Quotations About / On: CHILDREN

  • 1.
    America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.
    (Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 3 (1983).)
  • 2.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Samuel Johnson, children, child
  • 3.
    Mother lost her children, children lost their parents.
    (Cruelty)
    More quotations from: Md. Anisur Rahman
  • 4.
    Christmas is the song of children's joy and the beginning of children's wish
    (Susan Aparejo's personal quote)
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  • 5.
    One Momma could care for nine children, but nine children couldn't care for one momma.
    (That's just the way it is...)
    More quotations from: NEDRA WILSON
  • 6.
    My child is always my child and, nothing will come between us.
    (Bond)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 7.
    The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved.
    (Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 5 (1994).)
    More quotations from: Cathy Rindner Tempelsman, child
  • 8.
    There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Anglo-Irish novelist. The House in Paris, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1935).)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Bowen, children, alone
  • 9.
    Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
  • 10.
    A lifetime [or, eternity] is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. quoted in Hippolytus [early third century A.D.], Refutation 9.9.4, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, trans. by R.D. McKirahan, Jr., eds. S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, and C.D.C. Reeve, Hackett Publishing Co. (1995).)
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