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Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.

Author: Betty Friedan (1921)

Profession: American Feminist Writer

It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.

Author: David Fyfe (1900-1967)

Profession: British Statesman, Jurist

You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.

Author: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

Profession: British Poet

Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.

Author: Graham Greene (1904-1991)

Profession: British Novelist

We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

Children always turn to the light.

Author: David Hare (1947)

Profession: British Playwright, Director

A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.

Author: Jane Harrison (1850-1928)

Profession: British Classical Scholar, Writer

Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.

Author: Shirley Hazzard (1931)

Profession: Australian-born American Author

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Children are our most valuable natural resource.

Author: Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964)

Profession: American - 31st American President

Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.

Author: Bob Hope (1903)

Profession: American Comedian, Actor