The love we give away is the only love we keep.Elbert Hubbard
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles
Children are the true connoisseurs. What’s precious to them has no price, only value. Bel Kaufman
Always remember that in some way or another you are somebody’s Angel even if you don’t know it. power-within-you
There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.Chinese proverb
A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening toRobert Brault
Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live, rather than what you say. Wayne Dyer
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.Dorothy Fisher
A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love. Martin Farquhar Tupper
The best thing you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories. Sydney J Harris
Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.Hosea Ballou
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best academy, a mother’s knee. James Russell Lowell
The real manace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.Jean Kerr
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.Henry Ward Beecher
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us; when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.Washington Irving
Stories first heard at a mother’s knee are never wholly forgotten – a little spring that never quite dries up in our journey through scorching years.Giovanni Ruffini
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.Henri Frederic Amiel
Who, being loved, is poor?Oscar Wilde
Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.Danish Proverb
A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their power to bestow.Mary Cholmondeley
There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.Ralph Waldo Emerson
No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant.Amy Leslie
I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.Liz Armbruster
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t musicWilliam Stafford
We have not inherited the earth from our parents; we have borrowed it from our childrenL. Brown.
The world is as many times new as there are children in our livesRobert Brault
Parents – It is your duty to teach your children how to think, not what to think.
People create conflict and disharmony by claiming ownership of suburbs, cities or even countries. The world belongs to us all, by embracing diversity and seeking the similarities within others we will create less war, aggression and conflictMaggie Dent
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Love is staying up all night with a sick child – or a healthy adultDavid Frost
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanityRoberto Benigni
Success for me is to raise happy, healthy human beingsKelly LeBrock
Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smokerChristy Turlington
My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in educationJohn H. Johnson
Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to churchLynn Johnston
Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power stationRobbie Coltrane
If you’re asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.Bruce Jenner
A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.Frank Howard Clark
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.Chinese Proverb
Parents must get across the idea that “I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.”Amy Vanderbilt
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.Leo F. Buscagli
Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?Jane Nelson
We women need to learn to be more gentle with ourselves, or else, how will our children learn to be gentle with themselves?Anne Wilson Shaef
‘Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile’ mostly describes the behavior of people who have hitherto been given only inches.Alfie Kohn
A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.Richard L. Evans
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.Wayne Dyer
Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.Chuang-Tzu, philosopher (4th c. BCE)
Pay attention and stay centered. You carry the mantle of ‘Mother,’ the eternal principle of balance and stability. When your children’s energy is scattered, be grounded. When your children throw tantrums, be still. Know what you stand for. Be firm and consistent to teach your children about boundaries. Thus you will root them in health and release their souls to limitless.Vimala McClure, in The Tao of Motherhood.
Disobedience is not an issue if obedience is not the goal.Daron Quinlan
Rewards and punishment are two sides of the same coin…and that coin doesn’t buy very much.Alfie Kohn
When a child hits a child, we call it aggression. When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault. When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.Haim Ginott
Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.Wayne Dyer
Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other; on the contrary, they breed and reinforce each other.Haim Ginott
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.Harold Whitman
Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile’ mostly describes the behavior of people who have hitherto been given only inches.Alfie Kohn, “Beyond Discipline”
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” – Frederick Douglass
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.Victor Frankl
Bravery is allowing ourselves to feel pain to prevent someone else’s pain.Lisa Stroyan
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.Albert Einstein
You cannot simultaneously feel bad about what you have done and focus on what you must do differently.Becky Bailey
Most modern children suffer too much mother – and too little father. Gloria Steinem
Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
Smile at each other. Smile at your wife; smile at your husband; smile at your children; smile at each other. It doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Every second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and never will be again. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. We should say to each of them, “Do you know who you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been another child like you!” Pablo Casals
Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush; anxious for greater developments and greater wishes and so on; so that children have very little time for their parents; Parents have very little time for each other; and at home begins the disruption of the peace of the world. Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success. Og Mandino (1923 – 1996)
Children don’t need to be taught how to learn; they are born learners. They come out of the womb interacting with and exploring their surroundings. Babies are active learners, their burning curiosity motivating them to learn how the world works. And if they are given a safe supportive environment, they will continue to learn hungrily and naturally – in the manner, and at the speed, that suits them best.Wendy Priesnitz
If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon Baines Johnson
We must become the change we want to see. 20th century Indian National Congress President.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Martin Luther King
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them — James Baldwin
Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse. Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Do you feel like co-operating or doing better?Jane Nelson
The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship. Barbara DeAngelis
To laugh often and loudly; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to leave the world a better place; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson