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Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.

Author: Harold Hulbert


Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.

Author: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Author: Jesse Jackson (1941)

Profession: American Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.

Author: Anna Jameson (1794-1860)

Profession: British Essayist

One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

Author: Randall Jarrell (1914-1965)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.

Author: Lady Bird Johnson


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

Author: Franklin P. Jones


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Author: Franklin P. Jones


Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

Author: June Jordan (1939)

Profession: American Poet, Civil Rights Activist

To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.

Author: June Jordan (1939)

Profession: American Poet, Civil Rights Activist

Children need models rather than critics.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

Normally, children learn to gauge rather accurately from the tone of their parent's voice how seriously to take his threats. Of course, they sometimes misjudge and pay the penalty.

Author: Louis Kaplan


Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.

Author: Garrison Keillor (1942)

Profession: American Humorous Writer, Radio Performer