childish than woman. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children. 
Author: Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 01 August 1815  - d. 06 January 1882
  
 Birds in their little nests agree And 'tis a shameful sight, When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight. 
Author: Isaac Watts
Nationality: English
b. 17 July 1674  - d. 25 November 1748
  
 Books, the children of the brain. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments. 
Author: Napolean Hill
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1883  - d. 08 November 1970
  
 Children and drunks tell the truth. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Children and fools speak true. 
Author: John Lyly
Nationality: English
b. December 1554  - d.  December 1606
  
 Children are all foreigners. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. 
Author: Sigmund Freud
Nationality: Austrian
b. 6 May 1856  - d. 23 September 1939
  
 Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven. 
Author: Robert Pollok
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1798  - d. 15 September 1827
  
 Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Scottish   
 Children are our most valuable natural resource. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 Children are poor men's riches. 
Author: John Ray
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1627  - d. 17 January 1705
  
 Children are the keys of paradise. 
Author: Richard Stoddard
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1825  - d. 12 May 1903
  
 Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Children are to be won to follow liberal studies by exhortations and rational motives, and on no account to be forced thereto by whipping. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next. 
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Nationality: American
b. December 1881  - d.  December 1960
  
 Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore. That's what parents were invented for. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Hortense Daigle: Children can be nasty, don't you think? 
Movie: The Bad Seed
Nationality: American
Released: December 1956
  
 Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 Children have never been very good at listening to adults but they have never failed to imitate them. 
Author: James Arthur Baldwin
Nationality: American
b. 2 August 1924  - d. 30 November 1987
  
 Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. 
Author: Marcelene Cox
Nationality: American   
 Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 Children need models rather than critics. 
Author: Joseph Joubert
Nationality: French
b. 7 May 1754  - d. 4 May 1824
  
 Children need you now. The very fact that these are real needs, that you feel them as your own, that there is no one else responsible for these needs, gives them primacy. It is distraction, not meditation that becomes habitual; interruption, not continuity. Unused capacities atrophy, cease to be. 
Author: Tillie Lerner Olsen
Nationality: American
b. 14 January 1913  - d. 01 January 2007
  
 Children need your presence more than your presents. 
Author: Jesse Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1941
  
 Children require guidence and sympathy far more than instruction. 
Author: Annie Mansfield Sullivan
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1866  - d. 20 October 1936
  
 Children seldom misquote you.In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Children sweeten labours; but they make misfortunes more Bitter. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgement looked; And either may be wrong. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 Christians don't care about children that don't look like them. They don't care about children that are not white, middle-class Christians. As far as they're concerned, others can be eliminated. This is a holy war, and everything for our children is at stake. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. 
Author: Mary Ellen Chase
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1887  - d. 28 July 1973
  
 Come, children of this country, the day of glory is here. 
Author: Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Nationality: French
b. 10 May 1760  - d. 26 June 1836
  
 D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Despair is like forward children, who, when you take away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its own head. 
Author: Pierre Charron
Nationality: French
b. December 1541  - d. 16 November 1603
  
 Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham. I would not like them here or there. Iwould not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 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. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. 
Author: Hosea Ballou II
Nationality: American
b. December 1796  - d.  December 1861
  
 Education is children continually asking questions. 
Author: Bishop Mandell Creighton
Nationality: English
b. December 1843  - d.  December 1901
  
 Education is equipping our children to walk through doors of opportunity. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: English   
 Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated. This is not the case. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush; anxious for greater developments and greater wishes and so on; so that children have very little time for their parents; Parents have very little time for each other; and the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive? 
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 Familiarity breeds contempt - and children. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 Parents send their children to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. 
Author: L. L. Henderson
Nationality: English   
 For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children. 
Author: Lawana Blackwell
Nationality: English   
 For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. 
Author: Henry Doherty
Nationality: American
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1939
  
 Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 God is dead! Heaven is empty - Weep, children, you no longer have a father. 
Author: Gérard de Nerval
Nationality: French
b. December 1808  - d.  December 1855
  
 God is to be our father, yet we are far from being fathers to our own children. We presume to have insight into divine things, and yet we neglect as unworthy of notice those human relations which are a key to the divine. 
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel
Nationality: German
b. December 1782  - d.  December 1852
  
 Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. 
Author: Antoine Marie de Saint-Exupéry
Nationality: French
b. 29 June 1900  - d. 31 July 1944
  
 Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 Having children kept me normal, because I was never able to go off and celebrate joyously over something for a week or do what I feel like, nor did I allow myself to dwell on unhappiness when something went wrong. You can't do that when you have children, and I attribute my sanity to having them. 
Author: Gail Parent
Nationality: American
b. December 1941
  
 Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. 
Author: Michael Levine
Nationality: American   
 He had the wife, the children and the house. and it looked good, but that didn't make a relationship. He was blank, totally self absorbed. One face at home, and another to the world, he had it down to a fine art. 
Author: Suzanne Annette De Michiel
Nationality: Australian
b. 30 January 1947
  
 He that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of Virtue or Mischief. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 His big tears, for he wept well, Turned to millstones as they fell. And the little children, who Round his feet played to and fro, Thinking every tear a gem Had their brains knocked out by them. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 How inimitably graceful children are before they learn to dance. 
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nationality: English
b. 21 October 1772  - d. 25 July 1834
  
 How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. 
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Nationality: French
b. 24 July 1803  - d. 5 December 1870
  
 How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child! 
Author: Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1793  - d. 09 May 1860
  
 Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home. 
Author: Bill Cosby
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is. 
Author: Charles Lamb
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1775  - d. 27 December 1834
  
 I am fond of children-except boys. 
Author: Lewis Carroll
Nationality: English
b. 27 January 1832  - d. 14 January 1898
  
 I am reminded of something my father said when he spoke of how we bring up our children. He said we supply them with a map of the Italian lakes and send them to the North Pole. 
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 I am sick and tired of the children not being safe. I want this insanity ended now. Remove the Republicans and Republican-wannabes on November 5th, pack the rallies this Saturday, and tell your children that we are sorry that this is the world we have created for them and that we will now do whatever we can to make it a safer place. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 I believe it will be found that those who marry late are best pleased with their children, and those who marry early with their partners. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. 
Author: Whitney Houston
Nationality: American
b. December 1963
  
 I do not teach children, I give them joy. 
Author: Isadora Duncan
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1878  - d. 14 September 1927
  
 I happen to feel that total separation between parents and adult children is one of the great tragedies of our culture. Both generations really need the sustenance the other has to give and both are impoverished when the relationship does not continue. 
Author: Adelaide Bry
Nationality: American   
 I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I love children - especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away. 
Author: Nancy Mitford
Nationality: British
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1973
  
 I love children. They do not prattle of yesterday: their interests are all of today and the tomorrow's - I love children. 
Author: Lord William Murray Mansfield
Nationality: English
b. 2 March 1705  - d. 20 March 1793
  
 I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up. 
Author: Barbara Bush
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1925
  
 I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 I saw my friends forcing an elderly man to disgrace himself, hurting children, abusing people for fun, and later bragging about it, laughing about this terrible brutality. 
Author: Gil Nemesh
Nationality: Israeli   
 I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 I think we're seeing in working mothers a change from 'Thank God it's Friday' to 'Thank God it's Monday.' If any working mother has not experienced that feeling, her children are not adolescent. 
Author: Ann Diehl
Nationality: American   
 I will follow the white man's trail. I will make him my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens. I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help me understand his ways, then I will prepare the way for my children, and their children. The Great Spirit has shown me - a day will come when they will outrun the white man in his own shoes. 
Author: Many Horses
Nationality: Native American   
 If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 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. 
Author: Rachel Carson
Nationality: American
b. December 1907  - d.  December 1964
  
 If I was doing it over again I wouldn't have done it, but I can't shoot them now that they're here. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. 
Author: Laurence Housman
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1865  - d. 20 February 1959
  
 If rich men would remember that shrouds have no pockets, they would, while living, share their wealth with their children, and give for the good of others, and so know the highest pleasure wealth can give. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 If we don't start teaching our children to think, we will be back in the swamp before too long. This is what most politicians want. They don't want anyone to think or analyse. People must be kept as sheep. And it is working. 
Author: Suzanne Le Moy
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1976
  
 If you talk to your children, you can help them to keep their lives together. If you talk to them skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams. 
Author: Jim E. Rohn
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1930
  
 If you think children don't know the value of money these days, try giving one a nickel. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either 
Author: Dick Cavett
Nationality: American
b. December 1936
  
 In a natural state, tears and laughter go hand in hand; for they are twin-born. Like two children sleeping in one cradle, when one wakes and stirs, the other wakes also. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 In Afghanistan, we helped to liberate an oppressed people, and we will continue helping them secure their country, rebuild their society and educate all their children, boys and girls. In the Middle East, we will continue to seek peace between a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 In America there are two classes of travel-first class, and with children. 
Author: Robert Charles Benchley
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1889  - d. 21 November 1945
  
 In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 In youth we learn; in age we understand. 
Author: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 13 September 1830  - d. 12 March 1916
  
 Insanity is hereditary: you can get it from your children. 
Author: Sam Levenson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1911  - d. 27 August 1980
  
 Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 Instruct one's children. 
Author: Cleobulus
Nationality: Egyptian   
 It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. 
Author: Erma Bombeck
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1927  - d. 22 April 1996
  
 It is dangerous to confuse children with angels. 
Author: David Fyfe
Nationality: American   
 It is far to soon to gloat. As Saddam's statue toppled, people cheered around the world. A tyrant was gone. But if the television had at that moment brought us images of Baghdad hospitals, the hellish scenes of mangled bodies and dying children may have tempered the exuberance. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's ''mature'' critics often are. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too. 
Author: Lillian Bell
Nationality: American   
 It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life-the sick, the needy and the handicapped. 
Author: Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1911
  
 It was possible to fear that the Revolution might, like Saturn, devour each of her children one by one. 
Author: Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud
Nationality: French
b. 31 May 1753  - d. 31 October 1793
  
 It was quite distressing to witness the contrast between the English educated parents and their grown-up children, whose manners and ideas seemed barely equal to those of the lower uneducated order at home. 
Author: Sir James Clark Ross
Nationality: British
b. 15 April 1800  - d. 3 April 1852
  
 It's not that age brings childhood back again, Age merely shows what children we remain. 
Author: German Proverb
Nationality: British   
 Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. 
Author: Clarence Darrow
Nationality: British
b. 18 April 1857  - d. 13 March 1938
  
 Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Kids are not nice, innocent, flower-loving little rainbow children. Kids are all little bastards; they don't have any kind of social tact or etiquette. 
Author: Matt Richard Stone
Nationality: American
b. 26 May 1971
  
 Kip Lurie: Lawyers should never marry other lawyers. This is called 'inbreeding,' from which comes idiot children and more lawyers. 
Movie: Adam's Rib
Nationality: American
Released: December 1949
  
 Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life. 
Author: Robert Byrne
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1928
  
 Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. 
Author: John Muir
Nationality: American
b. 21 April 1838  - d. 24 December 1914
  
 Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights. 
Author: Junius
Nationality: English
b. December 1740  - d.  December 1818
  
 Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings, And children's faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup. 
Author: Sara Teasdale
Nationality: American
b. 8 August 1884  - d. 29 January 1933
  
 Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five, Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, 'If the British march By land or sea from the town tonight, Hang a latern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light - One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 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. 
Author: Nadia Boulanger
Nationality: French
b. 16 September 1887  - d. 22 October 1979
  
 Many a man spanks his children for the things his own father should have spanked out of him. 
Author: Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Nationality: American
b. 29 July 1878  - d. 29 December 1937
  
 Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men of sense often learn from their enemies.It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties. 
Author: Aristophanes
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 456  - d.  December 386
  
 Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Most sorts of diversion, in men, children and other animals, are an imitation of fighting. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own parenthood, but it didn't because parenting can be learned only by people who have no children.  
Author: Bill Cosby
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 My music is best understood by children and animals. 
Author: Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 17 June 1882  - d. 06 April 1971
  
 Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 Of William of Orange As long as he lived, he was the guiding star of a whole brave nation, and when he died the little children cried in the streets. 
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1814  - d. 29 May 1877
  
 Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children? 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 It ought to be part of the training of all teachers to be taught to recognize the marks of unusual intelligence in children and to restrain the irritation caused in themselves by anything so unusual. Until this is done, a large proportion of the best talent in America will be persecuted out of existence before the age of fifteen. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are naïve. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 On the Sydney production of a play about Robin Hood: ...As Robin Hood is mostly romance, with some alleged 12th century Ned Kelly for a centre of fact, the dramatists are entitled to do what they like with him.It has taken only 25 years for us to make Ned Kelly the perfect gentleman who takes off his hat ten times a day to a lady and is a lamb with children, and the world has had about 30 times 25 years to put a polish on the Sherwood bushranger. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Only those in the last stage of disease could believe that children are true judges of character. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Our children change us...whether they live or not. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 Our earth is degenerate in these latter days; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; and the end of the world is evidently approaching. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Our national debt, after all, is an internal debt, owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If our children have to pay the interest they will pay that interest to themselves. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture. 
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1799  - d. 4 March 1888
  
 Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes. 
Author: Lawana Blackwell
Nationality: American   
 Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. 
Author: Samuel Butler
Nationality: English
b. 4 December 1835  - d. 18 June 1902
  
 Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life. 
Author: Muriel Spark
Nationality: English
b. 01 February 1918  - d. 13 April 2006
  
 Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 Patriotism is not so much protecting the land of our fathers as preserving the land of our children. 
Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset
Nationality: Spanish
b. 9 May 1883  - d. 18 October 1955
  
 People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live. We never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 People prefer to follow those who help them, not those who intimidate them. 
Author: C. Gene Wilkes
Nationality: American   
 People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve him. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Poverty, race, ethnicity and immigration status are not in themselves determinative of student achievement. Demography is not destiny. The amount of melanin in a student's skin, the home country of her antecedents, the amount of money in the family bank account, are not the inexorable determinants of academic success. The evidence introduced at trial demonstrates that these negative life experiences can be overcome by public schools with sufficient resources well deployed. It is the clear policy of the state, as formulated by the Regents and S.E.D. - State Education Department, that all children can attain the substantive knowledge and master the skills expected of high school graduates. The court finds that the city's at-risk children are capable of seizing the opportunity for a sound basic education if they are given sufficient resources. 
Author: Justice Leland de Grasse
Nationality: English   
 Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Quiet is what home would be without children. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children. source unknown, September 18, 1995 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning? Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make happy, not gold. 
Author: Sir Max Beerbohm
Nationality: English
b. 24 August 1872  - d. 20 May 1956
  
 Republicans bring out Colin Powell and J.C. Watts because they have no program, no policy. They have no love and no joy. They'd rather take pictures with black children than feed them. 
Author: Donna Brazile
Nationality: American
b. 15 December 1959
  
 Role modeling is the most basic responsibility of parents. Parents are handing life's scripts to their children, scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children's lives 
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Nationality: American
b. 24 October 1932
  
 Scarcely anything awakens attention like a tale of cruelty. The writer of news never fails to tell how the enemy murdered children and ravished virgins. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers. 
Author: Sir Arthur Eddington
Nationality: English
b. December 1882  - d.  December 1944
  
 Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing. 
Author: William Faulkner
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1897  - d. 06 July 1962
  
 Sleeping alone, except under doctor's orders, does much harm. Children will tell you how lonely it is sleeping alone. If possible, you should always sleep with someone you love. You both recharge your mutual batteries free of charge. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 So let them fight in the way of God who sell the the present life for the world to come; and whosoever fight in the way of God is slain, or conquers, We shall bring him a mighty wage. How is it with you, that you do not fight in the way of God, and for the men, women, and children who, being abased, say, `Our Lord, bring us forth from this city whose people are evildoers, and appoint to us a protector from Thee, and appoint to us from Thee a helper'? The believers fight in the way of God, and the unbelievers fight in the idols' way. Fight you therefore against the friends of Satan; surely the guile of Satan is ever feeble.  
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: German   
 That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves. 
Author: Charles Reade
Nationality: English
b. 8 June 1814  - d. 11 April 1884
  
 The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: English   
 The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. 
Author: Elain Heffner
Nationality: English   
 The atheist has the right to be heard; he has no right to be heeded. While he has a right not to have his own children indoctrinated in what he believes are false and foolish teachings, he has no right to dictate what other children may be taught. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones. 
Author: Sydney J. Harris
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1917  - d. 08 December 1986
  
 The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day. 
Author: Orlando A. Battista
Nationality: Canadian
b. 20 June 1917  - d. 03 October 1995
  
 The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of their tires. 
Author: Dorothy Parker
Nationality: American
b. 22 August 1893  - d. 7 June 1967
  
 The best way to make children good is to make them happy. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 The bringers of joy have always been the children of sorrow. 
Author: Inayat Khan
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 July 1882  - d. 5 February 1927
  
 The children born in this colony from European parents, are very robust, comely, and well made; nor do I recollect a solitary instance of one being naturally deformed. They are remarkably quick of apprehension; learn any thing with uncommon rapidity; and greatly improve in good manners, promising to become a fine race of people. 
Author: D. D. Mann
Nationality: Indian   
 The common dogma of fundamentalists is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years. That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity. 
Author: G. Gaia
Nationality: Indian   
 The definition of success - To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth, without making some other Englishman despise him. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. 
Author: Clarence Darrow
Nationality: British
b. 18 April 1857  - d. 13 March 1938
  
 The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children. 
Author: William Havard
Nationality: Greek   
 The images of smiling children and cheering crowds in Iraq have been overtaken by a new, much more disturbing portrait of anarchy and fear. Looters, who began by going after the offices and homes of Saddam Hassein's henchman, have moved on to stores, warehouses and even hospitals. That was not the vision of freedom the US was selling when it began. Military officials have reason to be reluctant about performing police duties. Their troops are trained to fight a war, not to arrest bank robbers. They are unfamiliar with Iraqi culture and do not speak Arabic. There are bound to be threatening incidents, and the Arab world is likely to see American street patrols as the first step in a new American dictatorship. But there is no alternative for the military other than to restore order. It must police the streets and make Iraq safe enough for aid workers to bring in food, water and medical supplies, and it must work to restore electricity and water. 
Author: Newspaper The New York Times
Nationality: American   
 The intelligent want self-control; children want candy. 
Author: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi
Nationality: Persian
b. 30 September 1207  - d. 17 December 1273
  
 The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. 
Author: Theodore M. Hesburgh
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1917
  
 The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. 
Author: John J. Plomp
Nationality: American   
 The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The people in this room stand for the right principles and the right philosophy. Let's take it in the right direction, and our children will be the beneficiaries. 
Author: Trent Lott
Nationality: American
b. 09 October 1941
  
 The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The shoemaker's children go barefooted. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 The simple fact is that when I took up my little sling and aimed at Communism, I also hit something else. What I hit was the forces of that great socialist revolution, which, in the name of liberalism, spasmodically, incompletely, somewhat formlessly, always in the same direction, has been inching its ice cap over the nation for two decades. Though I knew it existed, I still had no adequate idea of its extent, the depth of its penetration or the fierce vindictiveness of its revolutionary temper, which is a reflex of it struggle to keep and advance its political power. 
Author: Whittaker Chambers
Nationality: American
b. 01 April 1901  - d. 09 July 1961
  
 The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. 
Author: King Edward VIII
Nationality: British
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 28 May 1972
  
 The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The truth is that I am enslaved... in one vast love affair with seventy children. 
Author: Sylvia Contance Ashton-Warner
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 17 December 1908  - d. 28 April 1984
  
 The United States remains the last best hope for a mankind plagued by tyranny and deprivation. America is no stronger than its people - and that means you and me. Well, I believe in you, and I believe that if we work together then one day we will say, ``We fought the good fight. We finished the race We kept the faith.'' And to our children and our children's children we can say, ``We did all that could be done in the brief time that was given to us here on earth 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 Then the great empire of the Antichrist will begin where Attila and Xerxes descended - in numbers great and countless, so many that the coming of the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the 48th degree will make a transmigration, driving out the abomination of the Antichrist [who is] making war against the Royal who will be the great Vicar of Jesus Christ, and against his Church, and his reign for a time and to the end of time. And this will be preceded by a solar eclipse more dark than any since the creation of the world ..., and there shall be in the month of October some great movement and transference and it will be such that one will think that the Earth has lost its natural movement, and that it will be plunged into the abyss of perpetual darkness; there will be initial omens in the spring, and extraordinary changes in rapid succession thereafter, reversals of kingdoms and mighty earthquakes, with the increase of the new Babylon ..., augmented by the abomination of the first Holocaust, and it will last no less than 73 years and 7 months ...' And then great peace will be established, union and concord between the children of the frontiers who have been gathered and separated by diverse reigns ... 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, employ someone or forbid your children to do it. 
Author: Monta Crane
Nationality: French   
 There is no evidence that suggests women are naturally better at caring for children... with the fact of child-bearing out of the center of attention, there is even more reason for treating girls first as human beings, then as women. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 There was a time when father amounted to something in the United States. He was held with some esteem in the community; he had some Literatureity in his own household; his views were sometimes taken seriously by his children; and even his wife paid heed to him from time to time. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience. 
Author: Anatole Broyard
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1920  - d. 11 October 1990
  
 There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to be a father to them. 
Author: Anthony Edwards
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1962
  
 This book is dedicated to the children and grandchildren of humanity, whose fate and future lie with us. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things ... This war has come from robbery - from the stealing of our land. 
Author: Spotted Tail
Nationality: Native American
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1881
  
 Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intellingent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 To understand your parents love, bear you own children. 
Author: Chinese Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Today's children are required to learn what most people in former times were forbidden to know. 
Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1933
  
 Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 We all want to leave our children the Garden of Eden, And we wind up giving them hard scrabble. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear 
Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Nationality: American
b. 08 July 1926  - d. 24 August 2004
  
 We should look inward and think about the meaning of our life and its purposes, lest we do it in 20 or 30 years and it's too late. 
Author: Robert Martin Coles
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1929
  
 We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. 
Author: Phyllis Diller
Nationality: American
b. 17 July 1917  - d. 20 August 2012
  
 We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John [and] we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: American   
 We were in Bethlehem.One night we demolished the house of an innocent Palestinian family where the only crime they committed was building an illegal balcony or something.After that we were firing tank shells into private houses and we wounded several people and one of our soldiers got a bullet in the ankle. I realized then that our presence was only to get a few more people killed or wounded, to keep the war going.The occupation for me is many, many horrible details, of curfews and sieges and children who can't go to school 
Author: Major Chen Alon
Nationality: Israeli   
 We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing ... Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 What gift has Providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children? 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 What greater pain could mortals have than this: To see their children dead before their eyes? 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 What maintains one vice would bring up two children. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 What we do upon a great occasion will probably depend upon what we already are; what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline, under the grace of Christ or the absence of it. 
Author: H. P. Liddon
Nationality: English
b. 20 August 1829  - d. 09 September 1890
  
 When I meet a man I ask myself, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?' 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous - a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change - and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it - at which point they can become human too. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 When thee builds a prison, thee had better build with the thought ever in thy mind that thee and thy children may occupy cells. 
Author: Elizabeth Fry
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1780  - d. 12 October 1845
  
 Where children are, there is the golden age. 
Author: Novalis
Nationality: German
b. 02 May 1772  - d. 25 March 1801
  
 Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them? 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 Women are an enslaved population - the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion - contempt for women - has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women, then, are only children of a larger growth: they have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty hours together. 
Author: Earl Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. 
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Nationality: American
b. December 1881  - d.  December 1960
  
 You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. 
Author: John J. Plomp
Nationality: English   
 You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For Life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realize you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 Your children are not safe because one in six of them live in poverty, while Bush's friends and business partners make off with loot from the pension funds and the stock market. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Your children are not safe because they saw us adults allow a man to steal the White House, and then we did nothing about it. They learned that lying and stealing are OK, but 'one person, one vote' is a sham. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word ''collectible'' as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The Chinese are wipped curs, abject in docility, mean, contemptible and obedient in all things. They have no wives, children or dependents.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.  
Author: Jane Howard
Nationality: American
b. December 1935  - d.  December 1995
  
 But even though all this was going on at home, if someone had tried to take me away and put me in a children's home, I couldn't have handled it. Even though my mother was very brutal, it was my home.  
Author: Lynn Johnston
Nationality: Canadian
b. 28 May 1947
  
 When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school. 
Author: Lynn Johnston
Nationality: Canadian
b. 28 May 1947
  
 I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies... we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your midsection unprotected. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 Measures of self-government and a school council, especially for such young children, were a great innovation.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Nor is it true that children are naturally competitive, unless egged on to be so. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Physical punishment was, of course, not permitted, and we sought to mitigate aggression among the children themselves. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 This is a period of doing, feeling, observing the world and his fellow citizens - the concrete over the abstract - apparently almost completely lost to sight by our planners today, when it seems that children are to be stimulated to read, write and do sums even before they leave the nursery school. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 As adults feign disinterest in science - children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves. 
Author: Norman MacLeod
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1812  - d.  December 1872
  
 Children have a particular affinity because during their individualisation - when they realise they are independent from their parents - palaeontology offers them a perfect tool. 
Author: Norman MacLeod
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1812  - d.  December 1872
  
 Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out long narratives or have complex character development. 
Author: Norman MacLeod
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1812  - d.  December 1872
  
 Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 Billy, Alex, Jimmy and Minnie have turned out to be healthy, inquisitive children with muinds of their own. I'm proud of them. 
Author: Harpo Marx
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1964
  
 In the house in Beverly Hills where our four children grew up, living conditions were a few thousand times improved over the old tenement on New York's East 93rd Street we Marx Brothers called home. 
Author: Harpo Marx
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1964
  
 The harp has given me a decent living, and my children have given me more pleasure than I ever thought possible. 
Author: Harpo Marx
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1964
  
 No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. 
Author: Florida Scott-Maxwell
Nationality: American   
 It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day. 
Author: Milton R. Sapirstein
Nationality: American   
 Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 For example, parents who talk a lot to their children have kids with better language skills, parents who spank have children who grow up to be violent, parents who are neither too Literatureitarian or too lenient have children who are well-adjusted, and so on. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV. 
Author: Peter O'toole
Nationality: Irish
b. 2 August 1932
  
 Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost. 
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 As a rule children provide little information but confirm what we have guessed when we tell them.  
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 I am glad that I do not have any children. 
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost. 
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. 
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Nationality: German
b. 16 December 1770  - d. 26 March 1827
  
 No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 It started out to be a good book for a kid. I imagine it reflects my ideas, but it is for children. 
Author: Shel Silverstein
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1930  - d. 10 May 1999
  
 I was shortly again at the castle, and the Princess gave me her hand to kiss and then brought her children, the young princes and princesses, and we played together, as if we had known each other for years. 
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 The old - like children - talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one's beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one's secrets are one's own! 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion. 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 The pious instructions of my parents were often fresh in my mind, when I happened to be among wicked children, and were of use to me. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. 
Author: Ronald Knox
Nationality: English
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1957
  
 Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. 
Author: Doug Larson
Nationality: American
b. December 1902  - d.  December 1981
  
 I've never written about my husband, Steve, or any of my children because I know them all too well. I see them in all their complexities which makes them impossible to render on the printed page. 
Author: Sue Grafton
Nationality: American
b. 24 April 1940
  
 It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. 
Author: Colette
Nationality: French
b. 28 January 1873  - d. 03 August 1954
  
 Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 For only as we ourselves, as adults, actually move and have our being in the state of love, can we be appropriate models and guides for our children. What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become. 
Author: Joseph Chilton Pearce
Nationality: English
b. December 1961
  
 For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. 
Author: Leonard Cohen
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 September 1934
  
 I will now teach my son Increase (and others of my children) the way of raising a lesson out of every verse in his reading of the Bible; and of turning it into a Prayer. 
Author: Cotton Mather
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1663  - d. 13 February 1728
  
 The Spirit of Slumber which the Poison of the old Serpent has brought upon the children of Men is to be deplored exceedingly. 
Author: Cotton Mather
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1663  - d. 13 February 1728
  
 Bambi, to a kid, was scary. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do - or don't do. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Children are not simply commodities to be herded into line and trained for the jobs that white people who live in segregated neighborhoods have available. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.  
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us 
Author: Joseph Priestley
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1733  - d. 8 February 1804
  
 We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society. 
Author: Anne Lamott
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1954
  
 I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school. 
Author: Grace Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1878  - d. 19 June 1939
  
 He has been in a very dangerous state, very near insanity, and if I have done my best for him and my children for staying here, you will neither regret nor complain of it. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 I arrived at Green Peace. Two children whom I should not have recognized as mine ran out to meet me. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 My children are babies and my husband has scarcely half an hour in 24 to give me. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 The desolate hush which fell upon our house... silent and cold, in the midst of weeping friends and children.  
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 My father was afraid of his father, I was afraid of my father, and I don't see why my children shouldn't be afraid of me. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 My mother said, Don't worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you've done well. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children. 
Author: Nicole Kidman
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1967
  
 You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do. 
Author: Nicole Kidman
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1967
  
 It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 Parents are the bone on which children sharpen their teeth. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes. 
Author: Henry George
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1839  - d. 2 October 1897
  
 Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future.  
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 When the school children of Australia are told more truths about their own country, and fewer lies about the virtues of Royalty, the day will be near when we can place our own national flag in one of the proudest places among the ensigns of the world. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame's sake. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave. 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 Eleanor hated boys, and she would have liked to have whipped this one long and often. It was perhaps the yearning of a woman who had no children of her own. 
Author: Saki
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1870  - d. 14 November 1916
  
 Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more 
Author: Saki
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1870  - d. 14 November 1916
  
 We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 Black Power simply means: Look at me, I'm here. I have dignity. I have pride. I have roots. I insist, I demand that I participate in those decisions that affect my life and the lives of my children. It means that I am somebody 
Author: Whitney Young Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1921  - d. 11 March 1971
  
 My parents fought. We kids would pull the covers over our ears to keep out the sound of fighting. Our home was kept together for the sake of the children as well as for the sake of propriety. 
Author: Humphrey Bogart
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1899  - d. 14 January 1957
  
 It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children. 
Author: Sir Kingsley Amis
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1922  - d. 22 October 1995
  
 Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps. 
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Nationality: Danish
b. 2 April 1805  - d. 4 August 1875
  
 We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 I was a queen, and you took away my crown, a wife, and you killed my huband, a mother, and you took my children away from me. All I have left is my blood. Take it. But do not make me suffer long. 
Author: Marie Antoinette
Nationality: French
b. 2 November 1755  - d. 16 October 1793
  
 Children ought to be provided with property and resources of a kind that could swim with them even out of a shipwreck. 
Author: Aristippus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 435  - d.  December 366
  
 But that stuff I'm talking about - I'm not talking about doing that for 20 years; I'm talking about taking a year or however long I need to just step back from the sport, decompress, download, figure out where I am in my life, where my children are in their lives. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 My first priority is just to be there for my children as much as I can. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt. 
Author: Phil Calvin McGraw
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1950
  
 The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears. 
Author: Phil Calvin McGraw
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1950
  
 My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday; I'm learning so much from her. 
Author: Joanne Woodward
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1930
  
 Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults. 
Author: Richard Armour
Nationality: American
b. December 1906  - d.  December 1989
  
 Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. 
Author: Grace Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1878  - d. 19 June 1939
  
 Happiest state of mind and the noblest affection, which doth so fill and possess all the powers of the mind. The only passion that openeth the heart. A fountain of curiosity, a most sweet ground set with infinite change resulting in the common and natural desire of children. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Good morning, children of the 80s. This is your Woodstock, and it's long overdue. 
Author: Joan Baez
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1941
  
 I found out I was adopted when I was 45. It was a great relief to both of us. 
Author: Michael G. Olson
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 December 1956
  
 I never had children, never even thought I would have children. Now I have 152 daughters; expecting 75 more next year. That is some type of gestation period! I said to the mothers, the family members, the aunts, the grannies - because most of these girls have lost their families, their parents - I said to them, 'Your daughters are now my daughters and I promise you I'm going to take care of your daughters. I promise you. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 For the German woman her "world is her husband, her family, her children, and her home.' 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up. 
Author: Charles Manson
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1934
  
 My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 For the sake of our children and our children's children, you must fight on. Do not let my passing distract you for one moment. We must go forward together as Australians. Our country is at stake 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 Children now expect their parents to audition for approval. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Children use all their wiles to get their way with adults. Adults do the same with children. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Where you raise your children isn't as important as how you raise your children. I think it's what you talk to them about, what you expose them to, what you make them mindful of. And you've got to do that anywhere you live. LA can be a very open and accepting creative environment. But it is important, because there is this odd separation here, it is important to make your kids mindful of other people and other people's plight. I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it's really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people. 
Author: Ryan Phillippe
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1974
  
 My life before children I don't really remember. I've heard references to it, but I really don't remember. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words? 
Author: Dwight Lyman Moody
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1837  - d. 22 December 1899
  
 I speak Spanish to my children and they speak it better than me. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 Jackson and I spent the day together, just me and him and his children. Little underlings came and went. The PR person came and went. It was just Michael and me and the kids. And it was very interesting. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 The real Michael Jackson that has not been seen... with children, one in diapers, the other two toddlers. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves. 
Author: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British
b. 3 August 1867  - d. 14 December 1947
  
 But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me. 
Author: Heidi Klum
Nationality: German
b. 1 June 1973
  
 I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well. 
Author: Heidi Klum
Nationality: German
b. 1 June 1973
  
 All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else. 
Author: George D. Prentice
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1802  - d. 22 January 1870
  
 A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned. 
Author: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Nationality: Scottish
b. 31 March 1971
  
 I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no. 
Author: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Nationality: Scottish
b. 31 March 1971
  
 Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station. 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 It was quite instant that he wanted Harry's approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It's a great turnabout. That's what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it's quite shocking when they do. 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 I play a writer and an illustrator of children's books. That was fun because I got to do a lot of drawing in the movie. And I got to work with Kim Basinger again. 
Author: Jeff Bridges
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1949
  
 They're like children. Each one is so different. You love them all for different reasons. The Fabulous Baker Boys was a fabulous opportunity. 
Author: Jeff Bridges
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1949
  
 Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Having children really changes your priorities. 
Author: Cindy Crawford
Nationality: English
b. 20 February 1966
  
 I always knew I wanted to have children. 
Author: Cindy Crawford
Nationality: English
b. 20 February 1966
  
 When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs. 
Author: Cindy Crawford
Nationality: English
b. 20 February 1966
  
 Being in public with May and the children was too heavy. I was irreversibly tuned in to everyone around us. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 If you mess up your children, nothing else you do really matters.  
Author: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Nationality: American
b. 28 July 1929  - d. 19 May 1994
  
 The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future. 
Author: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Nationality: American
b. 28 July 1929  - d. 19 May 1994
  
 Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Finance, like time, devours its own children. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 My mother insisted that her children read. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night 
Author: Lauren Hutton
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1943
  
 The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world? 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 It is said that truth comes from the mouths of fools and children: I wish every good mind which feels an inclination for satire would reflect that the finest satirist always has something of both in him. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Brethren of the house of Israel, listen to me. Not because I am a scholar have ye appeared here so numerously; for there are those here more learned than I. Nor because I am a wealthy man; for there are many more wealthy than I. The people of the south know Akiba; but whence should the people of Galilee know him? The men are acquainted with him; but how shall the women and children I see here be said to be acquainted with him? Still I know that your reward shall be great, for ye have given yourselves the trouble to come simply in order to do honor to the Torah and to fulfill a religious duty. 
Author: Akiba ben Joseph
Nationality: Palestinian
b. December 50  - d.  December 135
  
 Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 What's done to children, they will do to society. 
Author: Karl Menninger
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1893  - d. 18 July 1990
  
 All the gestures of children are graceful; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master. 
Author: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Nationality: English
b. 16 July 1723  - d. 23 February 1792
  
 The Arabs will stop fighting us when they love their children more than they hate Jews. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 Children should have a wonderful childhood. I have not had it - I wish I had. 
Author: Maria Callas
Nationality: American
b. 2 December 1923  - d. 16 September 1977
  
 There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility. 
Author: Maria Callas
Nationality: American
b. 2 December 1923  - d. 16 September 1977
  
 I'd like to thank my parents for making this night possible. And my children for making it necessary. 
Author: Victor Borge
Nationality: American
b. 3 January 1909  - d. 23 December 2000
  
 So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. 
Author: Isadora Duncan
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1878  - d. 14 September 1927
  
 I've worked with children all my life. 
Author: Denzel Washington
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1954
  
 In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV. 
Author: Erma Bombeck
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1927  - d. 22 April 1996
  
 The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another. 
Author: Marilyn Monroe
Nationality: American
b. 1 June 1926  - d. 5 August 1962
  
 The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: Is this all? 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 I love all my children, but some of them I don't like. 
Author: Lillian Carter
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1898  - d. 30 October 1983
  
 If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals. 
Author: Lillian Carter
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1898  - d. 30 October 1983
  
 We teach our children one thing only, as we were taught: to wake up. We teach our children to look alive there, to join by words and activities the life of human culture on the planet's crust. As adults we are almost all adept at waking up. We have so mastered the transition we have forgotten we ever learned it. Yet it is a transition we make a hundred times a day, as, like so many will-less dolphins, we plunge and surface, lapse and emerge. We live half our waking lives and all of our sleeping lives in some private, useless, and insensible waters we never mention or recall. Useless, I say. Valueless, I might add - until someone hauls their wealth up to the surface and into the wide-awake city, in a form people can use. 
Author: Annie Dillard
Nationality: American
b. 30 April 1945
  
 Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We're too few because too many of our babies have been killed. Over 45 million since Roe v. Wade in 1973. If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security. Still, we watch as 3,700 babies are killed every single day in America. It is unbelievable that a nation under God would allow this. 
Author: Zell Miller
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1932
  
 London might well be said to beall in tears. The voice of mourners was truly heard in the streets. The shrieks of women and children at the windows and doors of their houses, where their dearest relations were perhaps dying, or just dead, were so frequent to be heard as we passed the streets, that it was enough to pierce the stoutest heart in the world to hear them 
Author: Daniel Defoe
Nationality: English
b. December 1661  - d. 24 April 1731
  
 I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 You get to the stage when your children don't wake you up at six in the morning and can get on with stuff themselves. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 They believe in marriage, which is great, but it's also because of their egotism. Children see everything according to how it impinges on them. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The trouble with children is that they're not returnable. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 Andrew and I realized how much Australia meant to us. We saw the theatre community in Sydney and we felt, well, we know you all; we have worked with many of you. We have tried to live a few other places, but something really hit us in the gut. It's just a feeling about what home is. It became clear to us, particularly after the children were born, that family and the theatrical community in Australia were a large part of who we are. 
Author: Cate Blanchett
Nationality: Australian
b. 14 May 1969
  
 Children have a way of forcing you back into the present moment. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 There are some family traditions I don't want my children to carry on. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parents. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 He that has no children brings them up well. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 Then came those years in which I was forced to recognize the existence of a drive within me that had to make itself small and hide from the world of light. The slowly awakening sense of my own sexuality overcame me, as it does every person, like an enemy and terrorist, as something forbidden, tempting, and sinful. What my curiosity sought, what dreams, lust and fear created - the great secret of puberty - did not fit at all into my sheltered childhood. I behaved like everyone else. I led the double life of a child who is no longer a child. My conscious self lived within the familiar and sanctioned world; it denied the new world that dawned within me. Side by side with this I lived in a world of dreams, drives and desires of a chthonic nature, across which my conscious self desperately built its fragile bridges, for the childhood world within me was falling apart [...] It was my own affair to come to terms with myself and to find my own way, and like most well-brought-up children, I managed it badly. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 Listen my friend! I am a sinner and you are a sinner, but someday the sinner will be Brahma again, will someday attain Nirvana, will someday become a Buddha. Now this "someday" is illusion; it is only a comparison. The sinner is not on his way to a Buddha-like state; he is not evolving, although our thinking cannot conceive things otherwise. No, the potential Buddha already exists in the sinner; his future is already there. The potential hidden Buddha must be recognized in him, in you, in everybody. The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carries grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people - eternal life. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 Had the cruel and murderous orders with which the Bible is filled, and the numberless torturing executions of men, women and children, in consequence of those orders, been ascribed to some friend whose memory you revered, you would have glowed with satisfaction at detecting the falsehood of the charge, and gloried in defending his injured fame. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle. And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 And he - Elisha, went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 Imagine every morning if the teachers had the children stand up, place their hands over their hearts, and say, "We are one nation that denies God exists". 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well. 
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1949
  
 After all, we are not children. It's time we planned our life. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 I want to love all the children of God - Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist - everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings. 
Author: F. H. Bradley
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1846  - d. 18 September 1924
  
 Politics ain't beanbag: 'tis a man's game, and women, children 'n' pro-hy-bitionists had best stay out of it. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. 
Author: Luther Burbank
Nationality: American
b. 7 March 1849  - d. 11 April 1926
  
 In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. 
Author: Luther Burbank
Nationality: American
b. 7 March 1849  - d. 11 April 1926
  
 The work of Dr. Nares has filled us with astonishment similar to that which Captain Lemuel Gulliver felt when first he landed in Brobdingnag, and saw corn as high as the oaks in the New Forest, thimbles as large as buckets, and wrens of the bulk of turkeys. The whole book, and every component part of it, is on a gigantic scale. The title is as long as an ordinary preface: the prefatory matter would furnish out an ordinary book; and the book contains as much reading as an ordinary library. We cannot sum up the merits of the stupendous mass of paper which lies before us better than by saying that it consists of about two thousand closely printed quarto pages, that it occupies fifteen hundred inches cubic measure, and that it weighs sixty pounds avoirdupois. Such a book might, before the deluge, have been considered as light reading by Hilpa and Shallum. But unhappily the life of man is now three-score years and ten; and we cannot but think it somewhat unfair in Dr. Nares to demand from us so large a portion of so short an existence. Compared with the labour of reading through these volumes, all other labour, the labour of thieves on the treadmill, of children in factories, of negroes in sugar plantations, is an agreeable recreation. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre. The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs. That line we trace back in an unbroken series, from the Pope who crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth century to the Pope who crowned Pepin in the eighth; and far beyond the time of Pepin the august dynasty extends, till it is lost in the twilight of fable. The republic of Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church is still sending forth to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustin, and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila. The number of her children is greater than in any former age. Her acquisitions in the New World have more than compensated for what she has lost in the Old. Her spiritual ascendency extends over the vast countries which lie between the plains of the Missouri and Cape Horn, countries which a century hence, may not improbably contain a population as large as that which now inhabits Europe. The members of her communion are certainly not fewer than a hundred and fifty millions; and it will be difficult to show that all other Christian sects united amount to a hundred and twenty millions. Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. 
Author: Charles Lamb
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1775  - d. 27 December 1834
  
 I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do. 
Author: Barbara Walters
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1929
  
 I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies. 
Author: Kirsty Alley
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 51
  
 Until I separated from Parker, I had never been without them-and it's the hardest thing to share them. But we're trying to give the children the semblance of having whole lives. 
Author: Kirsty Alley
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 51
  
 I don't believe in walking on eggshells around children. I don't want them to have a static, middle-class life. I want them to experience a real life, not some pretentious existence. 
Author: Kirsty Alley
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 51
  
 Back in the old days, most families were close-knit. Grown children and their parents continued to live together, under the same roof, sometimes in the same small, crowded room, year in and year out, until they died, frequently by strangulation. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 If you have a few hundred followers, and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you Pope. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Kids. They're not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 If you have standards, moral standards, you have to want to make them prevail, and at the very least you have to argue in their favor. Now, show me where libertarians have argued in some comprehensive way for a set of moral standards. I don't think morality can be decided on the private level. I think you need public guidance and public support for a moral consensus. The average person has to know instinctively, without thinking too much about it, how he should raise his children. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself, for your children, and - here's the big curve - for your parents. 
Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1950  - d. 30 January 2006
  
 I believe that in the course of the next century the notion that it's a woman's duty to have children will change and make way for the respect and admiration of all women, who bear their burdens without complaint or a lot of pompous words! 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 Modern Atheism: the unfortunate persistence of the clergy in teaching children what they cannot understand, and in employing young consecrate persons to assert in pulpits what they do not know. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 On the Continent, the day is saved by the fact that the plutocracy tends to become more and more Jewish. Here the intellectual cynicism of the Jew almost counterbalances his social unpleasantness. If he is destined to lead the plutocracy of the world out of Little Bethel he will fail, of course, to turn it into an aristocracy--i. e., a caste of gentlemen - but he will at least make it clever, and hence worthy of consideration. The case against the Jews is long and damning; it would justify ten thousand times as many pogroms as now go on in the world. But whenever you find a Davidsbündlerschaft making practise against the Philistines, there you will find a Jew laying on. Maybe it was this fact that caused Nietzsche to speak up for the children of Israel quite as often as he spoke against them. He was not blind to their faults, but when he set them beside Christians he could not deny their general superiority. Perhaps in America and England, as on the Continent, the increasing Jewishness of the plutocracy, while cutting it off from all chance of ever developing into an aristocracy, will yet lift it to such a dignity that it will at least deserve a certain grudging respect. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Before seeing Truffaut's Small Change, I was afraid it was going to be one of those simple, natural films about childhood which I generally try to avoid - I'm just not good enough to go to them. But this series of sketches on the general theme of the resilience of children turns out to be that rarity - a poetic comedy that's really funny. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 People have expected less of movies and have been willing to settle for less. Some have even been willing to settle for Kramer vs. Kramer and other pictures that seem to be made for an audience of over-age flower children. These pictures express the belief that if a man cares about anything besides being at home with the kids, he's corrupt. Parenting ennobles Dustin Hoffman and makes him a better person in every way, while in The Seduction of Joe Tynan we can see that Alan Alda is a weak, corruptible fellow because he wants to be President of the United States more than he wants to stay at home communing with his daughter about her adolescent miseries. Pictures like these should all end with the fathers and the children sitting at home watching TV together. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself... It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do - or don't do. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Even the children of Carmona were divided into two camps, and below the ramparts, among the brushwood and rocks, we battled with stones shouting "Long live the duke!" and others, "Down with the tyrant!" We fought viciously, but I was never satisfied with this game - the fallen enemy rose again, the dead came back to life. The day after a battle, victors and vanquished both found themselves unharmed. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 All right, children. Let's go 
Author: Sholem Aleichem
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 March 1859  - d. 13 May 1916
  
 Ah, children, they are your blessing in your old age. But of course my Aaron couldn't give me children. Between you and me, Golde, he hardly tried. 
Author: Sholem Aleichem
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 March 1859  - d. 13 May 1916
  
 Normality highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100, 000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 A child born today in the United Kingdom stands a ten times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university. This can be taken as an indication that we are driving our children mad more effectively than we are genuinely educating them. Perhaps it is our way of educating them that is driving them mad. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. 
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Nationality: German
b. 16 December 1770  - d. 26 March 1827
  
 Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 I know I want to have children while my parents are still young enough to take care of them. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet - so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Today, in too many of our schools our children are being robbed of their innocence. Their minds are being poisoned against their Judeo-Christian heritage, against America's heroes and against American history, against the values of faith and family and country. Eternal truths that do not change from the Old and New Testament have been expelled from our public schools, and our children are being indoctrinated in moral relativism, and the propaganda of an anti-Western ideology. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The gun owner bears responsibility of keeping weapons away from children. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 What I believe is that people should not deliberately alter the character and composition of the country without consulting the American people. If you adopt two children, Alan, you're going to go in and you're going to decide who comes. Who should decide who comes and who doesn't? First, illegals should not come. Secondarily, the American people should be consulted about how many immigrants come, what are the criteria - and we haven't been consulted. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 A policy allowing immigrants to bring in only wives and non-adult children. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 It was Wilsonism, liberal interventionism, not 'isolationism,' that created the moral-political swamp in which fascism, Hitlerism, and Stalinism were spawned. Unable to deal with the truth - that their own heroes produced the disasters that may yet ring down the curtain on Western Civilization - the blind children of Wilson now scapegoat Pius XII and America First. Do those attacking me realize they are defending the policies that produced World War II and virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe? While the West is busy erecting Holocaust museums, it has failed to study the history that produced it. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed my attorneys that, after two and one-half years, his investigation of the CIA leak case concerning matters directly relating to me has been concluded. That frees me to reveal my role in the federal inquiry that, at the request of Fitzgerald, I have kept secret. I have cooperated in the investigation while trying to protect journalistic privileges under the First Amendment and shield sources who have not revealed themselves. I have been subpoenaed by and testified to a federal grand jury. Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with the prosecutors or was a prosecutorial target were all untrue. 
Author: Robert Novak
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1930
  
 I have since deeply regretted the removal order and my own testimony advocating it, because it was not in keeping with our American concept of freedom and the rights of citizens. Whenever I thought of the innocent little children who were torn from home, school friends and congenial surroundings, I was conscience-stricken. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 Whilst you pursue with joy and sorrow the formation of the modern society, one of your children, Christian by faith, Father by traditional anointing of the Catholic Church, comes to reclaim from you his part in the freedoms that you have conquered and for which he himself has prayed. I am responsible to an authority which is the Queen of the world, which from time immemorial has proscribed laws, has made others, on which the charters themselves depend and whose stoppages, unaware of a day, end soon or late by executing themselves. It is to public opinion that I ask for protection and I ask for it against itself, if it needs it. 
Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
Nationality: French
b. 12 May 1802  - d. 21 November 1861
  
 All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they're probably right. 
Author: Cathy Guisewite
Nationality: American
b. 5 September 1950
  
 Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.  
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The best thing we can do for family values is to repeal the income tax. Then families will have the resources they need to implement their own values -- and not those of the politicians. With the income tax gone, families will no longer be forced to have two breadwinners by necessity. Children will be raised better, family values will predominate, and crime will diminish. If your local school indoctrinates your child with values that are alien to you, you'll have the money to buy a private education. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The income tax has destroyed the concept of financial privacy. It has demolished the idea that a man's home is his castle. It has provided unlimited funding for politicians to wreck lives and property. It has forced one-earner families to become two-earner households, leading to decreased parental supervision of children; loss of family values, and increased crime, promiscuity and drug use. So long as the government has the power to invade our lives, rummage through our records, and take what it wants from our income, we will have only as much freedom and take-home pay as the politicians condescend to let us have. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 We may not always recognize it, but government plays a bigger role in our lives than any other single person or institution. We spend nearly half of our lives working to pay for it. Children spend more time in government schools than they do with their parents. Birth, death, marriage, every area of our lives feels the influence of government. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Peat preserves timber, animals, and such unexpected treasure-troves as hoards of acorns and firkins of beech butter from the forests which preceded the bogs. A whole archaeology may very well lie in peat, and the pollen record may reveal past history. At the base of Irish bogs the Fir Bolg (the little people), their axes, bridges, butter, and forest life are well preserved. They and their forests were banished, as if by magic, by the Tuatha de Danan (the Children of Diana) who now dig the peat. Diana was displaced in turn by Mary, mother of God. But all are mixed in the peat and the tongue of Ireland. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 These are the writings of a perverted monster who was sent out into the field unsupervised to be with alienated youth, with children. 
Author: Roderick MacLeish
Nationality: American   
 To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 I was a countryman and a father before I was a writer on political subjects.... Born and bred up in the sweet air myself, I was resolved that [my children should be bred up in it too. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. 
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 Destroy him as you will, the bourgeois always bounces up - execute him, expropriate him, starve him out en masse, and he reappears in your children. 
Author: Cyril Connolly
Nationality: English
b. 10 September 1903  - d. 26 November 1974
  
 Presenter: Did your children see the ... ? Hugh Laurie: No they didn't. They didn't see it. But only thanks to the purest good fortune that they don't happen to have been born yet, otherwise I dread to think what damage may have been caused. It was simply disgusting. 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 Behind the media glare, to two loving children she was simply the best mother in the world. 
Author: His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales Harry Windsor
Nationality: British   
 Lady Madonna children at your feet Wonder how you manage to make ends meet. Who finds the money when you pay the rent? Did you think that money was heaven sent? 
Collaboration: The Beatles
Nationality: British  - d.  December 1970   
 Happy ever after in the market place Desmond lets the children lend a hand. Molly stays at home and does her pretty face And in the evening she still sings it with the band. 
Collaboration: The Beatles
Nationality: British  - d.  December 1970   
 Let the children play And sit like flowers upon thy grave And crown with flowers - that hardly have A briefer blooming-tide than they. 
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Nationality: British
b. 28 September 1824  - d. 24 October 1897
  
 I may not enter the garden, Though I know the road thereto; And morn by morn to the gateway I see the children go. 
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Nationality: British
b. 28 September 1824  - d. 24 October 1897
  
 Slow yellow river flowing, willows that gesture in tepid August airs, and four children playing at greatness, as, doubtless, great men themselves must play. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Carol was discovering that the one thing that can be more disconcerting than intelligent hatred is demanding love. "She supposed that she was being gracefully dull and standardized in the Smails' presence, but they scented the heretic, and with forward-stooping delight they sat and tried to drag out her ludicrous concepts for their amusement. They were like the Sunday-afternoon mob starting at monkeys in the Zoo, poking fingers and making faces and giggling at the resentment of the more dignified race.... They were staggered to learn that a real tangible person, living in Minnesota, and married to their own flesh-and-blood relation, could apparently believe that divorce may not always be immoral; that illegitimate children do not bear any special and guaranteed form of curse; that there are ethical authorities outside of the Hebrew Bible; that men have drunk wine yet not died in the gutter; that the capitalistic system of distribution and the Baptist wedding-ceremony were not known in the Garden of Eden; ... that there are Ministers of the Gospel who accept evolution; that some persons of intelligence and business ability do not always vote the Republican ticket straight; ... that a violin is not inherently more immoral than a chapel organ... 'Where does she get all them the'ries?' marveled Uncle Whittier Smail. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The doctor asserted, 'Sure religion is a fine influence - got to have it to keep the lower classes in order - fact, it's the only thing that appeals to a lot of these fellows and makes 'em respect the rights of property. And I guess this theology is O.K.; lot of wise old coots figured it out, and they knew more about it than we do.' He believed in the Christian religion, and never thought about it; he believed in the church, and seldom went near it; he was shocked by Carol's lack of faith, and wasn't quite sure what was the nature of the faith that she lacked. Carol herself was an uneasy and dodging agnostic. When she ventured to Sunday School and heard the teachers droning that the genealogy of Shamsherai was a valuable ethical problem for children to think about; when she experimented with the Wednesday prayer-meeting and listened to store-keeping elders giving unvarying weekly testimony in primitive erotic symbols and such gory Chaldean phrases as 'washed in the blood of the lamb' and 'a vengeful God...' then Carol was dismayed to find the Christian religion, in America, in the twentieth century, as abnormal as Zoroastrianism - without the splendor. But when she went to church suppers a felt the friendliness, saw the gaiety with which the sisters served cold ham and scalloped potatoes; when Mrs. Champ Perry cried to her, on an afternoon call, 'My dear, if you just knew how happy it makes you to come into abiding grace,' then Carol found the humanness behind the sanguinary and alien theology. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Mostly the adult Indians did not wish their children to learn these arts from the emissaries of what they astonishingly considered an alien, false and hostile God.  
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 It did seem sounder to build houses which he could build than to teach children a gospel which he did not altogether understand in a Sioux language which he could not quite speak. He reflected, 'If I could put over some kind of equality for Mark Shadrock and Black Wolf, that would be enough heavenly progress for me.' 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child "innocence". The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be. In my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.The American child is a highly intelligent human being - characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, and has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives. Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 I don't believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is a happy place - a place where adults and children can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be twelve years old. They patronize; they treat children as inferiors. I won't do that. I'll temper a story, yes. But I won't play down, and I won't patronize. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 To be a child is something one learns, as one learns the names of rivers or the kings of France. Childhood, for a child, is a sort of falseness, woodenness, stoniness, a lesson recited. Many children are aware of this - that is, aware of being children as a special, prosy condition: "We can't do that! We're children!" Playing children is a long boring game with occasional exciting moments. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 Love is a moment and a lifetime. It is looking at him across a room and feeling that if I don't send the rest of my life with him, I'll have missed the boat. Love is working together, laughing together, growing together. It is respect for each other and the people each cares about, however difficult it is sometimes to like his kinfolk or his friends. Love is wanting to shout from the rooftops the successes, little and big, of one another. Love is wanting to wipe away the tears when failure comes. Love is liking the feel of each other. It is wanting to have children together because hey are the exclamation point of love. Love is laughter, especially in the middle of a quarrel. 
Author: Liz Carpenter
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1920
  
 I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration. 
Author: J. C. Penney
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1875  - d. 12 February 1971
  
 As much success came to him, my father stayed true to his promise. He built the hospital to help the most helpless children with catastrophic illnesses.  
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 Heaven, they say, protects children, sailors, and drunken men; and whatever answers to Heaven in the academical system protects freshmen. 
Author: Thomas Hughs
Nationality: English
b. 20 October 1822  - d. 22 March 1896
  
 With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe. 
Author: Laurence Binyon
Nationality: English
b. 10 August 1869  - d. 10 March 1943
  
 It takes a heap o' children to make a home that's true, And home can be a palace grand, or just a plain, old shoe; But if it has a mother dear, and a good old dad or two, Why, that's the sort of good old home for good old me and you. 
Author: Louis Untermeyer
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1885  - d. 18 December 1977
  
 The censors crawled out of the woodwork, seemingly overnight, organized and determined. Not only would they decide what their children could read, but what all children could read. Challenges to books quadrupled within months, and we'll never know how many teachers, school librarians and principals quietly removed books to avoid trouble. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 I believe that censorship grows out of fear, and because fear is contagious, some parents are easily swayed. Book banning satisfies their need to feel in control of their children's lives. This fear is often disguised as moral outrage. They want to believe that if their children don't read about it, their children won't know about it. And if they don't know about it, it won't happen. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 Censors don't want children exposed to ideas different from their own. If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty. I wish the censors could read the letters kids write. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 I didn't make these discoveries. God has only worked through me to reveal to His children some of His wonderful providence. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 Be clean both inside and out. Neither look up to the rich or down on the poor. Lose, if need be, without squealing. Win without bragging. Always be considerate of women, children, and older people. Be too brave to lie. Be too generous to cheat. Take your share of the world and let others take theirs. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.  
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line? 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 Revolution is an act of love; we are the children of revolution, born to be rebels. It runs in our blood. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming. They don't know I'm only using blanks. 
Author: Emo Phillips
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1956
  
 Every fad has its use-by date, and it seems the middle-class phenomenon of holding children back from starting school may be on the wane. As the latest batch of kindy kids poured through the gates this week, research has been challenging the popular view that delaying entry into school is a recipe for success. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 Our universities have become "high-class flophouses where parents send their children to keep them off the labor market and out of their own hair. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 A certain critic - for such men, I regret to say, do exist - made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained 'all the old Wodehouse characters under different names'. He has probably now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have outgeneralled this man by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 I've always wanted to have children, and I would never again give up that experience for a career. 
Author: Jennifer Aniston
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1969
  
 Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation. 
Author: Warren Beatty
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1937
  
 Adults under threat feel like children. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 They never lynch children, babies, no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 Because my children are howling for pearls and caviar. 
Author: Hilaire Belloc
Nationality: British
b. 27 July 1870  - d. 16 July 1953
  
 After a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world, I find none so perfect, none so scientific, none so philosophic, and none so spiritual as the great religion known by the name of Hinduism. The more you know it, the more you will love it; the more you try to understand it, the more deeply you will value it. Make no mistake; without Hinduism, India has no future. Hinduism is the soil into which India's roots are struck, and torn of that she will inevitably wither, as a tree torn out from its place. Many are the religions and many are the races flourishing in India, but none of them stretches back into the far dawn of her past, nor are they necessary for her endurance as a nation. Everyone might pass away as they came and India would still remain. But let Hinduism vanish and what is she? A geographical expression of the past, a dim memory of a perished glory, her literature, her art, her monuments, all have Hindudom written across them. And if Hindus do not maintain Hinduism, who shall save it? If India's own children do not cling to her faith, who shall guard it? India alone can save India, and India and Hinduism are one. 
Author: Annie Besant
Nationality: English
b. 1 October 1847  - d. 20 September 1933
  
 The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men (cries out for universal brotherhood) for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever. 
Author: Gough Whitlam
Nationality: Australian
b. 11 July 1916
  
 Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 I found criminal clients easy and matrimonial clients hard. Matrimonial clients hate each other so much and use their children to hurt each other in beastly ways. Murderers have usually killed the one person in the world that was bugging them and they're usually quite peaceful and agreeable. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 There will be a proliferation of alternatives to the mom-and-pop approach to raising children, including single parents, communes, multiple parents, and family clusters. The participation of the father in the delivery of his child will be taken for granted. Children will be treated with greater respect and given more autonomy. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: British   
 The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. 
Author: Denis Waitley
Nationality: American
b. December 1933
  
 Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer. 
Author: Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn
Nationality: British
b. December 1928
  
 The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any. 
Author: Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn
Nationality: British
b. December 1928
  
 Not like Gehazi, i.e., dead white, like a leper Not like Lot's wife, all salt Not like Argus, full of eyes Not like Tom Piper, 'hoven and puffed' Not like Crispin, leathery Not like Lazarus, poor Not like Esau, hairy Not like Mary Magdalene, full of whey or maudlin Not like the Gentiles, full of maggots Not like a Bishop, made of burnt milk. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 Dry sun, dry wind; Safe bind, safe find. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 To death we must stoop, be we high, be we low, But how and how suddenly few be that know -, What carry we then but a sheet to the grave, To cover this carcass, of all that we have?" 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 We did long for the pitter-patter of little feet, so we decided to buy a dog. Cheaper, and… get more feet. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Question: "Have you got any kids?" Angus Young: "My wife says I'm the only one"  
Collaboration: AC/DC
Nationality: American   
 Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If mentally disabled children could be brought to the level of normal children then I want to study the potential of 'normal' children". 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The Institution has been devised to afford the means of receiving your children at an early age, almost as soon as they can walk. By this means many of you, mothers and families, will be able to earn a better maintenance or support for your children; you will have less care and anxiety about them, while the children will be prevented from acquiring any bad habits. and gradually prepared to learn the best. They would receive the same care and attention as those who belong to the establishment. Nor will there be any distinction made between the children of those parents who are deemed the worst, and of those who may be esteemed the best members of society: indeed I would prefer to receive the offspring of the worst, if they shall be sent at an early age; because they really require more of our care and pity and by well-training these, society will be more essentially benefited than if the like attention were paid to those whose parents are educating them in comparatively good habits. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 They would receive the same care and attention as those who belong to the establishment. Nor will there be any distinction made between the children of those parents who are deemed the worst, and of those who may be esteemed the best members of society: indeed I would prefer to receive the offspring of the worst, if they shall be sent at an early age; because they really require more of our care and pity and by well-training these, society will be more essentially benefited than if the like attention were paid to those whose parents are educating them in comparatively good habits. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Believe me, my friends, you are yet very deficient with regard to the best modes of training your children, or of arranging your domestic concerns. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 “I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies - we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 The men who still have the largest share of the power in society don't do any domestic work. The very people who are making our most important decisions should know how to cook, know how to grow a garden, diaper a baby, and raise young people. They should not only know these things but practice them. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 Let your children go if you want to keep them. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 The children play At hide and seek About the monument To Speke. And why should the dead Explorer mind Who has nothing to seek And nothing to find? 
Author: Humbert Wolfe
Nationality: English
b. 5 January 1886  - d. 5 January 1940
  
 Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves 
Author: Ernest Dimnet
Nationality: American
b. 09 July 1866  - d.  December 1954
  
 Children live in the same world we do. To kid ourselves that we can shelter them from it isn't just naive it's a vanity. 
Author: Lionel Shriver
Nationality: American
b. 18 May 1957
  
 In my next life I want to live backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, Go collect your pension, and then when you start work, You get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxuirious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and, Voila! You finish off as an orgasm! 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Adopted kids are such a pain - you have to teach them how to look like you. 
Author: Gilda Radner
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1946  - d. 20 May 1989
  
 To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 I remember one day I was coming home from kindergarten I - well, I thought it was kindergarten, it turned out later I'd been working in a factory for two years... I was wondering 'cause it was always really hot and everyone was older than me, but, um, what did I know? 
Author: Ellen de Generes
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1958
  
 I cannot believe that this country cannot come together around some values what these kids need is a moral life... the issue is not ideas, it is conduct. The real question is how we reach these young people morally, and what do we bring to them.  
Author: Robert Martin Coles
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1929
  
 Children don't read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. They have no use for psychology. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff. When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions.  
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1902  - d. 24 July 1991
  
 When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. 
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1902  - d. 24 July 1991
  
 We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children. 
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1902  - d. 24 July 1991
  
 You make 'em, I amuse 'em. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 When at last we are sure You’ve been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms Must be properly filled So that you and your heirs May be properly billed. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 I meant what I said, and I said what I meant An elephant's faithful, One hundred percent. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 On the fifteenth of May, in the Jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing... enjoying the jungle's great joys... When Horton the elephant heard a small noise. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 A person's a person, no matter how small. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 "My friends!", cried the elephant. "Tell me! Do tell! Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?" 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 "You're going to be roped! And you're going to be caged! And, as for your dust speck -- hah! That we shall boil in a hot steaming kettle of Beezle-Nut Oil!" 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 "Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!" 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 "This", cried the Mayor, "is your town's darkest hour! The time for all Whos who have blood that is red To come to the aid of their country!", he said. "We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts! So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!" 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Oh the things you can find If you don't stay behind! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 In the places I go there are things that I see That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 So, on beyond Z! It's high time you were shown That you really don't know All there is to be known. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold, cold, wet day.  
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 We looked! Then we saw him Step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 "Maybe Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store." "Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 In Who-ville they say That the Grinch's small heart Grew three sizes that day! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 And today the great Yertle, that Marvelous he, Is King of the Mud. That is all he can see. And the turtles, of course... all the turtles are free As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 If you never did You should. These things are fun. and Fun is good. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I Am. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 "Mister!", he said with a sawdusty sneeze, "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues, And I'm asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs" -- He was very upset as he shouted and puffed -- "What's that THING you've made out of my Truffula tuft?" 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees, Which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please; But I also speak for the brown Barbaloots, Who frolicked and played in their Barbaloot suits, Happily eating Truffula fruits. Now, since you've chopped the trees to the ground There's not enough Truffula fruit to go 'round! And my poor Barbaloots are all feeling the crummies Because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Catch! calls the Once-ler. He lets something fall. It's a Truffula Seed. It's the last one of all! You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Now all that was left 'neath the bad-smelling sky was my big empty factory... the Lorax... and I. The Lorax said nothing just gave me a glance. Just gave me a very sad, sad backward glance. He lifted himself by the seat of his pants and I'll never forget the grim look on his face as he hoisted himself and took leave of this place through a hole in the smog without leaving a trace and all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word. UNLESS 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 And suppose that you lived In that forest in France Where the average young person Just hasn't a chance To escape from the perilous Pants eating plants! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Young cat! If you keep Your eyes open enough, Oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff! 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 I'm sorry to say so But, sadly it's true That bang-ups and hang-ups Can happen to you. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 On and on you will hike, And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You’ll get mixed up of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact And remember that Life’s a great balancing act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble? 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. 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, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength. 
Author: Rachel Carson
Nationality: American
b. December 1907  - d.  December 1964
  
 I'd like to protect children, too, but is everything worth sacrificing to that? I mean, drugs have done a lot of good. They've midwived a lot of good ideas. A lot of great songs, you know? I think "Penny Lane" is worth 10 dead kids. I think Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. There, I said it. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We do it all the time, we legislate taste. We do it with the tax code. Churches and children get a tax break, because it's assumed that we all agree that we want to encourage churches and children. I don't. I don't. That's my opinion. I don't want to encourage either churches or children, and it's a very bad idea to put them together. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Having children is fabulous, but not only does it take a village to raise a child, it takes a village to raise an adult.  
Author: Catherine Deveny
Nationality: Australian   
 Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee. 
Author: Sir David Paradine Frost
Nationality: Australian
b. 07 April 1939
  
 Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult. 
Author: Sir David Paradine Frost
Nationality: Australian
b. 07 April 1939
  
 The most miraculous thing that had ever happened in my life. 
Author: Whittaker Chambers
Nationality: American
b. 01 April 1901  - d. 09 July 1961
  
 They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children. Guess which one I am. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Kids can't understand irony or sarcasm, and I don't want them to perceive me as insincere. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 You educate a woman, you educate a family. You educate a girl, you educate the future. 
Author: Queen Rania al Yassin
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1970
  
 Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood? 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract, teach him to deduct. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. 
Author: Chief Seattle
Nationality: Native American
b. December 1786  - d.  December 1866
  
 I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The thing I'm the most proud of in my personal life is that my daughter actually thinks that I'm fabulous. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My responsibility is not to say 'do exactly what I've done.' It's just to say this is what I did. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly? and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Any child who cannot do long division by himself does not deserve to smoke. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 When the six-year-old daughter of a friend of mine overheard her father telling someone that I had been awarded the Nobel Prize, she asked whether I had ever received it before. He replied that the Prize was something you could get only once. Whereupon the small girl thought a moment: 'Oh' she said, 'so it's like chicken-pox.' 
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Nationality: South African
b. 20 November 1923
  
 Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 One of the hardest things to teach a child is that the truth is more important than the consequences. 
Author: Orlando A. Battista
Nationality: Canadian
b. 20 June 1917  - d. 03 October 1995
  
 Marriage is about raising children. That's the purpose of the institution. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Just because children get older, doesn't mean they get less stupid. 
Author: Archaeopteryx
Nationality: American
b. December 1948
  




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