TheValue of Children

Children and the welfare of children is what this site is all about.  Children are important and therefore we are sharing some of our favorite quotes about children.  Many are well known and some not as well known but we enjoy and hope the reader will as well.

Maureen Hawkins:

Before you were conceived, I wanted you.
Before you were born I loved you.
Before you were here an hour, I would die for you.
This is the miracle of life.


Michael Levine:

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.

It takes a village to raise a child.
 

Marilyn French:

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons

 

George Washington Carver:

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these

Children are our most valuable natural resource.

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.


Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?


Louis Pasteur:

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.


Lydia Maria Child:

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!


Marian Wright Edelman:

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.

 

If we  don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.

Pamela Glenconner:

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.

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