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We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.  ~Stacia Tauscher


You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance.  ~Franklin P. Jones


A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often.  ~Author Unknown


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


A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.  ~Author Unknown


Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.  ~Harold Hulbert


A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.  ~Bill Vaughan


Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.  ~William Stafford


Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.  ~John W. Whitehead, The Stealing of America, 1983


Children are one third of our population and all of our future.  ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981


Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.  ~Fran Lebowitz


If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.  ~Pearl S. Buck


Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.  ~Rabindranath Tagore


You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again.  ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762


In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children.  The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted.  The result is unruly children and childish adults.  ~Thomas Szasz


Children are unpredictable.  You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.  ~Franklin P. Jones


Children make you want to start life over.  ~Muhammad Ali


Boy, n.:  a noise with dirt on it.  ~Not Your Average Dictionary


I am fond of children - except boys.  ~Lewis Carroll


Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.  ~George Bernard Shaw


Like fruit, children are sweetest just before they turn bad.  ~Dena Groquet


There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.  ~Author Unknown


A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice - especially when she's taking a nap.  ~Author Unknown


A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.  ~Robert Benchley


The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.  ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985


Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind.  ~François Duc de la Rochefoucauld


Little girls are cute and small only to adults.  To one another they are not cute.  They are life-sized.  ~Margaret Atwood


While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt


What is a home without children?  Quiet.  ~Henny Youngman


It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.  ~John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese


There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age.  ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 1945


Do your kids a favor - don't have any.  ~Robert Orben


Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.  ~Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto


Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.  ~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969


Our genes make us immortal.  ~The Secret of Life, PBS


Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are.  Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are.  Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~Phyllis Diller


Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  ~Robert Gallagher


Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.  ~Red Skelton


The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.  ~Joe Houldsworth


There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.  ~Frank A. Clark


If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.  ~Edgar W. Howe


The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.  ~Joan Kerr, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1957


Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it:  little men already.  ~Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères, 1688


There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff

 


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