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  • "You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers." -- John J. Plomp

  • "Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." -- Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

  • "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

  • "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five." -- Groucho Marx

  • "Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • "Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." -- Rabbinical Saying

  • "Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years." -- Anonymous

  • "Never have children, only grandchildren." -- Gore Vidal

  • "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." -- Harry S Truman

  • "Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them." -- Oscar Wilde

  • "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." -- Charles Wadsworth

  • "People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.' -- Bill Watterson

  • "Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners." -- Anonymous

  • "Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said." -- Anonymous

  • "Familiarity breeds contempt - and children." -- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • "The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires." -- Dorothy Parker

  • "Laundry increases exponentially in the number of children." -- Miriam Robbins

  • "Children need models rather than critics." -- Joseph Joubert

  • "Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that allow their children to come back home." -- Bill Cosby

  • "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." -- Carl Sandburg

  • "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes." -- Dr. Who

  • "You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return." -- Arthur Miller

  • "All kids are gifted. Some just open their packages earlier than others." -- Michael Carr

  • "It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn." -- Eric Hoffer

  • "The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children." -- Clarence S. Darrow

  • "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's in trouble." -- Dennis Fakes

  • "The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children." -- Edward, Duke of Windsor

  • "Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. They increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death." -- Francis Bacon

  • "If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm." -- Bruce Barton

  • "If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things." -- Norman Douglas

  • "Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home." -- Phyllis Diller

  • "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy." -- Sam Levenson

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