Inspirational Quotes about Children

Being Big Means..................

May we all recognise and celebrate the fact that we never really grow up. Adults are just tall children.

 

Close to midnight.

You shout, I awake.

You scream, I rush to your bed.

You are three years old.

I almost panic.

Your bed is empty.

"Charis where are you?" I'm now shouting.

"In the toilet," you reply.

Maybe I should panic.

I get there in no time

and see you sitting

in the dark.

Your arms held high,

proudly

above your head.

Your eyes wide,

your delight

as you tell me

excitedly,

"Look dad,

I don't have to hold,

I'm big!

Hey dad?"

Russ Baleson

Children need love most when they deserve it the least. Susy Yelh

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. Robert Brault

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them. Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them. Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him. Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it. Pamela Glenconner

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. Michael Levine

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next. Franklin P. Jones

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin

Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali

Children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. Annie Sullivan

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. Mahatma Gandhi

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home. Bill Cosby

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carlson

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too.  If you lie, they will too.  If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either.  And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.  Marian Wright Edelman

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. Joyce Maynard

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be. David Bly

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. Garrison Keillor

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. George Bernard Shaw

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires. Dorothy Parker

In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers

You, who are on the road
Must have a code
That you can live by.
And so, become yourself
Because the past
Is just a goodbye.

Teach, your children well
Their father's hell
Did slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick's
The one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would die
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

And you (Can you hear and)
Of tender years (Do you care and)
Can't know the fears (Can you see we)
That your elders grew by (Must be free to)
And so please help (Teach your children)
Them with your youth (You believe and)
They seek the truth (Make a world that)
Before they can die (We can live in)

Teach your parents well
Their children’s hell
Will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick's
The one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. Frank A. Clark

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. Haim Ginott

It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. Walt Disney

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes

The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives. Robert Brault

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Mark Twain

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher

What a child does not receive, he can seldom later give. P. D. James

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. Louis Pasteur

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. P. J. O’Rourke

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? Jane Nelson

Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson

A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. Bill Vaughn

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas. Paula Poundstone

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and he bends you with his might that his arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; for even as he loves the arrow that flies, so he loves also the bow that is stable. Kahlil Gibran

 

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.  Bill Cosby

 

Before you were conceived I wanted you.  Before you were born I loved you.  Before you were here an hour I would die for you.  This is the miracle of life.  Maureen Hawkins

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Wonderful hub! Great quotes, and I love that song.


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Great hub my friend.


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Habee, that song has always been one of my favourites.


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thank you my friend! Much appreciated.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Teach your children well . .. ah my friend you know I loved this Hub and have already "favorite d" it! Great way to start a day. I especially love the video of Kahill Gibran!

Big Thumbs up with a big smile upon my face!


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

A smile on your face is a smile on my face! Thank you.

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