The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
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.
If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
He looked the boy up and down as if he had never seen a child before and wasn't quite sure what he was supposed to do with one: eat it, ignore it or kick it down the stairs.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Beautiful eyes are those that show the beautiful thoughts that burn below.
I am like a child who blows up a bubble of soap. At first the bubble is very small, but it is already spherical. Then the child blows the bubble up very softly, until he is afraid that it will burst.
When a mother takes pictures of her children on the beach, she doesn't take herself for an artist; she does it for love, which is an excellent reason, from my point of view.
Children need systems that are inclusive and driven by them, systems that will enable them to respond to their feelings and needs at any time.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
What adults call 'wrong' in Child Art is the most beautiful and most precious. I value highly those things done by small children. They are the first and purest source of artistic creation.
The soul is healed by being with children. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Children are like grown people; the experience of others is never of any use to them.
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Never have more children than you have car windows.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
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