Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Quotes on Children

Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
Daniel Raeburn, The New Yorker, 05-01-2006

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 (1950 - )

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

Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998

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

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

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


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