A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, 'I don't know.'
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.
A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
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