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Quotes About Children
•“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” 
― Margaret Mead
•“It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” 
― Frank Warren
•“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” 
― Frederick Douglass 
•“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” 
― Clarence Darrow
•“You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.” 
― Bill Cosby 
•“Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein
•“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” 
― Theodore Hesburgh 
•“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” 
― Angela Schwindt
•“Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.” 
― Phyllis Diller 
•“All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ” 
― Erma Bombeck
•“Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.” 
― Ludwig van Beethoven 
•“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” 
― John Wilmot
•“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” 
― P. J. O'Rourke 
•“I wonder if other mothers feel a tug at their insides, watching their children grow up into the people they themselves wanted so badly to be.”
― Jodi Picoult
•“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” 
― Zora Neale Hurston 
•“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.” 
― Plato
•“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” 
― James A. Baldwin   
•“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” 
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
•“The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.” 
― Karen Maezen Miller
“If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.” 
― Bette Davis
•“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” 
― Oscar Wilde
•“The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt 
•“Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality.” 
― Iris Marion Young
•“All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.” 
― Franklin P. Jones 
•“You should listen to even the smallest voice, someday it could be the one that makes a difference.” 
― Crystal Marcos
•“Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.” 
― Democritus 
•“Our children are watching us live, and what we ARE shouts louder than anything we can say.” 
― Wilfred A. Peterson
•“Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.” 
― Robert Gallagher
•“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” 
― Franklin P. Jones
•“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” 
― Denis Waitley 
•“In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.” 
― Herodotus
•“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.” 
― Barbara Bush   
•“We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.” 
― Roy L. Smith   
•“This was the ghetto: where children grow down instead of up.” 
― Jerry Spinelli
•“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.” 
― Aristotle 
•“What we instill in our children will be the foundation upon which they build their future.” 
― Steve Maraboli
•“Women are nothing but machines for producing children.” 
― Napoleon Bonaparte   
•“To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.” 
― Josh Billings
•“Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” 
― Robert Fulghum 
•“The best way to guide children without coercion is to be ourselves.” 
― Madeleine L'Engle
•“A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.” 
― Elizabeth Gaskell
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