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There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Children have more need of models than of critics.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that.
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
The only moral lesson which is suited for a child, the most important lesson for every time of life, is this: Never hurt anybody.
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. [I Corinthians 13:11]
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
There is no sinner like a young saint.
There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up.
A baby is born into this world in a state of fear. Total paranoia and awareness. He sees the world with eyes not used yet. As he grows up, his parents lay all this stuff on him. They tell him, when they should be letting him tell them. Let the children lead you.
All they need is the presence of their parents and they do the rest themself.
All they need is the presence of their parents and they do the rest themselves.
May the pain from the past be the fuel for the future.
Children are the only innocent people in this world, they are the victims of our actions.
LIFE IS LIKE A JOURNEY No matter how fast you drive, the traffic jam will make you wait for those you left. No matter how fast you drive, the traffic police will make you wait for those you left. No matter how fast you drive, the traffic lights will make you wait for those you left. No matter how fast or slow you drive, the accident will always happen accidentally, otherwise it won’t be called an accident.
Every child should have an occasional pat on the back as long as it is applied low enough and hard enough. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1975

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