Quotes and proverbs about children and childhood.
Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
Children and fools tell the truth.
Children make your life important.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Fruits of the same tree have different tastes; children of the same mother have various qualities.
Give an apple to the little ones, a book to the old.
He who plants a coconut tree plants vessels and clothing, food and drink, a habitation for himself and a heritage for his children.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sunt pueri pueri, puerilia tractant. (Children are children, children do childish things)
(Our Latin teacher would say this when we were misbehaving in class.)
The children eat the fruit and the father sleeps on the peel.
The end of a novel, like the end of a children’s dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plums.
The more stupid the child the dearer it is.
There is no cure for stupid wives and willful children.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.