Quotations About / On: CHILDREN

  • 31.
    Children make your life important.
    (Erma Bombeck (late 20th-century), U.S. humorist and author. Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession, ch. 25 (1983).)
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  • 32.
    This was like stealing thunder from a child.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew, "The Rope Trick Explained," Harper & Brothers (1936).)
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  • 33.
    You will always be your child's favorite toy.
    (Vicki Lansky (20th century), U.S. author. Trouble-Free Travel with Children, Chapter 3 (1991).)
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  • 34.
    Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
    (Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.)
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  • 35.
    The children of childish parents age quickly.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 36.
    Some children have the most disagreeable way of getting grown-up
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, April 17, 1868, to Agnes Argles. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. I, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 37.
    Children now accuse their parents of ingratitude.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 38.
    Then spare the rod and spoil the child.
    (Samuel Butler (1612-1680), British poet. Hudibras, pt. 2, cto. 1 (1663-1678).)
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  • 39.
    Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 612 (Phaedra).)
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  • 40.
    A man growing old becomes a child again.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 434 (Peleus).)
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