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Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.

Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
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.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
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.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Children are the keys of paradise.
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
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.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Children are poor men's riches.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.

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