Quotations on Children

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God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Children, Job)

If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Men, Children, Fight, Kids, Strangers, Want)

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Children, Fate, May, Mind, Ruin)

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Love, Admiration, Birds, Children, Heroes)

Our children's children will hear a good story.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Children, Will)

Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: People, Children, Now)

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Children, Fame, Man)

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Keywords: Children, First, Parents)

I kind of had my life planned out for me. I'd be married at some point, have, you know, 1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day. But I think that that was kind of my problem. I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Life, Children, Day, Direction)

Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
- Anna Akhmatova
(Keywords: Children, Songs, Word)

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Family, Society, Children, Paradise)

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Abuse, America, Children, Country, Fight, October, Violence)

Head Start is designed to ensure that all children - regardless of their family's income, race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Family, Children, Income, Race)

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Father, Children, Self)

If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Love, God, Burden, Children, Country)

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Children, Choice, Choices, Job, Now, Prison)

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Children, Harm, Obligation)

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

Until I separated from Parker, I had never been without them-and it's the hardest thing to share them. But we're trying to give the children the semblance of having whole lives.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Children, Trying)

The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways.
- Steve Almond
(Keywords: Time, Children, Production)

Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Children, Conviction, Passion)

They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Children, Will, World)

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Keywords: Time, People, Children, Will)

I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Books, Children, First, Mystery, Words)

It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life.
- Pamela Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Children, Man)

Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control.
- Virginia C. Andrews
(Keywords: Fear, Control, Being, Children, Deep)

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Talent, Children, Ignorance)

You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn't matter what party you're in. When you call your children and you say 'How are you?' - and what you are really asking is, 'Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?', That resonates across the state, not across party lines.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: America, Children, Job, Party, State)

We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Children, Future)

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Children, Saying, Singing)

There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Children, Noses)

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
- Marie Antoinette
(Keywords: Mother, Wife, Husband, Blood, Children, Queen)

I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Faith, Family, People, Children, Religious, Support)

Those 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.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Art, Life, Children, Living)

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Children, Fathers, Mothers)

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: People, Children, Politicians)



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