Quotations About / On: CHILD
Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavours to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Nekayah, in The History of Rasselas, ch. 26 (1759).)
Be aware that the more often a child hears the word no, the greater his need to say no himself.
(Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 5 (1994).)
There dwell the children of the dark Night, the dread gods Sleep and Death.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 603.)
Disobedient parents are a great trouble to their children.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models.
(Alice Sterling Honig (20th century), child development specialist. "Helping Children Become More Caring and Cooperative," NYSAEYC Reporter (winter 1994).)
Mothers don't put their children in daycare because they don't love them.
(Alison Clarke-Stewart (20th century), child development specialist, researcher. Daycare, ch. 2 (1982).)
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Little Prince, ch. 1 (1943).)
I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my little child.
(Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Indian Nobel Prize winning author. The Crescent Moon, "The Judge," (1913).)
On every formal visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.
(Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Sense and Sensibility, ch. 6 (1811).)
No one can keep a secret better than a child.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. Les Misérables, pt. 2, bk. 8, ch. 8 (1862).)