Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
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.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
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.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid - they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to not like me.
There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Are some women and children going to die? Yeah. But it's doing the right thing. You got money, you sit around talking about peace. People who don't have money need some help.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
My music is best understood by children and animals.
I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth, and you will find both of my children in there.
I have two children and they're young yet but all of the children that I know really inspire me.
I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.