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Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

 

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

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Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

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.
- John Bradshaw

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Whenever I date a guy, I think,
"Is this the man I want my children
to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner

Never have more children than you have car windows.
- Erma Bombeck

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

Never raise your hand to your children -
it leaves your midsection unprotected.
- Robert Orben

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

I like children - fried.
- W. C. Fields

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children
of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

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

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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