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Quotations on Childhood - Quotations and Proverbs on Childhood

  1. The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. – Milton
  2. The child is father of man. – Wordsworth
  3. Every child comes with a message that God is not yet discouraged of man. – Rabindranath Tagore
  4. Children are hopes. Feel the dignity of a child. Do not feel superior to him, for you are not. – Robert Henri
  5. Childhood and genius have the same master-organ in common-inquisitiveness. – E. G. Bulwer Lytton
  6. Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. – Haim Ginon
  7. A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. – Rabelais
  8. Children have never been very good at listening to their elder, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin
  9. A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child. – H. W. Longfellow
  10. The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tyres. – Dorothy Parker
  11. Children are our most valuable natural resource. – Herbert Hoover
  12. Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give. – U. N. Declaration
  13. Everyone is the child of his past. – Edna G. Rostow
  14. The modern child will answer you back before you have said anything. – Laurence J. Peter
  15. Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future. – Jean de La Bruyere
  16. You can do anything with children if you only play with them. – Prince Otto von Bismarck
  17. The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. – Mell Lazarus
  18. If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. – Norman Douglas
  19. In praising or loving a child, we love and praise not that which is, but that which we hoe for. – Goethe
  20. A child is God’s opinion that the world should go on. – Carl Sandburg
  21. There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – Proverb
  22. All children are essentially criminal. – Denis Diderot
  23. Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to a man; youth never. – Mrs. Jameson

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