«It's the curse of motherhood. You're required to love us even when we vex you.»

Julia Quinn

«Call me infidel, call me atheist, call me what you will, I intend so to treat my children, that they can come to my grave and truthfully say: 'He who sleeps here never gave us a moment of pain. From his lips, now dust, never came to us an unkind word.»

Robert G. Ingersoll

«Isn't a kid alive who doesn't dream about rewarding her folks, or punishing them.»

Chuck Palahniuk

«...It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.»

Antoine de Saint Exupery

«In the midst of her tears came the thought, "When people are in danger, they ask God to save them;" and, slipping down upon her knees, she said her prayer as she had never said it before, for when human help seems gone we turn to Him as naturally as lost children cry to their father, and feel sure that he will hear and answer them.»

Louisa May Alcott

«She didn't like being twelve. It felt like someplace between who she'd been and who she was about to be. It felt like no place at all.»

Alice Hoffman

«Kids are trusting and wise and I cannot think of a less useful combination to be born with. The wisdom lets children know who they are. And then the trust lets everyone else take that knowledge away.»

Sean Wilsey

«Hope had finally learned to live in the present. Often, when she found herself in a space of tremendous comfort, usually out in nature, or when her children were safe all around her and on the verge of going to bed, she forced herself to take stock. Here you are, Hope, she told herself. What a beautiful moment. You may never again be here at this spot, enjoying the calm. This habit of hers, to acknowledge the immediate and elusive joy of the present, kept her sane.»

David Bergen

«When children are very young, they have natural curiosities about the world and explore them, trying diligently to figure out what is real. As they become "producers " they fall away from exploration and start fishing for the right answers with little thought. They believe they must always be right, so they quickly forget mistakes and how these mistakes were made. They believe that the only good response from the teacher is "yes," and that a "no" is defeat.»

John Holt

«Looking at the children, she knew that any hope for a new life would have to grow within her. She glanced at Nate, wondering if he felt as she did, that children were the only consolation in this world, the only recompense for so much suffering.»

Laura Brodie

«It’s alright, kiddo. I’ll love you no matter how you are. No matter if you are gifted or not, your mother and I will love you all the way to the end of forever...»

Shannon A. Thompson

«He laughs. And in his laugh I hear bliss. I hear feet dancing, the rush of skirts twirling. The sound of children.»

Alyson Richman

«Mr. Crossley suddenly wondered why he was why he was worrying about the note. It was only a joke, after all. He cleared his throat. Everyone looked up hopefully. 'Somebody,' said Mr. Crossley, 'seems to have sent me a Halloween message.' And he read out the note: 'SOMEONE IN THIS CLASS IS A WITCH.'»

Diana Wynne Jones

«All that did a big lot toward showing Youth that this big world is ‘not half bad,’ if adults will but watch, aid, and coach. And I will not stand anybody’s snapping at a child! Particularly a tiny tot. If you think that you must snap, snap at a child so big as to snap back. I don’t sanction ‘talking back’ to adults, but, ha, ha!»

Ernest Vincent Wright

«Encourage don't belittle, embrace their individuality. And show them that no matter what they will always have value if they stay true to themselves.»

Solange nicole

«Are parents always more ambitious for their children than they are for themselves?»

Jeffrey Archer

«We pretend that we know our children, because it's easier than admitting the truth--from the minute that cord is cut, they are strangers. It's far easier to tell yourself your daughter is still a little girl than to see her in a bikini and realize she has the curves of a young woman; it's safer to say you're a good parent who has all the right conversations about drugs and sex than to acknowledge there are a thousand things she would never tell you.»

Jodi Picoult

«Someday my children will look fondly on the annoying things I did and see them clearly as evidence of love.»

Richelle E. Goodrich

«La relación de una niña con su muñeca es de las más fuertes del universo. Una fuerza descomunal movida por una energía tremenda.»

Jordi Sierra i Fabra

«My late husband and I started our sons off as readers at a very young age. Today, they are voracious readers.»

Soraya Diase Coffelt

«World is brighter with the happiness of children.»

Mehmet Murat ildan

«I have a theory about how she might have managed to pull off such a feat. It comes in the form of an equation: Love + Fear = Herculean Strength. It’s how mothers come to fling runaway motorcars from their children.»

Franny Billingsley

«Small children will talk to anyone, once the guard of shyness has fallen, and they have, like the elderly, a sense of immediacy, a need to say or do something, now, now, the minute it is thought of, combined with that other sense, of the complete irrelevance of time.»

Susan Hill

«... Genesis 18 calls fathers to direct their children to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Being a parent means working in God's behalf to provide direction for your children. Directors are in charge. It involves knowing and helping them to understand God's standard for children's behavior. It means teaching them that they are sinners by nature. It includes pointing them to the mercy and grace of God shown in Christ's life and death for sinners.»

Tedd Tripp

«Why children?' he asked. 'Why always children? For love to end where it begins is far more beautiful, and Nature knows it.»

E.M. Forster

«It is so fatally easy to make young children believe that they are horrible.»

T.H. White

«The move towards the extension of personhood to children is already underway, and is utterly, completely and totally unstoppable!»

Stefan Molyneux

«...children are at heart selfish, and reasonably so, for they are programmed for survival.»

Ian McEwan

«Then I reminded myself that all intelligent children suffer bad dreams.»

Grant Morrison

«He liked to feel the soft little hand clasping his own fingers, so big and coarse in comparison, and happily so strong. For in the child's weakness he felt an infinite pathos; a being so entirely helpless, so utterly dependent upon others' love, standing there amid a world of cruelties, smiling and trustful.»

George Gissing