Wednesday, April 4, 2007

13 Quotes About Children

"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body."
-Elizabeth Stone

"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories."
-John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

"There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience."
-Anatole Broyard

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."
-Psalm 127:3-5

"I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."
-Anna Quindlen

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

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."
-John W. Whitehead

"Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist."
-Michael Levine

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."
-Ephesians 6:4

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-Theodore Hesburgh

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
-William Shakespeare

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"Before you were conceived I wanted you.
Before you were born I loved you.
Before you were here an hour I would die for you.
This is the miracle of life."
-Maureen Hawkins

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1 comment:

L^2 said...

I only have canine kids, but these are some really good quotes. I especially liked the "Children are the living messages..." one.
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