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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Children page.


  • A child is that which tells in the street what his parents say at home.
  • A child sees everything, looks straight at it, examines it, without any preconceived idea; most people, after they are about eleven or twelve, quite lose this power, they see everything through a few preconceived ideas which hang like a veil between them and the outer world.
  • Children should be seen and not heard - Unknown
  • I don't dislike children, I just don't particularly want to be around with them a lot. Problem is, neither do their parents. ~ Bill Maher
  • If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.
  • Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.
  • People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
  • Sunt pueri pueri et pueri puerilia tractant.
    • Children are children and children do childish things
    • Unknown
  • The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
  • The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
  • The greatest prejudice that exists in the modern world, the only one almost universally accepted, is the prejudice against children.
  • The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
  • There is very little you can beat into a child, but no limit to what you can hug out of it
  • There's not a man in America who at one time or another hasn't had a secret desire to boot a child in the ass.
  • Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
  • You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today's world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms.
  • Children are expensive to raise. If you can't afford one, take an aspirin...and hold it between your knees.
  • Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children.
  • If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.

Two conflicting organisational elements[edit]

Currently, most quotes on the subject are entered alphabetical by author. But, an entire book was excerpted as a section, and rather than integrating these, they were left separate. This is discordant, and should be remedied. 17:24, 29 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]