Friday, May 06, 2005

Quotes about Children

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again.  ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762 In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children.  The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted.  The result is unruly children and childish adults.  ~Thomas Szasz Children are unpredictable.  You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.  ~Franklin P. Jones Boy, n.:  a noise with dirt on it.  ~Not Your Average Dictionary I am fond of children - except boys.  ~Lewis Carroll Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.  ~George Bernard Shaw There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.  ~Author Unknown A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 li

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