Quotes and a Verse About Children
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to Me,
and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven
belongs to such as these.'"
- Matthew 19:14
"Children require guidance and sympathy
far more than instruction."
- Annie Sullivan
"It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally,
and politely, put parents in their place."
"A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter
of whether children hang up their pajamas or put dirty
towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves
and others - and whether they see everyday chores as
related to how we treat this planet."
- Eda Leshan
"A child can always teach an adult three things:
to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something,
and to know how to demand with all his might
that which he desires."
- Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain
"Children are our most valuable natural resource."
- Herbert Hoover
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to
give our children. One is roots; the other, wings."
- Hodding Carter
"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up
children; now I have six children and no theories."
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
"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."
- Marilyn French
"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
"Human beings are the only creatures that allow
their children to come back home."
- Bill Cosby
"Bitter are the tears of a child; Sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child; Take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it."
- Pamela Glenconner