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Children

Quotes and proverbs about children and childhood.



Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

Milton


Children and fools tell the truth.


Children make your life important.

Erma Bombeck


Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

Margaret Mead


Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert


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.

Pablo Picasso


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.

Einstein


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)

Latin
P. Strik
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.

Anthony Trollope


The more stupid the child the dearer it is.


There is no cure for stupid wives and willful children.

Chinese proverb


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American