Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Except that right side is up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are 152 distinctly different ways--and all are right! At least all will do.
I have never understood the fear of some parents about babies getting mixed up in the hospital. What difference does it make as long as you get a good one?
Babies are unreasonable; they expect far too much of existence. Each new generation that comes takes one look at the world, thinks wildly, "Is this all they've done to it?" and bursts into tears.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
This quote belongs to Bessie Anderson Stanley, What is success? (1904), and it is incorrectly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and other other authors. Look under Bessie Anderson Stanley for the entire poem and more details about the poem.
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
Pilgrimage to Bethlehem. Published in The New York Times on December 23, 1984.
Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
One thing vampire children are taught is, never run with a wooden stake.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Martin Luther King Jr. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
From the "I Have a Dream" speech, Aug. 28, 1963
Definition of a baby: A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Quoted in Reith Lecture (1976)
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Social Studies (1981)
Babies are necessary to grownups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things--wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Having a baby is like trying to push a grand piano through a transom.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education. And in this country, the success of our children cannot depend more on where they live than on their potential.
2010 State of the Union Address Jan 27, 2010
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
All revolutions devour their own children.
Remark in prison to Hans Frank (June 30, 1934)
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
When, in 1934, the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children, my father applied for my older brother and myself. We were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934.
We don’t want any child to go without seeing Santa, but it’s not worth bringing your child to the mall, infecting the Santa and infecting the other children.
Note that venerable proverb: Children and fools always speak the truth. The deduction is plain: adults and wise persons never speak it.
"On the Decay of the Art of Lying"
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American song
I wish the best for them, and their tragically deformed children.
House, No More Mr. Nice Guy. By Dr. Gregory House.
This is our fault. Doctors over-prescribing antibiotics. Got a cold? Take some penicillin. Sniffles? No problem. Have some azithromycin. Is that not working anymore? Well, got your Levaquin. Antibacterial soaps in every bathroom. We'll be adding vancomycin to the water supply soon. We bred these superbugs. They're our babies. And they're all grown up and they've got body piercings and a lot of anger.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
Lies are like children: they’re hard work, but it’s worth it because the future depends on them.
House, It's a Wonderful Lie. By Dr. Gregory House.
Did they teach that before or after the class on fondling your inner child?
House, Frozen. By Dr. Gregory House.
Childbirth is a natural event. So are death and earthquakes.