Quotations on the Children Themselves
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Our children change us…whether they live or not.

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991


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

Mary MacCracken


A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.

Robertson Davies, "What's Bred in the Bone"


If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy


Children are the dreams we send to a future that we will never see.



Once you see a child's self-image begin to improve, you will see significant gains in achievement areas, but even more important, you will see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more.

Wayne Dyer


The adult looks to deeds, the child to love.

Hindustani proverb


A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often.



Nature makes the boy toward, nurture sees him forward.

Richard Mulcaster


There is only one child in the world; and that child's name is ALL CHILDREN.

Carl Sandburg


Simplicity is always a virtue. One kid on a riverbank working out a Stephen Foster tune on his new harmonica heard from the correct esthetic distance projects more magic and power than the entire Vienna Philharmonic and Chorus laboring (once again) through the Mozart Requiem or Bach's B Minor Mass.

Edward Abbey


What is a child? An experiment. A fresh attempt to produce the just man made perfect: that is, to make humanity divine.

George Bernard Shaw


One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I am convinced that there is ten times more good than bad in a child, and about the bad, we can wait and see.

Janusz Korczak


Thank God for the maladjusted child.

Martin Luther King


When a child walks down the road, a company of angels goes before him proclaiming, "Make way for the image of the Holy One."

Hasidic Saying


Many things can wait. Children cannot.
Today their bones are being formed, their blood
is being made, their senses are being developed.
To them we cannot say "tomorrow."
Their name is today.

Gabriela Mistral


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