Found 26 thoughts of children

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

John J. Plomp

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.

Norman Douglas

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.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.

King Edward VIII

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.

Robert Orben

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education should be viewed as a precious gift rather than an obligation

Albert Einstein

Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.

Lawana Blackwell

Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.

Daniel Raeburn

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.

Dick Cavett

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.

Peter Ustinov

Be gentle with the young.


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.

Anatole Broyard

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

Bill Watterson

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.

W. Somerset Maugham

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.

Sam Levenson

Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.

Lawana Blackwell

Never have children, only grandchildren.

Gore Vidal

Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.


Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

Robert Byrne

Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Our children change us... whether they live or not.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken
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