children quotes

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.Thomas Szasz

If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future.Helen Thomas

I don't want to be an absent mother. Otherwise, why have children?Indira Varma

We must, I believe, start teaching our children the sanity of nonviolence much earlier.Alice Walker

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.William Adams

If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn't give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.Ferran Adria

The way I heard about The American Giving Awards was from the people that I work with. My publicist and I had a conversation a while back about wanting to really get involved more and more. We've been working with the National Council for Adoption with the children's home that I was adopted from called Holston Home.Rodney Atkins

Our imaginations are strong as children. Sometimes they get shoved aside, these imaginations. They get dusty and mildewed with age. The imagination is a muscle that has to be put to use or it shrivels.Julianna Baggott

I think tremendous change has taken place since the World Summit for Children in 1990.Carol Bellamy

Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever.Ezra Taft Benson

I never aspired to be Speaker simply so I could say, 'I am the Speaker of the House of Commons,' and tell my children that.John Bercow

I have led an unusual life. I have buried a father killed at age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime of their lives. I raised my children as a single mother when my husband was arrested and held for eight years without a conviction - a hostage to my political career.Benazir Bhutto

The young people I teach now know they are being sold down the river before we even start studying the trends and numbers. That's the toughest part of being a high school economics teacher... being a witness when our children realize that the greatest deficit of all is a deficit of leadership.Kurt Bills

You know you've made it when you've been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls - it's a bit scary, actually.Cate Blanchett

I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children.Mary J. Blige

Writing for children is an art in itself, and a most interesting one.Enid Blyton

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.Jimmy Carter

Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity.Robert Casey

Studies indicate that these children are more susceptible to advertising and even less likely to understand the purpose of this advertising.Bob Filner

I have been looking after the children. My wife has taken time off.David Ginola