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It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
- Kingsley Amis

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
- Bruce Barton

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
- Anatole Broyard

Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
- Lois McMaster Bujold "Barrayar", 1991

Our children change us whether they live or not.
- Lois McMaster Bujold "Barrayar", 1991

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
- Leo J. Burke

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
- Robert Byrne

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
- Dick Cavett

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
- Bill Cosby

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
- Clarence Darrow

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
- Robertson Davies "What's Bred in the Bone"

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery "The Little Prince"

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
- Norman Douglas

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
- King Edward VIII

Children are all foreigners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
- John Gray "Children Are From Heaven"

Be gentle with the young.
- Juvenal

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
- Fran Lebowitz

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
- Fran Lebowitz

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
- Sam Levenson

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
- Mary MacCracken

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx

My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
- Groucho Marx

D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
- Robert Orben

Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
- Robert Orben

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
- Dorothy Parker

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
- John J. Plomp

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
- Rabbinical Saying

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!
- William Shakespeare "King Lear", Act 1 scene 4

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare "The Merchant of Venice", Act 2 scene 2

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
- Harry S Truman

Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.
- Unknown

Never have children, only grandchildren.
- Gore Vidal

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
- Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes

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