Quotes and Sayings about Children



"God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

"As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Children, Job)

"If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Men, Children, Fight, Kids, Strangers, Want)

"I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate."
- John Adams
(Related: Children, Fate, May, Mind, Ruin)

"As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children."
- John Adams
(Related: Love, Admiration, Birds, Children, Heroes)

"Our children's children will hear a good story."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Children, Will)

"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience."
- Will Adams
(Related: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
- Will Adams
(Related: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

"Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds."
- Kate Adie
(Related: People, Children, Now)

"For children preserve the fame of a man after his death."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Death, Children, Fame, Man)

"It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children."
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Related: Children, First, Parents)

"I kind of had my life planned out for me. I'd be married at some point, have, you know, 1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day. But I think that that was kind of my problem. I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Life, Children, Day, Direction)

"Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Children, Songs, Word)

"Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Family, Society, Children, Paradise)

"If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Men, Children)

"My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures."
- Sherman Alexie
(Related: Purpose, Authority, Children)

"Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

"This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Abuse, America, Children, Country, Fight, October, Violence)

"I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children's lives in my congressional district."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Positive, Children)

"Head Start is designed to ensure that all children - regardless of their family's income, race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Family, Children, Income, Race)

"My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Father, Children, Self)

"If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Love, God, Burden, Children, Country)

"Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Children, Choice, Choices, Job, Now, Prison)

"To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

"I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Children, Harm, Obligation)

"Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

"Until I separated from Parker, I had never been without them-and it's the hardest thing to share them. But we're trying to give the children the semblance of having whole lives."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Children, Trying)

"I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: People, Children)

"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

"I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways."
- Steve Almond
(Related: Time, Children, Production)

"In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Children)

"Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Children, Conviction, Passion)

"They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Children, Will, World)

"It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Time, People, Children, Will)

"A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children."
- Ian Anderson
(Related: Money, Music, Children)

"I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Books, Children, First, Mystery, Words)

"It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Life, Children, Man)

"I'm a mother with two small children, so I don't take as much crap as I used to."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Mother, Children)

"One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Science, Society)

"The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Baseball)

"Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control."
- Virginia C. Andrews
(Related: Fear, Control, Being, Children, Deep)

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Talent, Children, Ignorance)

"You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn't matter what party you're in. When you call your children and you say 'How are you?' - and what you are really asking is, 'Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?', That resonates across the state, not across party lines."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: America, Children, Job, Party, State)

"We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Children, Future)

"Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)

"Having children with someone is the real bond."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Children)

"If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

"Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying."
- David Antin
(Related: Children, Saying, Singing)

"There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

"You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Children, Noses)

"You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Heart, Children)

"I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long."
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: Mother, Wife, HusbBlood, Children, Queen)

"There aren't many poster children for cool angst. Everybody thinks it's cool if you're the bad girl."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Children)

"I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Faith, Family, People, Children, Religious, Support)

"Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Change, Men, Growth, Children)

"Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Truth, People, Children)

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Life, Children, Living)

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
- Aristotle
(Related: Children, Fathers, Mothers)

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision."
- Dick Armey
(Related: People, Children, Politicians)

"Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbAttention, Children, Faults, Help)

"If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house. It's just not good."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Children, Drinks, Drugs, Want)

"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)

"Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder."
- Eberhard Arnold
(Related: Children, Eyes, Wonder)

"Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Love, Children, Learning)

"The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Ability, Children, Internet)

"The truth is that I am enslaved... in one vast love affair with 70 children."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Love, Truth, Children)

"I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?"
- David Attenborough
(Related: May, Question)

"The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Animals, Children, Faces)

"I feel fully decided that we should all go to Europe together and to work as if an established Partnership for Life consisting of Husband Wife and Children."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Work, Wife, HusbChildren, Europe, Partnership)

"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Children, Fathers, Man, World)

"Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Intelligence, Children, Creation)

"All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Money, Time, Ambition, Children, Poems, Prose)

"Head Start is especially important to Latino children. Latino children make up more than one-third, 34 percent, of all those eligible for the program."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Children)

"Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Values, Children, Nation, Parents, Schools, Teaching)

"Caring for our children and making sure they do not get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Caring, Children, Drugs, Responsibility)

"Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Success, Ability, America, Children, Future, Will)

"All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Life, Chance, Children, Potential)

"The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Goal, Chance, Children, Nation)

"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Death, Men, Fear, Children)

"Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Children)

"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Wife, Virtue, Children, Fortune)

"When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, 'We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work'."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Work, Children)

"I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

"Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Children, Forget)

"We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: People, Birds, Children, Fighting, Fish, Play)

"When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

"Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Garden, Plants, Will)

"Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Being, Children)

"When I got a telly we had no aerial, but I discovered that if I or one of the children stood by it you could get a picture. So I had to make a statue that could stand by the telly."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Children)

"I've never been drawn to the feminist movement. I was brought up to believe that men had little to do with the home or children - except to bring in the money."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Home, Men, Money, Children)

"Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Children, May)

"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Age, Children, Curiosity, Parents, Want)

"Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: God, Thought, America, Animation, Children, Country, Disney, Mind)

"My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Idea, Chicago, Children, Parents, Russia)

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Children, Listening)

"The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy)

"The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy, Want, Will)

"That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Experience, Books, Children, School)

"There are not the same factual shows anymore - children's TV has become much more trivial."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Children)

"You see much more of your children once they leave home."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Home, Children)

"I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Children)

"What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Fear, Children, Pleasure, Tomorrow)

"My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Children, Kids)

"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Education, Mother, Character, Children, Word)

"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Children, Loss, Woman)

"Finance, like time, devours its own children."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Finance, Time, Children)

"Every man should see the birth of his children."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Children, Man)

"I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Children, English, Games, School)

"Bambi has a profound effect on children because it's about losing your mother."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Mother, Children, Effect, Losing)

"Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important, and say, We were raised on your characters, and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Children, Now, Parents, Pretty)

"I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Work, Husband, Teenagers)

"Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Children, Country, Crime, Police)

"Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?"
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Anger, Time, Children, Experts, Feeling)

"I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Home, Children, Job)

"I'm going to take over on the Techno Comics so I'm going to be dealing in the children's merchandising type department. But that's just setting it up and having somebody run it."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Children)

"I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Children, College, Parents)

"What God chooses for us children of men is always the best."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Men, God, Children)

"If they take their children to doctors, they believe they are putting their faith in man instead of in God."
- Bob Bartlett
(Related: Faith, God, Children, Doctors, Man)

"The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be, if only for the fact that our lives have become busier: jobs, children, and the like."
- John Barton
(Related: Children, Community, Fact, Jobs, Poets)

"People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Art, Experience, People, Children)

"If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Children, Will)

"The children don't wear their masks at home and in controlled surroundings."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Home, Children)

"Michael Jackson has some contact with his mother. I know she is involved with the children."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Mother, Children)

"He was very concerned about his children potentially being kidnapped or attached, and that's why they were covered up. When he went to Berlin zoo, there were 200 photographers."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Being, Children)

"Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

"State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Age, Government, Financial, Children, State, Support)

"These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, College, Living, State)

"Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are neither reunited with their families, nor adopted."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children)

"I'm a virgin and I brought up all my children to be the same."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Children)

"The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day."
- Orlando A. Battista
(Related: Time, Children, Day, Inheritance)

"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Funny, Children, Nothing, Revenge, Sarcastic, World)

"But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

"I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: American, Children, Crime, Will)

"Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

"One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: People, Children, Grace)

"Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Education, Quality, Children, Constitution, Nation, Pretty)

"I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it."
- Emmanuelle Beart
(Related: Life, People, Children, Right)

"I'm blessed with eight children - though I'm talking about eight adults now."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Children, Now, Talking)

"Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Motivation, Act, Actors, Being, Children)

"Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

"It does not have to be that the greatest generation is behind us. It does not have to be that our children will have a lower standard of living. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Children, Living, Will)

"Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Children, Teaching)

"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Anger, Children, Grief, Guilt)

"Adults under threat feel like children."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Children)

"Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Children, Old)

"Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, People, Children, Revolution, Help)

"I believed in raising my children as I had been raised."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Children)

"Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?"
- Gary Becker
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Children, Fighting)

"When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children."
- David Beckham
(Related: Children, Kids, Now, World)

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Inconsistency)

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Heaven)

"The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Children)

"Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Virtue, Children, Gold)

"Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Experience, Money, Virtue, Children)

"However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home."
- Robert Neelly Bellah
(Related: Home, Children, Parents)

"We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Abuse, Children, Exploitation, Labor, Open, Public)

"It's estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty million children in the world engaged in some form of exploitative child labour."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, May, World)

"Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, Countries, Suffering)

"Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, Rights)

"The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

"The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and provide their children with decent education."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Education, Children, Poor, Solution)

"UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Food, Children)

"Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children, advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical, technical, research or supply support."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Work, Children, Corporate, Help, Research, Support)

"Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Being, Children, Law, Opinions)

"In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Leadership, Time, Financial, Benefits, Children, Corporate, Expertise, World)

"In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Equality, Education, Health, Values, Children, Corporate, Mission, Protection, World)

"I think tremendous change has taken place since the World Summit for Children in 1990."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Change, Children, World)

"I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: War, Hope, Children, Years)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Policy, Children, Influence, Past)

"And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Children, Rights, Nations, Problems)

"Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Education, Children, Exercise, Future, Rights)

"In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Appearance, Children, Curiosity, Old)

"In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Travel, America, Children, Class, First)

"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Children, Dogs, Harm)

"Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Parents, Want)

"Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: God, Children, Destiny, Parents, Responsibility)

"I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)

"We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Children, Humanity)

"Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?"
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Children, Now)

"Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Children, Parents)

"Our common language is English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language."
- William Bennett
(Related: Children, English, Language)

"For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously."
- William Bennett
(Related: Morality, Children, Eyes)

"In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Age, People, America, Being, Care, Children, Old, Parents)

"The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving."
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Related: Love, Children, Discovery, Gain)

"Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Love, Children, Disappointment, Discouragement)

"Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Art, Science, Children)

"The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Fear, Failure, Advice, Books, Children, Desire, Right, Wonder)

"No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

"As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Change, Technology, Children, Grandparents, Internet, Strangers, Talk)

"This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Children, Comfort, Internet, Legislation, Libraries, Parents, Schools)

"But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Death, Cause, Children, Deed, Difference, Israel)

"If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank, but the children always came first."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Children, First)

"There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: America, Children, Idiots, Providence, states, United)

"Parents should watch what their children watch and not use TV as a babysitter. If a show is objectionable they should turn it OFF. They should write the president of the network and tell him they are never going to watch that program again and why."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Children, Network, Parents, President)

"It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Love, Time, Children, Focus, Nation, Parents, Right)

"Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?"
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: People, Idea, Children, Help, Idealism, Sense, Will)

"Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Government, Children, Help, Job, Kids, May, Parents, Want)

"Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

"If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn't be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Travel, Children, Kids, Talk, World)

"Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war."
- Tony Blair
(Related: War, Possibility, Children, First, May)

"What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

"You know you've made it when you've been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls - it's a bit scary, actually."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Children)

"Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Authority, Children, Entertainment, Parents, Public)

"Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Success, Idea, Children, Competence, Fathers, Mothers)

"The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Children, Class, Mothers, Nothing, Workers)

"I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Government, Children, Day, Despair, Faces, Forget, Parents, State, Victims)

"Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

"Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they're not discerning about whether it looks great or it's a great story or anything."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Love, Children)

"When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching."
- Robert Bly
(Related: Home, Father, Children, Day, Teaching, Temperament)

"Because I practice often with my children at home."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Home, Children, Practice)

"Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them."
- John Boehner
(Related: Dad, Mom, Children)

"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

"It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Car, Children, Saying, Windows)

"In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Children, Television)

"I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years.""
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Time, Children, Years)

"Never have more children than you have car windows."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Car, Children, Windows)

"No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Bed, Children, Mothers)

"Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: People, Children, Parents)

"All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Courage, Children, Moments)

"Children make your life important."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Life, Children)

"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Children, Direction, Revolution)

"Women are nothing but machines for producing children."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Women, Children, Machines, Nothing)

"Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Education, Bureaucracy, Children, Focus, Teachers)

"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Society, Children, World)

"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Society, Morality, Children)

"So although women can do anything that men can't do, they can also do something that men can't do, and that is mother their children."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Men, Women, Mother, Children)

"I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible... and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Children, Parents)

"The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Home, Success, Dream, Goals, American, Children, College, Job, Ownership)

"I watched children dying. That will be the image that will stay with me."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Children, Dying, Will)

"It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible."
- Lucien Bouchard
(Related: Intelligence, Life, Childhood, Children, Sense, Wonder, World)

"Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Children)

"There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Children, End, Talking)

"I play a scientist in a futuristic world in which 99% of the men have been wiped out. As a result, the women are nearly all homosexuals and the children are cloned."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Play, Result, World)

"We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: God, Equality, Cause, Children, Country, Freedom, Justice, United)

"If you don't move to protect copyright, if you don't move to protect our children, it's not going to sit well."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Children)

"If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)

"I love children and I love men, but I can't commit to either for the rest of my life."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Life, Love, Men, Children, Rest)

"Job was the greatest of all the children of the east, and his afflictions were well-nigh more than he could bear; but even if we imagined them wearing him to death, that would not make his story tragic."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Death, Children, Job)

"We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Mother, Children, Mothers)

"Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Children, World, Zen)

"We all agree that parents have the primary responsibility of filtering the material that reaches children. However, children are often lured onto websites containing obscene material through the devious manipulation of search engines."
- Robert A. Brady
(Related: Children, Manipulation, Parents, Responsibility)

"Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Life, Children)

"If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Trust, Home, Children, Consequences, Kids)

"If you're a young couple when you start out and are both working, trying to raise children, that is tough."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Children, Trying)

"I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Love, Being, Children, Feeling, Respect, Want)

"A mother's got to be there to raise the children. That's all there is to it. I feel badly for those mothers who work hard, and can't do it all the time."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Time, Work, Mother, Children, Mothers)

"So, I kind of rather was hoping that people thought it would have a nice mixture of different topics and it also takes in the fact that I've had two children recently."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Thought, People, Children, Fact)

"I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Death, Funny, People, Children, Effort, Parents)

"With two small children, I haven't had a wash since 2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list. It is something I do intend to get."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Chance, Children)

"Again, with two small children it's incredibly hard to commit yourself to anything because you're just getting interested in it and someone comes along and goes I want Thomas The Tank Engine on, and screams the place down until you put it on."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Children, Want)

"I attended a very small junior high and specially in the end that became a disaster. The principal was pretty senile and a drunk, so the children more or less runned the school."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Children, Disaster, End, Pretty, School)

"We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Education, Children, Environment)

"I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Children, Parents, Responsibility, Retirement, Security)

"A grandchild is a miracle, but a renewed relationship with your own children is even a greater one."
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Related: Children)

"Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Humor, Negative, Books, Children)

"A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children."
- David Brenner
(Related: Children)

"I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I'm 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They're aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home."
- Richard Briers
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Age, Tomorrow, Years)

"I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Business, Children, Guest, Taxes, Will, Workers)

"I'm a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren. One of my sons is my partner on the ranch."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Sons)

"Well, our children do know what this industry is about, but they have a good grip on who they are."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Children)

"I don't have friends, I have thousands of acquaintances. No friends. I figured I had a wife and children."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Wife, Children, Friends)

"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Father, People, Cats, Children, Dogs, Poor)

"Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster."
- Avery Brooks
(Related: Wisdom, Life, Knowledge, Control, Children, Disaster, Smile)

"We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Children, Environment, World)

"Much of my reading time over the last decade and a half has been spent reading aloud to my children. Those children's bedtime rituals of supper, bath, stories, and sleep have been a staple of my life and some of the best, most special times I can remember."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Life, Time, Children, Reading, Rituals, Sleep)

"When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I've found it hard to read as much as I'd like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Children, Pets, Reason)

"We struggle to understand how any mother could kill her own children."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Mother, Children, Struggle)

"Last but not least among serial killer methodologies, we have women who kill their own children."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Women, Children)

"Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Kiss, Children)

"Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Caring, Children, Integrity)

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Care, Children, Gardens)

"Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Children, Pain, Voice)

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

"There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Time, Children, Nothing, Obedience, Present)

"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Children, School, Years)

"The Left Elite only pretend to be concerned about what's best for everyone else because it is the most effective way to manipulate you and your children into their abyss."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Children)

"Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book, to make my text and my drawings together, and that's how I started doing children's books."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Thought, Books, Children, Day)

"But I don't sit down and think: this is meant for children."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Children)

"Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea, substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing about 2.2 million people each year, most of them children."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Food, People, Cause, Children, Killing)

"Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

"Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Faith, Money, God, Children, Parents, Right)

"Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Children, Difficulty)

"My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can't make your children carry."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Children, First)

"Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children."
- Patrick Buchanan
(Related: Children, Evolution, Parents, Right)

"Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Children, Revolution)

"My mother insisted that her children read."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Mother, Children)

"What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?"
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Abuse, Children, Law, Man, Wives)

"If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Food, People, Children, Land)

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Life, Children)

"Since the new film has been out, I'm doing quite a lot but then in July I will start doing things at home. I have to fix the house up, see the grandchildren and such."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Home, Film, July, Will)

"A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman - bonded together for life - always have been, and always will be, the key to such families."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Family, Life, Children, Key, Man, Succeed, Will, Woman)

"In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Progress, Children, Evolution, Living, Principles, World)

"If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Attention, Children, Jungle, Living, Now, Plants)

"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: Children, Feet, Responsibility, Want)

"We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Business, Time, Being, Children, Problems, Thinking)

"I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Daughter, Children, Film, First)

"The idea of the show is that it's active and that children will become involved and watch the show, but also participate in the show. And I didn't know if that would work."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Work, Idea, Children, Will)

"I always, always liked children... I was very afraid of them before. Because I never really grew up, I mean, with a lot of little kids around. Even though I am from a kind of Italian family, I never really grew up with a lot of little kids around."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Family, Children, Kids)

"I mean, that's another big surprise of the show, is that I see sixteen year old people who recognize me and they're honest, for-real fans of the show. And it goes down to nine months. I mean, I've heard of nine month to year-old children who are watching the show."
- Steve Burns
(Related: People, Children, Fans, Months, Old)

"Fish sticks and beef stew that millions of children love to hate."
- Marian Burros
(Related: Love, Children, Fish, Hate)

"I wanted to work on this central problem of killing. How you go about killing. Now, in the film I had to kill my children - well, I didn't want to get that far."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Work, Children, Film, Killing, Now, Want)

"Their life is about getting enough money to put food on the table to feed their children, and that's it."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Food, Life, Money, Children)

"I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Children, First, Man)

"You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Love, Children)

"My children are the most important thing in my life."
- Columba Bush
(Related: Life, Children)

"America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Women, People, Friend, America, Children, First, Iraq, Will)

"Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Work, People, Blessings, Children, Play, State, Sun)

"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Answers, Children, Learning, Libraries, Open, Questions, World)

"I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Children, School, Want)

"A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Money, People, Children, Clothes, School)

"Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Children, Earth, Parents)

"The family exists in order to allow women to have children and to have the protection of a male who takes care of them."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Women, Care, Children, Order, Protection)

"On the other hand, I think that the family, the traditional family, has a fundamental social role, because it's there that children are born and the investment in children is the greatest investment a country can make. The benefits of this investment go to everyone."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Benefits, Children, Country, Investment)

"That's possible, and in fact the legislation, the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Politics, Children, Fact, Legislation)

"The first duty to children is to make them happy. If you have not made them so, you have wronged them. No other good they may get can make up for that."
- Charles Buxton
(Related: Children, Duty, First, May)

"Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Age, Life, Children, Learning)

"The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Children, Quiet, Voice)

"Our children are not going to be just "our children" - they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren."
- Mary S. Calderone
(Related: People, Children, Husbands, Parents, Wives)

"There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Age, Childhood, Children, Law, Responsibility)

"Not having children is one less worry. Children are a worry!"
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Children, Worry)

"I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue."
- David Cameron
(Related: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

"An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for themselves. Our programs have simply not kept pace with these societal changes."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Family, Work, Care, Children)

"Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Care, Children, Effort, Future)

"Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Children, Man, Needs)

"Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Children, Deception, Pleasure, Practice)

"We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children, and I think they are very responsible."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Children, Rules)

"Mr. Speaker, less than 10 percent of our Nation's children walk or ride their bicycles to school, and too many schools continue to invite fast-food vendors into their cafeterias."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Bicycles, Children, Nation, School, Schools)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel's security or advances U.S. national interests."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Children, Israel, Security, Treatment)

"In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight is more than double what it was in the early 1970s."
- Lois Capps
(Related: America, Children, Today)

"I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Father, Hope, Children)

"It is about time that we develop a worldwide strategy to reduce illegal trade in meth and its precursor chemicals and stop the devastating impact that methamphetamine use is having on our children and our communities."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Strategy, Children, Trade)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"As an adoptive parent myself of foster children, I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system currently facing this Nation."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Children, Nation, Problems)

"And, that's what I truly believe that we're doing when we're advancing scientific knowledge is we're someday making the world better. Not only for our children, but for all people after that."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: People, Knowledge, Children, World)

"It was considered oh, not proper for children to go to the movies."
- Kitty Carlisle
(Related: Movies, Children)

"Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow to come into white schools. We have 94 percent who still live in shacks. We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Children, Country, Now, Schools)

"I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Children, Kids)

"Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Time, People, Children, Old)

"We don't have the family organization the way we used to. My father lives with us because we have the room. The greatest of all opportunities for our children is a complete family unit."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Family, Father, Children)

"Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Computers, Being, Children, First, Learning, Parents)

"I was like one of those nauseatingly nice children. I was very, very well behaved and boring."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Children)

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings."
- Hodding Carter
(Related: Hope, Children)

"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings."
- Hodding Carter
"Two great things you can give your children: one is roots, the other is wings."
- Hodding Carter
"We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Peace, Children, Killing, Will)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Peace, War, Children, Evil, Killing, May, Will)

"It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Love, Peace, Nature, Children, Earth, Gifts, Honor, Will)

"I love all my children, but some of them I don't like."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Love, Children)

"If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Goals, Children, Meaning)

"If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Life, Peace, Values, Children, Culture, Nation)

"You must work - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Work, Children, World)

"We must make children and families a national priority."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Children)

"We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Abortion, Children, Poverty, Years)

"Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

"The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Abortion, Children, Freedom, Now, Security)

"The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Equality, Legal, Women, Abortion, Children)

"No, my step-daughter just opened a theatre school for children, I have another daughter who works in the record industry and another who is going back to collage and I have two little ones at home."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Home, Daughter, Children, School, Theatre)

"We're not children here. The law is-how should I put it? A convenience. Or a convenience for some people, and an inconvenience for other people."
- Paul Castellano
(Related: People, Children, Law)

"Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the responsibility of the community, the schools, families and like it or not- politicians as well."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Children, Community, Future, Politicians, Responsibility, Schools)

"Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Children, Giving, Necessity, Reason)

"And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Brothers, Children, Law, Sisters)

"If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Children, Parents, Will)

"No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Children, Fathers, Mothers, Ugly)

"My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Father, Children, Eyes, Memory, Shadow, Will, Winter)

"When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Life, Children, Earth, Man, Pain, Will, Woman)

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
- Chanakya
(Related: Time, Friend, Children, First, Friends, Years)

"As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!"
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Men, Children)

"If children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them to do as Chairman Mao said. It was not possible to tell them anything else."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Children, Parents, Ruin)

"When I was in China, Mao was Chairman, and parents were terrified to tell their children anything that differed from the party line in case the children repeated it and endangered the whole family."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Family, Children, Parents, Party)

"There are few successful adults who were not first successful children."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Successful, Children, First)

"All my children inherited perfect pitch."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Children)

"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."
- Mary Ellen Chase
(Related: Children, Christmas, Mind, State)

"Women make us poets, children make us philosophers."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Women, Children, Poets)

"I will always have a career. I believe in working. I don't believe that taking care of your house and children is enough for a woman. You don't feel complete."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Care, Career, Children, Will, Woman)

"All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Acting, Children, Job, Parents)

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Time, Children, Christmas)

"I went to Brooklyn College and met this beautiful Jewish girl named Merle, with dark hair, exotic looking and brilliant. So we got married and had three children."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Children, College, Hair)

"If we call ourselves children of God, then others are also children of God."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Children)

"If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in this world."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: God, Children, World)

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Day, School, Scripture, Study, Years)

"Christine and I haven't raised our children. A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed to helping them become faithful, competent adults."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Children, Community)

"Because we employ no professional preachers, it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member - women and men, children and grandparents."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Women, Church, Children, Grandparents)

"The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Children, Media)

"Children can only take so much, and they deal with it however they can."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Children)

"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

"Children from like 8 and even up to the college age - Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but, like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark - they process information so quickly and it's not because of attention deficit or short attention span."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Age, Attention, Children, College, Information)

"When you kill 500,000 children in order to impose your will on other countries, then you shouldn't be surprised when somebody responds in kind."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Children, Countries, Order, Will)

"I go to Malawi twice a year. It's where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It's sort of a commitment that I've made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Children, Commitment, Country, Projects)

"What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Children, Man, Providence)

"Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Children, Gifts, Man, Race)

"Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house. There were six children."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Mother, Children, Doctors, Parents)

"Once, the parental bed collapsed because all the children sat on it at once."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Bed, Children)

"If you've got a lot of children, I think you let the other children bring them up more and you just sort of step in and do stuff like every now and again."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Children, Now)

"The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Children, Parents)

"Children who are treated as if they are uneducable almost invariably become uneducable."
- Kenneth Clark
(Related: Children)

"Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Sports, Travel, Family, Wife, Being, Children, Growing up, Job, Kids)

"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

"What interests me is what children go through while growing up."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Growing up)

"People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don't really read children's books."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: People, Books, Children)

"Children want to do what grownups do."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Want)

"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Pleasure, Reading, School, Teachers)

"I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Mother, Father, Feelings, Children, Play, Want)

"I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Books, Burden, Children, Problems, Want)

"We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Women, Work, Positive, Children, Countries, Force, Job, Support)

"All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Children, Giving)

"Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, Children, Extremism, Religious)

"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Children, Weapons, Words)

"When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Daughter, Successful, Hope, World)

"I love children and I get along with them great. It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency."
- George Clooney
(Related: Love, Family, Children, Sense, Want)

"I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love."
- Red Cloud
(Related: Love, Peace, Children, Nation, Poor, Right, Want, World)

"We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Children, Earth, Environment, Responsibility)

"Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American families who have worked diligently to provide for themselves and want to pass along their success to their children and grandchildren."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Success, American, Children, Want)

"I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Dream, American, Children, Promises, Security)

"The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Change, Children, Court, Judges, Laws, President, Will)

"Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Life, Children, Trying)

"Teach my children to love! They'll learn to hate on their own."
- David Allan Coe
(Related: Children, Hate)

"Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Children, Lovers, Secrets, Word)

"Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother."
- Claudette Colbert
(Related: Mother, Grandparents)

"I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children, because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it."
- Tom Cole
(Related: Abuse, Children, Now)

"The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Family, Achievement, Children, Effect, Race, Results)

"Children from a given family background, when put in schools of different social compositions, will achieve at quite different levels."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Family, Children, Schools, Will)

"I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Thought, Children, Melancholy, World)

"It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Children, Parents)

"You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Children, Old, Years)

"And I would like to marry and have more children. I would like to try and do it right."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Children, Right)

"Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

"Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do."
- Barbara Coloroso
(Related: Consistency, Children, Parents)

"Given the choice, children who don't want for anything will not save... We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it."
- Barbara Coloroso
(Related: Money, Children, Choice, Obligation, Parents, Want, Will)

"Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity."
- Charles Colson
(Related: People, Children, Day, Gifts, Humanity)

"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Power, Children)

"It was quite instant that he wanted Harry's approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It's a great turnabout. That's what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it's quite shocking when they do."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Time, Approval, Children)

"Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today."
- Perry Como
(Related: Home, People, Children, Kids, Moments, Today)

"The world is the devil's hunting-ground, and children are his choicest game."
- Anthony Comstock
(Related: Children, Devil, Hunting, World)

"It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Children, Eating, Future, Habits, Sound)

"For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed a multitude of innocent civilian victims: Men, women and children, Arab and Israeli."
- John Conyers
(Related: Women, Children, Violence)

"There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to "Americanize" him."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Arrogance, Children, Credit, Neglect, Nothing)

"Children use all their wiles to get their way with adults. Adults do the same with children."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Children)

"Children now expect their parents to audition for approval."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Approval, Children, Now, Parents)

"When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Children, Television)

"My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Absence, Children, Duty)

"There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Life, Wife, Children, Fact, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"I would like not only to have a successful band, but I want to have children, a home, and a husband. Two or three. Children, not husbands!!!"
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Home, HusbSuccessful, Children, Want)

"Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, Being, Children, Nothing)

"Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Hope, Children, Immortality, Now, Poets, Reason)

"My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Parenting, People, Childhood, Children)

"Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Business, Wisdom, Children, Mistakes)

"I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Time, Wife, Idea, Children, Reason)

"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Home, Children, Earth)

"You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: People, Children)

"Sadly, every year hundreds of children are victimized by a convicted sexual offender. Convicted predators should be put in prison where they belong and kept away from our Nation's children."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Children, Nation, Prison)

"In addition, to punishing sexual offenders and protecting our children, we must also provide services, resources and counseling to the people who are victims of these horrible crimes."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Children, Victims)

"The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Men, Women, Survival, Children, Israel, Leading, Military, Obstacles, State, Suicide)

"We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Chance, Children, Style, Want)

"Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Children, Clowns, Living)

"The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl."
- William Cowper
(Related: Soul, Children, Dogs, Windows)

"Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Children, Glory, Parenthood, Parents, Trees)

"Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Children, Christmas, Politicians)

"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Family, Children, Direction, Flowers)

"A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Children)

"One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population."
- Wendy Craig
(Related: Being, Children, Classroom, Population)

"By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children, a decision that was never regretted. Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who wanted to have professional careers."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Time, Decision, Careers, Children, College, Court, Girls)

"It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

"When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Love, Mom, Being, Beliefs, Children)

"I always knew I wanted to have children."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Children)

"Having children really changes your priorities."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Children, Priorities)

"The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them thus preserving the system."
- Quentin Crewe
(Related: Age, Children, Parents)

"My children are all doing just fine. The mountain dogs are great in this weather. The yorkies are freezing."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Children, Dogs, Weather)

"The trouble with children is that they're not returnable."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Children, Trouble)

"I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Love, Family, Marriage, Children)

"The Professional Children's School, it's for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write, Audition on a note and leave. I didn't really like school all that much."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Children, Kids, School)

"At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Time, Children, Clocks, Fathers)

"Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Americans, Childhood, Children, Years)

"By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Education, Children, Crime, Drugs, Generations, Help, Nation, Poverty, Prosperity, Students)

"I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Age, Women, Children, Feeling, Self, Shame)

"My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way."
- Betty Cuthbert
(Related: Home, Life, People, Children, Parents, Respect, Right, Today)

"All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can't swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Children)

"There was a strange atmosphere on the set because we were filming in this large house, which was used for troubled children. You'd go in and find walls had been burnt down. The building was charged with this history and it stayed with us throughout the filming."
- Beatrice Dalle
(Related: History, Building, Children)

"The hardest part of it was really being away from my family - I have two small children. Last year I took over 20 business trips, so being away from them was hard."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Family, Being, Children)

"Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked by children."
- Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
(Related: Men, Children)

"I feel that its our children who do give us hope because they are the ones who are going to save the world."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Hope, Children, World)

"I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we're still paying for it."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Time, Children, Liberal, Open)

"Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Time, Mother, Being, Children, Conservation, Energy, Garden, Recycling)

"Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children. Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Hope, Children, State)

"Among the children of God, it was they who were most able to rightly divide the word of truth."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Word)

"This truth of the gathering together of God's children is in Scripture seen realised in various localities, and in each central locality the Christians resident therein composed but one body: Scripture is perfectly clear on that head."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Scripture)

"I know that those who esteem these little organised associations to be the churches of God, see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other gathering of God's children."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Men, God, Children, Churches, Meetings, Nothing)

"It is the desire of our hearts, and as we believe God's will under this dispensation, that all the children of God should be gathered together as such, and, consequently, as not of the world."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Children, Desire, Will, World)

"Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Children, Nation, Nationalism, Novelty, Old, Words)

"I think I went through everything anyone who had a long career needed. I needed quiet. I needed to raise my children."
- Ron Darling
(Related: Career, Children, Quiet)

"The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Children, First, Parents)

"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Children, Doubt, Teaching, Tragedy)

"My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish."
- Henry Darrow
(Related: Children, Regret)

"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Children, Future, Present)

"Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children."
- Alphonse Daudet
(Related: People, Children, Eyes, Poets, World)

"If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Computers, Technology, Children, Hardware, School, Schools)

"Cullen is up there killing my children. He's killing everyone."
- Priscilla Davis
(Related: Children, Killing)

"The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Success, Wife, Children, Friends, Old, Pursuit)

"Being in public with May and the children was too heavy. I was irreversibly tuned in to everyone around us."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Being, Children, May, Public)

"If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Chance, Children, Parents)

"Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children."
- Doris Day
(Related: Children, Parents)

"After all, we are not children. It's time we planned our life."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Life, Time, Children)

"Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Politics, Women, Children, Environment, Harm, Mercury, Public, Will)

"You know, my children go to a local, local catholic school just down the road."
- John Deacon
(Related: Children, Road, School)

"The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

"Arguments, like children, should be like the subject that begets them."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Arguments, Children)

"In Europe the parents are included as with children. All three generations are together. I'm thinking of Italy. You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Family, Children, Europe, Generations, Italy, Parents, Thinking)

"I do very well three things: my job, stupidities and children."
- Alain Delon
(Related: Children, Job)

"My mother had lots and lots of children who didn't survive."
- Dom DeLuise
(Related: Mother, Children)

"Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry."
- Democritus
(Related: Life, Success, Battle, Children, Worry)

"I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Actors, Children)

"I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Movies, People, Children, Desperation, Light, Longing, Relationships)

"And all of Laura's stuff, what they wrote originally wasn't as good and Constance wound up doing that herself. That was all her stuff, reading to the child, because she had children herself and that's what she would have done."
- William Devane
(Related: Children, Reading)

"It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Care, Children, Mission, Treatment)

"I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Children, Dying, Want)

"I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Children, Fight, Potential, Public, Will)

"Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Children, Hugs)

"I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Friends)

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Duty, Reading)

"It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Parents, Pleasure, Reading, Treasure)

"I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children)

"I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Books, Children, Job, Reading)

"In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Children, Existence, Injustice, Nothing, World)

"The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: God, Father, Apples, Children)

"The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Life, Children, Fancy, Order, Writers)

"The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Books, Children, Future, Talk)

"I woke in bits, like all children, piecemeal over the years. I discovered myself and the world, and forgot them, and discovered them again."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Children, World, Years)

"Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Home, Children, Parents)

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Children, Want)

"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Children, First, Months, Talk, Teaching)

"Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle - keep away from children."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Work, Advice, Children)

"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Home, Children, Rest, Will)

"These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last!"
- John Dillinger
(Related: Life, Children, Moments, Today)

"Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Children)

"I love children, and most of my involvement now has to do with children or youth programs."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Love, Children, Now, Youth)

"And I tell people I'm in charge of children, children I haven't even met yet."
- David Dinkins
(Related: People, Children)

"Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Love, Children, Fun, Students)

"I think that life has a secret, and children they hold that secret. Maybe it's not given to everybody to discover this thing."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Life, Children)

"Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Feelings, Ideas, Children, Ideals)

"We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Family, Idea, Children, Fun, Parents)

"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Children, Waste)

"An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Mother, Books, Children)

"Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth."
- Scott Dixon
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Children, Doubt, Magic, Will)

"Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up."
- James C. Dobson
(Related: Children, Giving, Growing up, Neglect)

"Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built."
- James Dobson
(Related: Home, Purpose, Values, Children, Future, Guests, Will)

"Our children are our greatest resource and Head Start grants help them reach their full potential."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Children, Help, Potential)

"Our nation's children are our greatest asset and our most precious treasure."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Children, Nation, Treasure)

"We owe it to each other - and to our children and grandchildren - to leave our planet in a better state than when we found it."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Children, State)

"If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Children)

"We should not use crippled children to sell hamburgers. Ever."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Children)

"When we had been married five years, we had six children. What, in God's name, was wrong with me?"
- Phil Donahue
(Related: God, Children, Name, Wrong, Years)

"Let's take care of mothers and infants first, and then let's see what's left over for everybody over 50. I'm over 50. If I get sick, I would rather have money spent on children before it's spent on me."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Money, Care, Children, First, Mothers)

"Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children."
- John Doolittle
(Related: America, Children, Country, Parents, Responsibility, Schools, Teachers)

"All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Children, Country, Jobs)

"The soul is healed by being with children."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Soul, Being, Children)

"I really love pets. They're like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can't fool them."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Love, Children, Fool, Pets)

"For the first time in my life, I want the right to get married. I've met somebody who meets the criteria of what I've always imagined in and wanted from a partner - someone to marry and to bring children into the world with."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Time, Life, Children, First, Right, Want, World)

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Men, Children)

"Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Children, Curriculum, Literature, Talk, Teachers, Trying)

"I think children have talent and insight, but it gets beaten out of them."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Talent, Children)

"Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Love, Causes, Charity, Children, Participation, Years)

"I'm the youngest of six children; both of my sisters are housewives and they each have four kids."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Children, Kids, Sisters)

"If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Children, Forget, Kindness, May, Name, Will)

"There's an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they're not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child's family and often the village."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Family, Children, Fact)

"I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Character, Children, First, Parents)

"I guess I so desperately want to see us put this planet right. It's so horrifying to me that a fifth of us are starving every night, and that forty thousand children die every single day."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Children, Day, Night, Right, Want)

"You're raising a kid and you give it food and shelter and, most importantly, you give it the feeling that it's special. I think people react to celebrities like that - I mean, they treat celebrities like children."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Food, People, Children, Feeling)

"Edinburgh is my favourite city. We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries."
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Related: Children, Theatre)

"When my children were born, I didn't have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin - something the Church said children got from their mother - and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Mother, Church, Children, Sin)

"How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Education, Men, Children)

"So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Love, Children, World)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Books, Children, Sense, Writer, Writing)

"I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Sister, Being, Children, Now)

"Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Books, Children, Delight, Will)

"Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Children, Fiction)

"We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Thought, Behavior, Children, Measure)

"Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Children, Will)

"I have four children and I have seven grandkids."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Children)

"I don't have any children, I have four middle-aged people."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: People, Children)

"I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Children, Kids)

"I am not interested in women just because they're women. I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no longer classed with children and minors."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Women, Children)

"If I have no children what would be the point of living."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Children, Living)

"Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Children, Faults, Parents)

"The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Trust, People, Children, Future, Will)

"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Children, Experts, Forget, Parents)

"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Children)

"Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Life, Being, Children, College, Will)

"The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children."
- Edward VIII
(Related: America, Children, Parents)

"There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them."
- Anthony Edwards
(Related: Home, Father, Children)

"I've often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings. Because, you're not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest. You're... sometimes... they're gonna have to be able to fly by themselves."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Food, Children)

"If people think that you're throwing babies out, dissecting children, to do stem-cell research, I'm not for that."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: People, Babies, Children, Research)

"We have received credible reports that show a clear and consistent pattern: entire villages are looted, burned down and sometimes bombed. Large numbers of civilians have been killed and scores of women and children have been abducted, raped and tortured."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Women, Children, Numbers)

"Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Age, Education, Time, Development, Children, Experts, Risk, Thinking, Years)

"My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Education, Health, Children, Commitment, Focus, Future, Projects, Safety, Today, Will)

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Children, Pursuit)

"I grew up in Queens and New Jersey. I started doing children's theater when I was seven to get out of school because I didn't fit in."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Children, School, Theater)

"We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children."
- Joycelyn Elders
(Related: Love, Children)

"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Marriage, Children, Duty, Symbol)

"I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: People, Children, Credit, Nothing, Parents)

"And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father."
- Black Elk
(Related: Mother, Father, People, Children)

"Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss."
- Black Elk
(Related: Men, People, Children, May, Spirit)

"I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Time, Children, Kids)

"Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Children, Columbus)

"The parents have not only to train their children: it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Importance, Parents)

"I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: Children, Kitchen, Now, Value, Writing)

"Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Children, Rebellion, Sons)

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Heart, Body, Children, Delight)

"Children are all foreigners."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Children, Foreigners)

"My mum has never wanted me to have children. She thinks I would be destroying my life, even now."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Life, Children, Now)

"I care about the children of Detroit."
- John Engler
(Related: Care, Children)

"Children are a house's enemy. They don't mean to be - they just can't help it. It's their enthusiasm, their energy, their naturally destructive tendencies."
- Delia Ephron
(Related: Enthusiasm, Children, Enemy, Energy, Help)

"The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Age, Death, Time, Life, People, Childhood, Children, Living, Old)

"Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom."
- Erik Erikson
(Related: Love, Mistake, Failure, Accomplishment, Children, Joy, Want)

"Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death."
- Erik H. Erikson
(Related: Death, Life, Fear, Children, Integrity, Will)

"There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Children, Present)

"We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Accidents, Children, Country)

"I have a very open line of communication with both my children."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Children, Communication, Open)

"I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Children, Example, Will)

"It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Children, Country)

"Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes."
- Euripedes
(Related: Happiness, Life, Children, Disappointment, Grief, Man)

"Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling."
- Bill Evans
(Related: People, Bugs, Children, Feeling, Jazz, Reason, Words)

"If there's no inner peace, people can't give it to you. The husband can't give it to you. Your children can't give it to you. You have to give it to you."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Peace, HusbPeople, Children)

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them."
- Richard L. Evans
(Related: Children, Feeling, Will)

"I was a wonderful parent before I had children. I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs. Then I had three of my own."
- Adele Faber
(Related: Children, Problems)

"When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the idea unit."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Wife, HusbIdea, Children, Needs, Parents, Respect, Spiritual)

"That satisfied me until I began to figure that if God loved all his children equally, why did he bother about my red hat and let other people lose their fathers and mothers for always?"
- Frances Farmer
(Related: God, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers)

"But I was sure of one thing. If God were a father, with children, that cleanliness I had been feeling wasn't God."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: God, Father, Children, Cleanliness, Feeling)

"One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Women, Balance, Being, Boys, Children, Girls, School, Teachers)

"The President's proposed privatization plan would jeopardize that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees, people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, Benefits, Children, Future, President, Security)

"Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Children, Debt, Now, Will)

"African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Experience, Time, African, American, Children, College, Cure, Years)

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age."
- William Feather
(Related: Age, Children, Example, Fun, Middle age)

"When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children."
- William Feather
(Related: Children, Lying)

"You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Love, Children, First, May, Passion)

"Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Children, Nothing, Will)

"He's by best friend and the father of my children. He's a great ex."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Father, Friend, Children)

"And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Fact, Tax, Military, Tax cuts, Worry)

"My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me."
- Sally Field
(Related: Mother, Son, Being, College, Living)

"When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Children, Nothing)

"A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Career, Children, Freedom, Years)

"Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Animals, Children)

"Children should neither be seen or heard from - ever again."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Children)

"I like children - fried."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Children)

"The government gets it right on Head Start. We are providing opportunities for children in underserved areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Government, Children, May, Parents, Right, Running)

"Studies indicate that these children are more susceptible to advertising and even less likely to understand the purpose of this advertising."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Purpose, Advertising, Children)

"I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Children, School, Schools, Years)

"However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Food, Control, Children, Will)

"Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this bill which removes any and all incentives from the food industry to improve their products for children."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Food, Children, Congress, Direction, Wrong)

"A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should. Every parent has that with children. God is merciful."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: God, People, Children, Despair)

"I would love to have children, yes. Maybe even adopt them. I'm not sure that I should pass on my genes."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Love, Children)

"When our most important issue is the debt that we're piling on our children and grandchildren, I think it's pretty helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate who has actually managed billions of dollars and knows how to cut billions of dollars."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Children, Debt, Pretty, Senate)

"Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Age, Children, Jazz, Party, Youth)

"Parents have the ability to screen their children's Internet access at home."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Home, Ability, Children, Internet, Parents)

"The best defense against these people is to educate parents and children of the dangers that come along with the Internet and by limiting access to certain sites during the school day."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: People, Children, Day, Defense, Internet, Parents, School)

"Predators will look for any way to talk to children online whether through sites like Myspace, instant messaging, or even online games."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Children, Games, Talk, Will)

"Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Children, Question, Safety, School, Teachers, Welfare, Will)

"Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Design, Home, Children, Information, Internet, Legislation, Parents, Safety, Teachers, Trade)

"As the father of six children, I know very well the challenges technology poses to our families."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Technology, Father, Children)

"Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Purpose, Children, Order)

"Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It's a double-edged sword."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Children, Comfort, Job, Stability, Years)

"By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Development, Character, Values, Children, Parents, Schools, Students)

"When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Father, Thought, People, Children, Kids)

"Let your children go if you want to keep them."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Children, Want)

"Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives."
- Anne Ford
(Related: Successful, Children, Learning)

"It's my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late."
- Betty Ford
(Related: God, Children, Feeling, Old, Years)

"It's always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late."
- Betty Ford
(Related: God, Children, Feeling, Old, Years)

"There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Family, Government, Mother, Father, Children, Commitment)

"All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Approval, Children, First, Future)

"I have had five phenomenal children, a great husband and, even though we are separated, we are good friends."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: HusbChildren, Friends)

"My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Mother, Church, Children, Cooking, Housework, Voice, Woman)

"I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20."
- Maureen Forrester
"One marvels why the middle classes still insist on so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Children)

"There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Children, Luck, World)

"As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Life, Children, Daughters, Fire, May, Sons, Want)

"Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Children, Games, Mind, Popular, Revenge)

"What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Success, Children)

"In my 50s I'll be dancing at my children's weddings."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Children, Dancing, Weddings)

"From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Leadership, Children, Country, Right, Violence)

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Character, Advice, Children, Lies, Parents, Right, Words)

"I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual relations between adults, which people may like or dislike, and people who physically impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Authority, Children, Deep, May)

"I just can't think how I would go on without children having lost Edith already... It's too upsetting for me to write about them. Naturally, I still hope, and wait, wait, wait."
- Otto Frank
(Related: Hope, Children)

"We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences - they mourned the death of my wife with me - but we were hopeful that the children would return."
- Otto Frank
(Related: Death, Wife, Children)

"Also, if we take back our schools and concentrate on improving them so our children get a better education, they will be better trained to compete for a job locally."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Education, Children, Job, Schools, Will)

"Schools that are to cater for the whole population must offer courses that are as rich and varied as are the needs and abilities of the children who enter them."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Children, Needs, Population, Schools)

"To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Design, Time, Children, Weapons)

"Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Blame, Children)

"It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Children, Emotions)

"I am glad that I do not have any children."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Children)

"Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Children, Needs)

"The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children."
- Nancy Friday
(Related: Mother, Father, Gratitude, Children, Debt, Parents)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."
- David Friedman
(Related: Children, Force, Nations, Poor, Solution)

"I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year."
- David Friedman
(Related: Children, University)

"I want more children but for the next three years I want to act."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Act, Children, Want, Years)

"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Age, Education, Society, Children)

"How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: People, Animals, Children, Earth, Generations, Pretty, Water, Will)

"It is so important that you don't stay with someone just for the children and for the wrong reasons."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Children, Wrong)

"Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Age, Children)

"I'd probably want to teach at university, because children would drive me insane. I suspect it would be English literature, Shakespeare and so forth. I've always been deeply, deeply in love with that kind of thing."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Children, English, Literature, Shakespeare, University, Want)

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Children, Worry)

"Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Virtue, Children, Concern, Manners, Parents)

"Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Animation, Children, Television)

"Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Children, Mouse, Problems, Today)

"The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Children, Mouse)

"Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Books, Children, Earth)

"I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth, and you will find both of my children in there."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Brother, Children, Earth, Will)

"I love to read, I love to watch movies, and I love to be with my children."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Love, Movies, Children)

"I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children."
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Related: Birthday, Children, Excuses, Party)

"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Children, Clothes)

"I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him off at the local town library on their way to work, and I'd go and work my way through the children's area."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Work, Children, Parents)

"Black America knows better than anyone else the high price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: America, Children)

"Children had a special status - protected from the outside world - and they dressed for the part in a way that made that special status immediately visible to themselves and the adults."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Children, World)

"I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Children, Existence, Possibilities, Regret, Will)

"I am an opponent of Saddam Hussein, but an opponent also, of the sanctions that have killed a million Iraqi children and an opponent of the United States' apparent desire to plunge the Middle East into a new and devastating war."
- George Galloway
(Related: War, Children, Desire, states, United)

"I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Being, Children, Evil, Inheritance, Purity)

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Peace, War, Children, World)

"Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Children, Daughters, Open, Sensibility)

"I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

"Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Being, Children, Evil, Parents, Spiritual, World)

"Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Sex, Abuse, Beliefs, Breeding, Children, Contempt, Religious, Research)

"It was not uncommon for the children to be told they were being treated this way because it was their bad karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Life, Being, Children, Hurt, Karma, Past)

"You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Beauty, Women, Children, Cowards, Daughters, Land, Will)

"I want to live as private a life as I can because of our children."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Life, Children, Want)

"Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Children)

"There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It's absolute bollocks."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Men, Arguments, Being, Children, Study)

"And part of that is, what is the point of having children if you don't have the privilege of bringing them up?"
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Children, Privilege)

"It is alleged that half a million Spanish men, women and children fled to France after the Franco victory."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Women, Victory, Children, France)

"Between his eyes, there were four lines, the marks of such misery as children should never feel. He spoke with that wonderful whisky voice that so many Spanish children have, and he was a tough and entire little boy."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Children, Eyes, Misery, Voice)

"Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes."
- Henry George
(Related: Children, Clothes)

"Cost recovery is the polite way of saying, make families pay to educate their children."
- Susan George
(Related: Children, Saying)

"Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Being, Children)

"My father was frightened of his mother; I was frightened of my father, and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me."
- King George V
(Related: Mother, Father, Children)

"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say."
- Geronimo
(Related: God, Children, Darkness, Listening, Sun)

"I have three sons, and I think we're both fierce protectors of our children."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Children, Sons)

"Nicolette, Kendalle, and Alexandra are my children. Their mother, Cynthia Beck, and I, love them very much."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Love, Mother, Children)

"As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Trust, Wife, Feelings, Winning, Appreciation, Children, Now)

"Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children."
- John Gibbon
(Related: Women, Children, Forget, Grief, Horror, Wail, Will)

"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Children, Daughters, Longing, Sons)

"You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Children, Living)

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Greatness, Children, Philosophy)

"A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Family, Home, Building, Children, Woman)

"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts."
- William Gibson
(Related: Being, Children, Nation)

"As a footballer I can't imagine life without the use of one of my legs... Sadly this is exactly what happens to thousands of children every year when they accidentally step on a landmine."
- Ryan Giggs
(Related: Life, Children)

"The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it."
- George Gilder
(Related: Family, Wife, Children, Culture, Man, Sense, Welfare)

"Specifically, the growing threat that sexual predators pose to our Nation's children and their families represents an area where our criminal justice system has failed the American people."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: People, American, Children, Justice, Nation)

"I have been looking after the children. My wife has taken time off."
- David Ginola
(Related: Time, Wife, Children)

"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others."
- Haim Ginott
(Related: Children, Want)

"What do we tell our children? Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Stop and think. Don't judge a book by its cover. We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation."
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Time, Children, Haste, Information, Waste)

"There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if it weren't for children and men, and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Men, Children, Difference, Fun, World)

"In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Life, Time, Dream, Fear, Baby, Children, Fact, Want)

"If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children's mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Children, Talk, Tools)

"Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Mother, Father, American, Artist, Children, Germany, London, Photography, Schools, Training, World)

"The race of children possesses magically sagacious powers."
- Gail Godwin
(Related: Children, Race)

"The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children."
- William Godwin
(Related: Love, Affection, Children, Parents, Sentiment)

"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Birds, Children, Taste)

"Age merely shows what children we remain."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Age, Children)

"We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Love, God, Children, Fashion)

"Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Children)

"If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Children, Nothing)

"We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Love, God, Children)

"Shame, shame, shame. How many times have I told you not to be frightened? Have I not told you God looks after all his children?"
- Willis Goldbeck
(Related: God, Children, Shame)

"No race of barbarians ever existed yet offered up children for money."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Money, Children, Race)

"If the massive invasion is not stopped, we are going to be flooded to the extent that we will drift into third world status. For our children and for our grandchildren, we cannot fail on this issue."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Children, Will, World)

"You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Children, Divorce, Fire)

"Social Security's future has gotten worse, and each year we delay reform adds to the cost we are pushing off onto our children."
- John Goodman
(Related: Children, Delay, Future, Reform, Security)

"The children of believing parents, at least their next and immediate seed, even of us Gentiles now under the gospel, are included by God within the covenant of grace."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: God, Children, Grace, Now, Parents)

"Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Americans, Children, Content, Interest, Public, Responsibility)

"Just this week, my husband proposed a plan for schools and libraries to develop their own plans to keep children from finding indecent material on the Internet as an alternative to a Congressional proposal that would require a federally mandated solution."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: HusbChildren, Internet, Libraries, Schools, Solution)

"Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)

"Eating disorders can have serious medical and psychological consequences which, left unchecked, can kill. Parents should address this issue and ask their children to discuss how they feel about themselves."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Medical, Children, Consequences, Eating, Parents)

"Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Children, Future, Mothers)

"You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Children)

"Before we got married, I had tremendous ambition. Once we got married and I started having children, then I just thought that that was my real life. Steve was definitely more ambitious than I."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Life, Thought, Ambition, Children)

"The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Children, Disappointment, Disappointments, Future, Will)

"Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children."
- Roger Gould
(Related: Family, Children, Deep, Parents, Problems)

"I've never written about my husband, Steve, or any of my children because I know them all too well. I see them in all their complexities which makes them impossible to render on the printed page."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: HusbChildren)

"Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children."
- Billy Graham
(Related: God, Mother, Character, Christian, Children, Influence)

"It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Children, Rights, Limits, Woman)

"We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, World)

"You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, World)

"Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Ladies, Problems, Sound, Teachers, Voice)

"Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, May)

"Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Teachers)

"There is a tremendous range of children with a PDD label."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children)

"A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, May, Treatment, Will)

"As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Children, Environment, May)

"Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, Problems, School, Years)

"I love being with my children. They're fascinating people."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Love, People, Being, Children)

"If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games, characters, situations, whole worlds in which they immerse themselves with intense concentration."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Children, Games, Play, Will)

"I think people with open minds will observe the way we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful, happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas and implement them elsewhere for their own children."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: People, Successful, Ideas, Goal, Children, Open, Will)

"But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us, so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children. And the other founders felt the same way."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Family, Children, School)

"But, if you observe children learning in their first few years of life, you can see that they can and do learn on their own - we leave them alone to crawl, walk, talk, and gain control over their bodies. It happens without much help from parents."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Life, Control, Children, First, Gain, Help, Learning, Parents, Talk, Years)

"We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Children, Population)

"Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: War, Advice, Children, Present)

"It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Children, Future, Generations)

"Children born today have a fifty-fifty chance of living to 100."
- William Greider
(Related: Chance, Children, Living, Today)

"There are hours when I must force the novel out of my mind and be interested in the children."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Children, Force, Mind)

"I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies... we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Body, Children, Emotion, Intellect, Mind)

"Children enhance you."
- Melanie Griffith
(Related: Children)

"You must be ready to give up everything, not only material attachments but also human attachments - father, mother, wife, children - everything that you have. But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Mother, Father, Wife, Children, Self)

"I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?"
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Children, Friends, Horror, Questions, Slavery, Wrong)

"I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Time, Trust, Children, Occupation, Will)

"Many instances exist of small children who seem to remember and describe their previous life in another body, another place, and with other people. These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Life, People, Body, Children, Memories, Talk)

"I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)

"Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families, our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Mistake, Children, Influence, Parents, Teachers)

"All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we've tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they're probably right."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Thought, Children, Now, Parents, Right, Wrong)

"I had such a close relationship with my dog, and my dog so filled the need in my life to have children that I just wanted Cathy to have that experience."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Experience, Life, Children)

"I have an office in my house and one about five minutes from my house. I worked solely out of my house for many years, but find, with children, that I have to be in a different ZIP code to think."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Children, Office, Years)

"If I want my children to learn what bomba and plena is, I will teach them."
- Luis Guzman
(Related: Children, Want, Will)

"Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Time, Behavior, Children, Encouragement, Imitation, Observation)

"At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities of escape are getting fewer. We have jobs, children, partners, debts. This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Children, Fiction, Jobs, Literary, Possibilities)

"Bore children, and they stop reading. There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Children, Reading, Self)

"I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Thought, Books, Children, Innocence, Writing)

"Most adults, unlike most children, understand the difference between a book that will hold them spellbound for a rainy Sunday afternoon and a book that will put them in touch with a part of themselves they didn't even know existed."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Children, Difference, Will)

"Children simply don't make the distinction; a book is either good or bad. And some of the books they think are good are very, very bad indeed."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Books, Children)

"Many children's writers don't have children of their own."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Children, Writers)

"I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels. Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Books, Children)

"Writing for children is bloody difficult; books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Books, Children, Respect, Writing)

"When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. It needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Children, Fiction, Right, Writing)

"I've got one young family by the first wife, with four children."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Family, Wife, Children, First)

"And then I have two children by Theresa, one boy 10 and one girl 13."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Children)

"I think they could of recast the children, I heard of people wanting to do something like that. That would be a nice little show to do but you know that show was of the 80's, I don't think the audience mind set is in that direction any longer."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: People, Children, Direction, Mind)

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Children, Grandparents)

"I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Love, Successful, Books, Children, Fact, Parents)

"I would have ten children. I think they are the most fascinating, and it's the only thing in the world that hasn't been overrated."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Children, World)

"Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Abundance, Children)

"I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Children, Fantasy, Horror, Words)

"I try to keep a balance. I actually believe that children want normal parents, they don't want celebrities or important parents or anything different from all the other parents."
- Linda Hamilton
(Related: Balance, Children, Parents, Want)

"I'm taking one thing at a time. With the children and launching my solo career it would drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise a wedding on top of that."
- Natasha Hamilton
(Related: Wedding, Time, Career, Children)

"There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests."
- Marvin Hamlisch
(Related: Age, Education, Children, Fact, State, Tests, Will)

"Recent studies have revealed that children 8-10 years old are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure at an alarming rate."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Being, Blood, Children, Old, Pressure, Years)

"More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Growth, Act, Children, Nation, Obesity, Parents, Talk)

"Parents must lead by example. Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children's first and most important role models."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Children, Example, First, Parents)

"Children see things very well sometimes - and idealists even better."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Children)

"Seems like God don't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams - but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Dreams, God, Children, Man, Nothing)

"My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

"Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?"
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Love, Men, God, Children, Parents, Sons)

"A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

"Children always turn to the light."
- David Hare
(Related: Children, Light)

"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."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Beauty, Time, Children, Fact, Lies, Mistakes, Parents, Years)

"Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility)

"True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: God, Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility, World)

"If you tell children they are bad, that's what they believe they are and that's probably what they will become."
- Louise Hart
(Related: Children, Will)

"The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!"
- Louise Hart
(Related: Parenting, Children, Parents)

"I love graphic design. I love working with design, and I love storytelling, so I've been working on a children's book for a while, and I'd like to see that through."
- Colleen Haskell
(Related: Love, Design, Children)

"There are many dying children out there whose last wish is to meet me."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: Children, Dying)

"You see, we all want the same things. We want to be able to take care of our families, provide for our children, to have a roof over our heads and a good-paying job."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Care, Children, Job, Want)

"With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Family, Children, Tax, Support)

"The First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children, families, and community standards. Obscene material that is not protected by the First Amendment can and must be prohibited."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Sacrifice, Children, Community, First)

"With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the subject before I may tell you that I have six children living, 1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Children, Living, May, Nothing, Pleasure)

"To find someone who loves your children like you do is really rare."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Children)

"The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Truth, Children)

"Our law enforcement must be given every tool available to protect children from predators and parents need to know who is living in their community."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Children, Community, Law, Living, Parents)

"If anyone has it rough at Guantanamo, it is the guards. They are constantly harassed and threatened by some of these terrorists. Prisoners tell guards, we know where your families are. We know where your wife is, your children, and we are going to kill them."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Wife, Children)

"Some people are cool with the fact that their bodies bear witness to this great thing they produced, their children, and I understand that. But on a personal level, it makes me feel better that my breasts are not down to my knees when I'm undressed in front of my husband."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: HusbPeople, Children, Fact)

"Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated, which include all children. And so we sought for signs."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: Children, Parents)

"Children know from a remarkably early age that things are being kept from them, that grown-ups participate in a world of mysteries."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: Age, Being, Children, World)

"It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre, the sensational, and the forbidden."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: Children, Forbidden)

"Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!"
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Children)

"We've got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Work, Children, Fact, Respect)

"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Children)

"We would love to have other children. It hasn't happened. We haven't been lucky enough."
- Marg Helgenberger
(Related: Love, Children)

"But that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: War, Children, Influence, Parents)

"Of course, you would have to be insane to hope your child grows up to be a playwright or poet. Given the odds, you would have to be quite cavalier about your children's future."
- Mark Helprin
(Related: Hope, Children, Future)

"The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality."
- John Hench
(Related: Children, Games, Reality, Years)

"Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images."
- John Hench
(Related: Children, Mouse, Skill)

"Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Faith, Children, Heroes, Innovation, Traditions, Value, Veterans)

"For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma."
- Brad Henry
(Related: God, Opportunity, Values, Children, Jobs, Potential, Right)

"It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Children, Excellence, Expectations, Potential)

"The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children."
- Jim Henson
(Related: People, Children)

"When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said, what kind of television show would we like to do. We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Quality, Children, Programming, Television)

"Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous places by potentially fatal trial and error."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Children, Error)

"Brigham Young had 47 children, and over 50 women as wives."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Women, Children, Wives)

"People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts. Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts, neglecting children, destroying relations with family and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Children, Influence, Interest, Losing)

"Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window. Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family tradition in many families."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, Lie, Children, Language, Learning, Tradition)

"I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us."
- James Herriot
(Related: Trust, People, Animals, Children)

"It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense."
- John Hersey
(Related: Failure, Vision, Children, Defense, Profit, Weapons)

"I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from, and what their grandparents were up to, and I hope they will in their own way continue. I invite anyone else to listen in."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Hope, Grandparents, Will)

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
- Theodore Hesburgh
(Related: Love, Mother, Father, Children)

"A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Love, People, Affection, Being, Care, Children, Culture, Dictators, Gold)

"Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart."
- Hesiod
(Related: Heart, Children, Grief, Spirit)

"That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor. We both feel that it takes away their childhood and puts untold pressure on children."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Actor, Childhood, Children, Pressure, Want)

"You can never spend enough time with children."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Time, Children)

"Children should enjoy the few years they have just being a kid."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Being, Children, Years)

"Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don't know one child with a full time job and children."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Time, Children, Job)

"The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching."
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Children, Parents, Teaching)

"The sport would not survive today if drivers were being killed at the rate they were in the 1960s and '70s. It would have been taken off the air. It is beamed into people's living rooms on Sunday afternoons, with children watching."
- Damon Hill
(Related: People, Being, Children, Living, Today)

"Train our children to love God."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Love, God, Children)

"Let our children be taught love love love."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Love, Children)

"Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Children, Football, Games, Pretty)

"Children are easily influenced, and I always want to do things I can be proud to show my kids someday."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Children, Kids, Want)

"When you're a mom and you have three children, nothing bothers you. Trust me. Who cares what people say? I've got other things to deal with."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Mom, Trust, People, Children, Nothing)

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Dreams, Soul, Children, Visions)

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Dreams, Soul, Children, Visions)

"One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be."
- Carol B. Hillman
(Related: Children)

"The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Car, Home, Being, Children, Culture, Depression, Will, World)

"Perhaps we shall also have to hold in check other coloured peoples who will soon be in their certain prime, and thus preserve the world, which is the world of our blood, of our children and of our grandchildren."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Blood, Children, Will, World)

"At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Education, Quality, Americans, Children, Drugs, Healthcare, Job, Military, National security, Retirement, Want)

"Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons."
- Al Hirschfeld
(Related: Artists, Children)

"I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline - production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Children, Will)

"Many children work hard to please their parents, but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us, not about me. That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life."
- Gil Hodges
(Related: Life, Work, Children, Parents)

"Children are the keys of paradise."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Children, Paradise)

"Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Time, Work, Children, Mothers, Thinking)

"Ironically, now that my children are older and gone quite a bit, I find it harder to work when they're not around. Too much free time!"
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Work, Children, Now)

"Blame is for God and small children."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: God, Blame, Children)

"While approximately one in every 400 children and adolescents have Type I diabetes; recent Government reports indicate that one in every three children born in 2000 will suffer from obesity, which as noted is a predominant Type II precursor."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Children, Obesity, Will)

"As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Education, Health, War, Quality, People, Policy, American, Care, Children, Congress, End, Energy, Iraq, Needs, Retirement, Secur)

"God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: God, Strength, Act, Children, Hunger, Prayer, Self, Waiting, Will)

"Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Truth, Children, Pretty, World)

"People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have."
- John Holt
(Related: Experience, People, Children, Want)

"I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Thought, Children, Quiet)

"The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Women, Soul, Children, Killing)

"The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Children, Office, Public, Want)

"Children are our most valuable natural resource."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Children)

"My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren."
- Marilyn Horne
(Related: Daughter, Achievement)

"We beg you to save young America from the blight of race prejudice. Do not bind the children within the narrow circles of your own lives."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: America, Children, Prejudice, Race)

"I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Beauty, Children, Future)

"Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children."
- Jane Howard
(Related: Children, Fact, May, Mortality, Old, Parents, Sense)

"We call the Creator father, because we rely upon Him to protect us, guide us, feed us, keep us warm, to discipline us and all those things. I try to take my cue from the Creator, with regard to my children."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Father, Discipline, Children)

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Home, Time, Children, Mothers, Schools)

"It's a hard call, but I've no desire to live my children's lives. I think my job as a father is to protect them, to allow them a safe place to grow up and to teach them what I've learned."
- Ernie Hudson
(Related: Father, Children, Desire, Job)

"But when we have families, when we have children, this gives us a purpose for being, to protect our children, to avoid going to jail because if I'm in jail, who looks after my children, who's there for my wife?"
- Ernie Hudson
(Related: Wife, Purpose, Being, Children)

"But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Being, Children, Fact, Nothing, World)

"The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society."
- Shirley Hufstedler
(Related: Society, People, America, Children, Participation)

"There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Love, Children, Fathers)

"Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Happiness, Men, Children, Misery, Nothing, Old)

"Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Children, Deeds)

"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Mother, Children, Sleep, Tenderness)

"We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Purpose, Children, Giving, Help, Now, Reason)

"We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Home, Abuse, Children, Crime, Environment, Play, Violence)

"I have said it on several occasions, several times from this podium, that providing a quality education for our children is high on my priority list. I will not stop now."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Education, Quality, Children, Now, Will)

"Arizona is a national leader in school choice with both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving parents and their children more school choices than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Leader, Children, Choice, Choices, Tax, Giving, Parents, School, Schools)

"My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children. We were very poor. And when you ask how did we support ourselves, the only funding that we had was unemployment payments."
- John Hume
(Related: Father, Children, Poor, Support, Unemployment)

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Government, Life, Children, Dawn, Elderly, Shadows, Twilight)

"Being a good psychoanalyst, in short, has the same disadvantage as being a good parent: The children desert one as they grow up."
- Morton Hunt
(Related: Being, Children)

"Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Education, Quality, Children, Prosperity)

"Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Education, Balance, Children, Country, Germany)

"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Land, Sun)

"We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Children, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Peace, God, Children, Followers, Wishes)

"For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, Peace, Work, Fear, Children, Dawn, Living, Want)

"We are battling fanatics who kidnap and behead civilians and shoot fleeing children in the back. There can be no dialogue with such people, and the American people understand this."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: People, American, Children, Fanatics)

"No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night!"
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Change, Love, Work, Children)

"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Intelligence, Vision, Children, Clarity, Curiosity, Intolerance, Remarkable)

"I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. It was a nightmare. My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule."
- David Icke
(Related: Dad, Being, Children, Ridicule)

"My children have become popular, and they show a tremendous love for the public. They're professionals."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Love, Children, Popular, professionals, Public)

"The success my children have had has helped me immensely. I've showed them a certain respect for this career."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Success, Career, Children, Respect)

"I never had the exposure to techniques and so forth that children have today with art workshops, but I always had crayons and pencils and still have work going right back to when I was five or six years old."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Art, Work, Children, Old, Right, Today, Years)

"I do not think our priorities are misplaced when we are looking at creating a whole new class of children from these gay marriages who could end up completely dependent on the State, on the taxpayers - the American people."
- James Inhofe
(Related: People, American, Children, Class, End, Gay, Priorities, State)

"I do care about the mercury contamination which this country will be experiencing because of the attempted sellout by this administration to special interests which will result in more mercury in the blood of young children in America."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: America, Blood, Care, Children, Country, Mercury, Result, Will)

"My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Decision, Children, Empowerment, Ending, Racism, Want)

"When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?"
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Wife, Discipline, Values, Children, Effort, Man, Obligation, Right)

"I envy children who know that they're going to become doctors, know they're going to go into the forces or whatever. I think choice is one of the hardest things, but that's what I try to give my children, to say you can do anything."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Children, Choice, Doctors, Envy)

"Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Actors, Children, Want)

"When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Dad, Home, Career, Children, Difference, First, Now)

"All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Children)

"Plus, 40% of our debt is owned by foreign interest. I can't support a plan that passes along cost burden to our children and makes us more reliant on foreign dollars."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Burden, Children, Debt, Interest, Support)

"Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they - not someone else - must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Education, Home, Children, Parents, Responsibility)

"Research and development needs permanent tax credits to build the technology that spurs our growth. But no government programs alone can get America's students to study more science and math; parents must push and help their children to meet this goal."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Government, Science, Technology, Development, Goal, Growth, America, Children, Tax, Help, Needs, Parents, Research, Students, St)

"Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Classroom, Learning)

"If a composer has a nice wife and some nice children, how can he let the children starve on his dissonances?"
- Charles Ives
(Related: Wife, Children)

"A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Mother, Children)

"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Children)

"I've helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Cancer, Children, Kids)

"Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn't him. This is not him."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Love, Money, Power, Children, Evil, Parents)

"And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Work, Children)

"Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be lived."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Children, Goodness, Smiles)

"Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Life, Truth, Children, First, Harm, Will)

"Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Love, Children, Kids)

"When I see children, I see the face of God. That's why I love them so much. That's what I see."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Love, God, Children)

"Well, you don't get to do things that other children get to do, having friends and slumber parties and buddies. There were none of that for me. I didn't have friends when I was little. My brothers were my friends."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Brothers, Children, Friends)

"Life Among the Savages is a disrespectful memoir of my children."
- Shirley Jackson
(Related: Life, Children)

"I'm not up on today's television for children, because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me."
- William Jackson
(Related: Cartoons, Children, Interest, Television, Today)

"I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's. The era of locally produced children's shows was over and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television."
- William Jackson
(Related: Children, Television)

"I have no idea how to become successful in children's tv programming today other than to say that whereever you find that rare animal being pursued, insert yourself into its environment; get in the door in any position and work from within."
- William Jackson
(Related: Work, Idea, Successful, Being, Children, Environment, Programming, Today)

"Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Children, Name)

"DURING the first years of my service in Dr. Flint's family, I was accustomed to share some indulgences with the children of my mistress."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Family, Children, First, Service, Years)

"But to the slave mother New Year's day comes laden with peculiar sorrows. She sits on her cold cabin floor, watching the children who may all be torn from her the next morning; and often does she wish that she and they might die before the day dawns."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Mother, Children, Day, May, New year)

"The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell."
- John Jakes
(Related: Children, Heaven, Hell, Innocence, Losing, Pain, Will)

"Yes, it is worse than thrown away, because every fair minded man must admit that the expenditure of this sum of money in the county for intoxicating liquor creates lawlessness, makes criminals, wrecks homes and brings trouble to innocent women and children."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Money, Women, Children, Liquor, Man, Trouble)

"The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Children, Commerce, Exercise)

"And ladies, build up your husband by being submissive. That's how you will give your children success; you will want your children to be obedient, to be submissive to righteous living."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: Success, HusbBeing, Children, Ladies, Living, Want, Will)

"There are times not to flirt. When you're sick. When you're with children. When you're on the witness stand."
- Joyce Jillson
(Related: Children)

"Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Family, Imagination, People, Children, Eyes, Importance)

"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Father, Children)

"Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them."
- Lady Bird Johnson
(Related: Children)

"I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: God, Time, Mother, Decision, Children, Feeling, Freedom, Right, Thinking)

"Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?"
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Children, Will)

"Without greater support for childcare, parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper, poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Quality, Care, Children, May, Parents, Poor, Support)

"When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Happiness, Children, Confidence, Day, Difference, Joy, Night, School, Self, World)

"But even though all this was going on at home, if someone had tried to take me away and put me in a children's home, I couldn't have handled it. Even though my mother was very brutal, it was my home."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Home, Mother, Children)

"I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Love, Sports, Dad, Cheating, Children)

"There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Chance, Children, Film, Pleasure)

"All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Women, HusbCare, Children, Day, Will)

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Children, Inconsistency)

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Children, Patience)

"It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)

"We children learned responsibility automatically."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Children, Responsibility)

"I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Men, Children, Clothes, Despair, Martyrs, Mothers, Sanity)

"In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?"
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Work, Birds, Children, Day, Night, Song)

"I preferred sewing to bossing little children."
- Mother Jones
(Related: Children)

"After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Children, Friends, Popular, School)

"The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat."
- June Jordan
(Related: Car, Society, Father, Children, Property)

"The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category, so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it. It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film, it's not a children's film - so what is it?"
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Children, Company, Fantasy, Film, Horror)

"Good words will not give me back my children."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Children, Will, Words)

"Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Children)

"Children need models rather than critics."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Children)

"I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Family, Love, Work, Music, Children)

"I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Music, Children, Fans, Funerals, Letters, Play, Reading)

"There are 38,000 people dying of hunger each day and most are children. And, being a celebrity, I communicate about it as much as I can."
- Raul Julia
(Related: People, Being, Celebrity, Children, Day, Dying, Hunger)

"Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Children, Talk)

"A good book written for children can be read by adults."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Children)

"Well, I love having kids. But I have the advantage of having a lot of help, a real hands-on husband and small children whom I can easily manipulate."
- Jane Kaczmarek
(Related: Love, HusbChildren, Help, Kids)

"One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Islam, Children, Spirit)

"Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Sacrifice, Children, Today, Tomorrow)

"Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way around."
- John K. Van De Kamp
(Related: Life, Sex, Children, Literature)

"I only have so much energy, so something had to go. This is why, at the end of the day, I've preserved my sanity for the children and also manage to do my best at work."
- Kiri Te Kanawa
(Related: Work, Children, Day, End, Energy, Sanity)

"Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion."
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Related: Sympathy, Adolescence, Children, Compassion)

"Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: History, Children, Future, Geography, Internet, School)

"I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Chess, Children, Schools, Thinking)

"I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Children, Projects, Results, Victims)

"Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness."
- Charlotte Davis Kasl
(Related: Power, Dance, Caring, Children, Limits, Result, Unhappiness)

"A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood."
- Charlotte Davis Kasl
(Related: Life, Heart, Adulthood, Children, Memories)

"Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Children, Parenthood, Parents, Right)

"Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Life, Care, Children, Responsibility)

"The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Abortion, Children, Controversy)

"They are always very lax about putting restrictions on violence for children's movies, which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Movies, Children, Sexuality, Violence)

"It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to be good to other people and to consider other people."
- Bob Keeshan
(Related: Life, People, Strength, Children)

"Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff."
- Bob Keeshan
(Related: Work, Children, Play)

"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Children, Eyes, Nothing)

"Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Men, Women, Children)

"I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Age, Children, Woman)

"It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Father, Cause, Children, Conflict, Man, Right, School, Trying)

"The troops are therefore empowered and are in duty bound in this war to use without mitigation even against women and children any means that will lead to success."
- Wilhelm Keitel
(Related: Success, War, Women, Children, Duty, Troops, Will)

"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."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Experience, Life, Men, Nature, Adventure, Children, Danger, Nothing, Security, Superstition)

"I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Act, Children, Crime, Safety, Support, Today)

"The Lord did not bless us with any children of our own, so we gathered up little waifs whom we thought would be neglected and would not be cared for unless we brought them into our family."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Family, Thought, Children)

"My dream is to eventually open a children's theatre."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Dream, Children, Open, Theatre)

"Children are so creative and imaginative that they just bring you to life all over again."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Life, Children)