Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation-is that good for the world?
We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.
In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.
The only love that I really believe in is a mother's love for her children.
Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.
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Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.
Accept the children the way we accept trees-with gratitude, because they are a blessing-but do not have expectations or desires. You don't expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
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.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them
Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
Don't just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
In fairy tales, it's always the children who have fine adventures. The mothers have to stay at home and wait for the children to fly in the window.
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.
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So, I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.
Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong."
"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
God, the perfect ever-new unending Bliss, is the greatest temptation to the soul of man. He tests His children first with inferior temptations of the senses; when the man has rejected those in a proper spirit of wisdom, the superior divine treasures are revealed to him.
If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.
So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterward you went about as numb as a slave in a totalitarian state.