Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin,...
The young remember most deeply.... When we are old and failing, it is the memories of childhood which can be summoned most clearly.
The best thing to spend on your children is your time.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Children are the world's most valuable resource.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
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