Thursday, May 12, 2005

Quotes about Children

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.  ~Robert Benchley The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.  ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985 Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind.  ~François Duc de la Rochefoucauld Little girls are cute and small only to adults.  To one another they are not cute.  They are life-sized.  ~Margaret Atwood What is a home without children?  Quiet.  ~Henny Youngman It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.  ~John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age.  ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 1945 Do your kids a favor - don't have any.  ~Robert Orben Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.  ~Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.  ~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are.  Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are.  Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~Phyllis Diller Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  ~Robert Gallagher Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.  ~Red Skelton The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.  ~Joe Houldsworth There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.  ~Frank A. Clark If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.  ~Edgar W. HoweThe real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.  ~Joan Kerr, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1957 Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it:  little men already.  ~Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères, 1688 There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff Related Quotations: Babies,  Childhood,  Inner ChildMothers,  Parents,  Teenagers Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/children.html documen

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