Albert EinsteinIf you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
C. S. LewisA children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
Gustave FlaubertDo not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
William ShakespeareChildren wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
Gustave FlaubertDo not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.
James BaldwinChildren have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Albert EinsteinThe pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Ogden NashTonight’s December thirty-first, Something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it's midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!
Oscar WildeChildren begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
August WilsonThe most valuable blacks are those in prison, those who have the warrior spirit, who had a sense of being African. They got for their women and children what they needed when all other avenues were closed to them.
Maya AngelouMost people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.
Khaled HosseiniChildren aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.
J. K. RowlingSnape's patronus was a doe,' said Harry, 'the same as my mother's because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.
AristotleThose 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.
Mark TwainThe most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
Christopher HitchensTo terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?
Marianne WilliamsonChildren are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Harper LeeWhen a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.
Betty FriedanThere is absolutely no evidence that it is harmful to children if their mother's health, well-being and autonomy and control of her own destiny is maximized by work outside the home.
SocratesThe children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.
Nizar QabbaniArab children, Corn ears of the future, You will break our chains, Kill the opium in our heads, Kill the illusions. Arab children, Don't read about our suffocated generation, We are a hopeless case. We are as worthless as a water-melon rind. Dont read about us, Dont ape us, Dont accept us, Dont accept our ideas, We are a nation of crooks and jugglers. Arab children, Spring rain, Corn ears of the future, You are the generation That will overcome defeat.
Stephen KingSchizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.
Margaret AtwoodPerhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.
Betty FriedanA woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children.
Robert F. KennedyEvery generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.
Isabel AllendeAccept 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.
Martha GellhornBetween 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.
Robert F. KennedyWe develop the kind of citizens we deserve. If a large number of our children grow up into frustration and poverty, we must expect to pay the price.
Robert F. KennedyEverything that makes man's life worthwhile - family, work, education, a place to rear one's children and a place to rest one's head - all this depends on the decisions of government; all can be swept away by a government which does not heed the demands of its people, and I mean all of its people.
Judy GarlandI don't always have to sing a song. There is something besides 'The Man That Got Away' or 'Over the Rainbow' or 'The Trolley Song.' There's a woman. There are three children. There's me! There's a lot of life going here.
Roseanne BarrExperts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?
Marilyn MonroeThe thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.
Walt WhitmanGod is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.
Leonard CohenChildren show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
Robert F. KennedyThe Gross National Product includes the destruction of the redwoods and the death of Lake Superior. It grows with the production of napalm and missiles and nuclear warheads... It includes... the broadcasting of television programs which glorify violence to sell goods to our children.
Steven SpielbergI love my kids as individuals, not as a herd, and I do have a herd of children: I have seven kids.
Sylvia PlathSo 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.
Thurgood MarshallWe deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.
Russell BrandRebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.
Betty FriedanMen, also, have in them enormous capacities that they have to repress and fear in themselves, living up to this obsolete and brutal man-eating, bear-killing, Ernest Hemingway, crewcut Prussian sadistic, napalm all the children in Vietnam, bang-bang you're dead, image of masculinity, the image of all powerful masculine superiority that is absolute.
Stephen KingNo one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.
Germaine GreerWe 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.
RumiAll people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.
Rainer Maria RilkeMay what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
Julianne MooreI love it, to have the same crew. I'm not married. I don't have children. My 17-year-old dog died. I'm kind of on my own. So I really like having the same camera guy for four years. I love looking around and seeing the hair and makeup people who have been there from the beginning.
Marianne WilliamsonThere is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Sandra BullockI'm very musically inclined. My parents were opera singers. As a young child, I could hear operas and I knew if they were sad, or if they reminded me of something, or they brought back a memory.
Orson Scott CardPeter, you're twelve years old. I'm ten. They have a word for people our age. They call us children and they treat us like mice.
Hillary ClintonSeveral people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children.
Harper LeeThey've done it before and they'll do it again and when they do it -- seems that only the children weep. Good night.
Isadora DuncanSo long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Elton JohnThe worst thing you can do to a child, and I've seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon.
Betty FriedanWe can no longer ignore that voice within women that says: 'I want something more than my husband and my children and my home.'
Mike PenceThe very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me, and I can't conscious about a party that supports that.
Dietrich BonhoefferThe ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
Margaret MeadInstead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Mike PenceThere are so many families around the country that can't have children. We can improve options so families can have children, can adopt more readily those children.
Steven SpielbergWhen my children were born, I made the choice I wanted them to be raised as Jews and to have a Jewish education.
Mike PenceThe United States of America needs to begin to exercise strong leadership to protect the vulnerable citizens and over 100,000 children in Aleppo.
Johnny DeppEverything here is edible; even I'm edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.
Elton JohnOh teacher, I need you like a little child, you got something in you to drive a school boy wild.
Richard DawkinsIt is immoral to brand children with religion. 'This is a Catholic child.' 'That is a Muslim child.' I want everyone to flinch when they hear such a phrase, just as they would if they heard, 'That is a Marxist child.'
George CarlinDon’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Richard DawkinsThe supernatural is ubiquitous in children's entertainment, from Grimm and Hans Andersen to Disney and 'Harry Potter.'
Bernie SandersWhat kind of nation are we when we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we can't take care of the elderly and the children.
Hillary ClintonIf you get so unequal that people believe they don't have a chance, that the field isn't level for them and their children, that puts democracy at risk.
Elton JohnLaughing like children, living like lovers, rolling like thunder, under the covers, and I guess that's why they call it the blues.
Charles DickensFor it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Richard DawkinsI didn't know children were expected to have literary heroes, but I certainly had one, and I even identified with him at one time: Doctor Dolittle, whom I now half identify with the Charles Darwin of Beagle days.
Daisaku IkedaWomen are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
Richard DawkinsI wouldn't want to have the thought police going to people's homes, dictating what they teach their children. I don't want to be Big Brotherish. I would hate that.
Michael JacksonIn their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Ernest HemingwayThe thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing.
Elton JohnIf there's a God in heaven, what's he waiting for? If He can't hear the children, then he must see the war.
Donald TrumpAmericans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.
Louisa May Alcott...the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.