Friday, 23 March 2012


A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often. - Unknown

A child building a sandcastle is not "working hard". It doesn’t seem to him to be a task. It simply fills his imagination at the time it’s going on, and anything else is an irritant. - Jonathan Miller

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice - but as yet unstained. - Lyman Abbott

A child is an uncut diamond. - Austin O’Malley

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. - Francois Rabelais

A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes –  and it will come – may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. - Jane Smiley

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passer-by leaves a mark. - Chinese Saying

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. - Unknown

Before children can learn how to resolve conflict, they must empty their cup with respect to believing that aggression should always be met with aggression. - Terrence Webster-Doyle

By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. - Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Children are a comfort to men because the youngsters cannot contradict them. - Abraham Miller

Children are natural mimics. They act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners. - Grenville Kleiser

Children are not yet fools, but we shall turn them into imbeciles like ourselves, with high I.Q.’s if possible. - R. D. Laing

Children are poor mens riches. - English Proverb

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. - Aldous Huxley

Children are the boldest philosophers. They enter life naked, not covered by the smallest fig leaf of dogma, absolutes, creeds. This is why every question they ask is so absurdly naïve and so frighteningly complex. - Yevgeny Zamyatin

Children are the brightest treasures we bring forth into this world, but too large a percentage of the population continues to treat them as inconveniences and nuisances, when they're not treating them as possessions or toys. - Charles de Lint

Children are the great gamble. From the moment they are born, our helplessness increases. Instead of being ours to mould and shape after our best knowledge and endeavour, they are themselves. - Josephine Hart

Children aren’t colouring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favourite colours. - Khaled Hosseini

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us. - Unknown

Children have never been any good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin 

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. - W. E. B DuBois

Children need models more than they need critics. - Joseph Joubert

Dont handicap your children by making their lives easy. - Robert Heinlein

Dont limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. - Rabbinical Saying

Every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou

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. 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. - Walt Disney

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. - Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. - L. R. Knost

It is important to communicate to children about what we are going through. We often speak in half truths. We don't frame the truth or explain our experience in terms they can understand. We need to take time to do this. What has to happen is that more people have to get involved with more children. Focus energy on the child. Children are raising themselves these days in all sorts of strange ways. - James Redfield

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. - Ann Landers

Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. - Jim Henson

Look at the world through a child’s eyes and see if that would not bring a little zest for living back into your life. - Unknown

No child is born a criminal: no child is born an angel: he’s just born. - Sir Sydney Smith

Some people never learn how to talk to kids. They turn up the volume and enunciate with extra care, as if talking to a partially deaf immigrant. They sound as if they're reading lines somebody else wrote for them, or as if what they're saying is really for the benefit of other adults listening and not just for the child. Kids sense that and turn off. - F. Paul Wilson

Spend time with children. Learn more about laughter, spontaneity, curiosity, acceptance, resilience, trust, determination, and your imagination. They are here to teach us. - Unknown

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe. - Jean Paul Richter

The greatest gifts you can give your children are … the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. - Denis Waitley

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. - Stephen Nachmanovitch

The native and untaught suggestions of inquisitive children do often offer things, that may set a considering man's thoughts on work. And I think there is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed, and the prejudices of their education. - John Locke

Train your child as if you were preparing a prince for his future reign, for he will grow up to be one of the forces that shapes the future of mankind. - Unknown

We teach children to save their money. As an attempt to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value. But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues of self-expression or self-expenditure. To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him to save. - Henry Ford

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

Whatever you teach a child, whether it is through your words or through your actions, lives on forever in his or her heart. - Unknown

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart. - Horace Mann

When people talk about wanting to "have children someday," what they really mean is that they want babies. Nobody wants an angry adolescent. Nobody wants an obnoxious seven-year-old trying to wear out dirty words they just learned in school that day. What they really want is cute, adorable babies who love you and need you. The bad stuff is just the price you agree to pay for having the good stuff. - Paul Reiser

You cannot fail to parent your children at home, then expect teachers to work miracles with them in the classroom. - Unknown

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