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Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.

Author: English Proverb

Profession: Sayings of British Origin

Children are poor men's riches.

Author: John Ray (1627-1705)

Profession: British Naturalist

My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance.

Author: Adrienne Rich (1929)

Profession: American Poet

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA

Childhood is the sleep of reason.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it''

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.

Author: Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

Profession: Scottish Pastor

Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.

Author: Saki

Profession:

Adults are obsolete children.

Author: Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)

Profession: American Writer and Illustrator of Children's Books

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

In all our efforts to provide ''advantages'' we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.''

Author: Eda J. Le Shan (1922)

Profession: American Educator, Author