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You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table.

Author: Gypsy Smith


What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?

Author: Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

Profession: Anglo-American Essayist, Aphorist

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

Author: Benjamin Spock (1903)

Profession: American Pediatrician

There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their ''good'' subjects and punishment to their ''bad'' ones, who are amused at the ''cleverness'' of children and annoyed by their ''stupidities.''

Author: Viola Spolin (1911)

Profession: American Theatrical Director, Producer

Children are the keys of paradise.

Author: Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903)

Profession: American Critic, Poet

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

Author: Stacia Tauscher


No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.

Author: Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)

Profession: British Churchman, Writer

It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: ''What I gave I have.'' We have to love them and lose them.

Author: Alfred Torrie


If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Author: Brian Tracy

Profession: American Trainer, Speaker, Author, Businessman

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

Author: Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Profession: Thirty-third President of the USA

Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.

Author: Source Unknown


Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.

Author: Source Unknown


What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.

Author: Source Unknown


With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.

Author: Source Unknown