This is an English proverb believe it
or not. Maybe you've been there and done that, and maybe you're more inclined
to believe these words:
Hang on, though, it was Socrates who said this a LONG time ago. Hmm.
Anyway, I think that we're all agreed that the world simply cannot do without kids, children, little ones or whatever's the word you like to use for them (even perishers). So...
Enjoy! As ever, do let me know what you think to these inspirational quotes. So, let the goo-goo ga-ga begin...
child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
-- Albert Einstein
"Youth is wasted on the young."
-- George Bernard Shaw
(What a clever man ol' GBS is. Shame he came up with such a horrid inspirational teacher quote, isn't it.)
"He who teaches children learns more than they do"
-- German Proverb
"Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas"
-- Paula Poundstone
"Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children."
-- Mark Twain
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
-- James Arthur Baldwin
"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again."
-- Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."
-- Abigail Van Buren
(Hmm, this is one of those inspirational quotes for teens that sounds like a great self-esteem tip tip to me - don't you think?)
"Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of."
-- Peter Ustinov
"If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example."
-- George Bernard Shaw
"Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years."
"Every child is born a genius."
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt."
-- Herbert Hoover
(Oh Herbert, what a wag you are! As for you, if you're interested in more giggles then check out this page of funny text messages .)
"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."
-- Phyllis Diller
MORE inspirational quotes for children, yes, but first it's time to see why this page is so gaga over kids. Check out this best every laughing baby video (and I bet you laugh!)...
child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there
hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like
-- Pablo Casals
"Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. "
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"I am not young enough to know everything."
-- Oscar Wilde
about you? How much do you know, these days? It would be great if you shared
your story with us, and showed us what you know! )
"I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult."
-- Fran Lebowitz
"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression."
--Dr. Haim Ginott
"A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer."
-- Author Unknown
"We have children because we want immortality and this is the most reliable way of getting it."
-- Woodrow Wyatt
"What is a home without children? Quiet."
-- Henny Youngman
"The soul is healed by being with children."
-- Fyodor Dostoyevski
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
-- Pablo Picasso
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":