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In the course of a debate with Lewis Terman: Without offering any data on all that occurs between conception and the age of kindergarten they announce on the basis of what they have got out of a few thousand questionnaires that they are measuring the hereditary mental endowment of human beings. Obviously this is not a conclusion obtained by research. It is a conclusion planted by the will to believe. It is I think for the most part unconsciously planted.... If the impression takes root that these tests really measure intelligence that they constitute a sort of last judgment on the childs capacity that they reveal scientifically his predestined ability then it would be a thousand times better if all the intelligence testers and all their questionnaires were sunk in the Sargasso Sea.
Walter Lippmann Category: Children
If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child everything usually works out pretty well.
Ruth Carlisle Category: Children
Whats more enchanting than the voices of young people when you cant hear what they say?
Logan Pearsall Smith Category: Children
We spend the first twelve months of our childrens lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller Category: Children
There must always be a struggle between a father and son while one aims at power and the other at independence.
Samuel Johnson Category: Children
A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it.
Katharine Whitehorn Category: Children
The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
M. Grundler Category: Children
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
James Baldwin Category: Children
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is mans lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Children
Whenever I date a guy I think Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
Rita Rudner Category: Children
See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?
Will Rogers Category: Children
Sweet childish days that were as long As twenty days are now.
William Wordsworth Category: Children
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Children
Children and fools speak true.
John Lyly Category: Children
CHILDHOOD n. The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Children
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children to prattle to creep and to play with them?
Epictetus Category: Children
The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Category: Children
We are entitled to personal revelation especially when it concerns our own or our childrens lives and what has been foreordained for them. This is true whether our children number one or ten and whether the Lord sends them to us through natural means or adoption. This is a glorious knowledge.
Linda Eyre Category: Children
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
William Penn Category: Children
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette Category: Children
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson Category: Children
Those whom we can love we can hate; to others we are indifferent.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Children
Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toun Upstairs and dounstairs in his nicht-goun Tirlin at the window cryin at the lock Are the weans in their bed? for it s nou ten oclock.
William Miller Category: Children
For every child that is born it brings with it the hope that God is not yet disappointed with man.
Rabindranath Tagore Category: Children
God never sends th mouth but he sendeth meat.
John Heywood Category: Children
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Sophocles Category: Children
The childhood shows the man As morning shows the day.
John Milton Category: Children
If ever we hear a case of lying we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Alfred Adler Category: Children
It is a true proverb that if you live with a lame man you will learn to limp.
Plutarch Category: Children
Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back.
John Ruskin Category: Children
Too often whe give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin Category: Children
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D. Category: Children
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Lazurus Long Category: Children
Let children walk with Nature let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life their joyous inseparable unity as taught in woods and meadows plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star and they will learn that death is stingless indeed and as beautiful as life.
John Muir Category: Children
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
Barbara Pierce Bush Category: Children
Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull Category: Children
If you bungle raising your children I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Category: Children
The best Muslim house is that in which is an orphan who is benefited; and the worst Muslim house is that in which an orphan is ill-treated.
Prophet Muhammad Category: Children
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right he usually has a son who thinks hes wrong.
Charles Wadworth Category: Children
The hardest people to convince they are at retirement age are children at bedtime.
Shannon Fife Category: Children
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.
Doug Larson Category: Children
Theres no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Doctor Who Category: Children
I love my kids but I would not want any of them for friends.
Janet Sorensen Category: Children
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Bible Category: Children
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Bill Vaughan Category: Children
When childhood dies its corpses are called adults and they enter society one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children even if we love them they show us the state of our decay.
Brian Wilson Aldiss Category: Children
Children are poor mens riches.
John Ray Category: Children
It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
Sir Kingsley William Amis Category: Children
Sometimes when I look at my children I say to myself Lillian you should have stayed a virgin.
Lillian Carter Category: Children
Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster too.
Lionel Kauffman Category: Children
Could I climb the highest place in Athens I would lift my voice and proclaim Fellow citizens why do you turn and scrape every stone to gather wealth and take so little care of your children to whom one day you must relinquish it all?
Socrates Category: Children
Your childen need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson Category: Children
Just as the twig is bent the tree is inclined.
Alexander Pope Category: Children
I have had playmates I have had companions In my days of childhood in my joyful school-days. All all are gone the old familiar faces.
Charles Lamb Category: Children
And he who gives a child a treat Makes joy-bells ring in Heaven's street And he who gives a child a home Builds palaces in Kingdom come And she who gives a baby birth Brings Saviour Christ again to Earth.
John Edward Masefield Category: Children
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud Category: Children
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying.
Fran Lebowitz Category: Children
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Children
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
Dr. William Ralph Inge Category: Children
Children sweeten labors but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon Category: Children
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Erma Bombeck Category: Children
A child is not a vase to be filled but a fire to be lit.
FranÃ§ois Rabelais Category: Children
The great man is he who does not lose his childlike heart.
Mencius Category: Children
Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
Let the childs first lesson be obedience and the second will be what thou wilt.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Children
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves alot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne Category: Children
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
Mel Lazarus Category: Children
Some of my best friedns are children. In fact all of my best friends are children.
J. D. Salinger Category: Children
If parents would only realize how they bore their children!
George Bernard Shaw Category: Children
Reasoning with a child is fine if you can reach the childs reason without destroying your own.
John Mason Brown Category: Children
Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children or at any age but it is not necessarily admirable nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal to be at home in the world with a prospect of power usefulness or success the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir–faire morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.
Charles Horton Cooley Category: Children
Although we should not love our friends for the good that they do us it is a sign that they do not love us much if they do not do us good when they have the power to do so.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable Category: Children
I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Robert Bloch Category: Children
I love children especially when they cry for then someone takes them away.
Nancy Mitford Category: Children
A childs education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Category: Children
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde Category: Children
When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
Peter DeVries Category: Children
Madam theres no such thing as a tough child - if you parboil them first for seven hours they always come out tender.
W. C. Fields Category: Children
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher Category: Children
Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben Category: Children
Children need love especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold Hulbert Category: Children
Familiarity breeds contempt and children.
Mark Twain Category: Children
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Henry Graham Greene Category: Children
There was a child went forth everyday And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread that object he became And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...
Walt Whitman Category: Children
Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because theyre looking for ideas.
Paula Poundstone Category: Children
The greatest respect is owed to a child. Maxima debetur puero reverentia.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal Category: Children
All mothers think their children are oaks but the world never lacks for cabbages.
Robertson Davies Category: Children
Its never too late to have a happy childhood.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins Category: Children
Each child represents either a potential addition to the protective capacity and enlightened citizenship of the nation or if allowed to suffer from neglect a potential addition to the destructive forces of a community.... The interests of the nation are involved in the welfare of this array of children no less than in our great material affairs.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Children
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow yet we forget that he is someone today.
Stacia Tauscher Category: Children
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
Benjamin McLane Spock Category: Children
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Dorothy Parker Category: Children
Education commences at the mothers knee and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou Category: Children
A man who lives right and is right has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Phillips Brooks Category: Children
We cant form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Children
If there must be trouble let it be in my day that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine Category: Children
Parents are the bones upon which children sharpen their teeth.
Peter Ustinov Category: Children
Late children are early orphans.
John Wilmot Category: Children
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents for these only gave life those the art of living well.
Aristotle Category: Children
I love little childrenand it is not a slight thing when they who are fresh from God love us.
Charles Dickens Category: Children
A childs hand in yours what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
Marjorie Holmes Category: Children
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Lyman Abbott Category: Children
We cant give our children the future strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present.
Kathleen Norris Category: Children
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore And that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash Category: Children
Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Red Buttons Category: Children
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends?
Abraham Lincoln Category: Children
I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.
Marc Chagall Category: Children
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Unknown Category: Children
We adults forget what we do to childrens imaginations when we go through one of our national seizures on an issue. A dozen years ago Hollywood fell in love with the environmental issue and put enviro messages in all their shows. The messages made their way into the funnies and magazines and parents went to school officials and said Wed like our children to be better educated on environmental concerns. The schools came through with a vengeance. Now I have a little son who thinks hes going to die from pollution. We do not educate our children; we traumatize them. We are not giving them a vision of a better world; we are giving them nightmares.
Peggy Noonan Category: Children
Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Category: Children
To bring up a child in the way he should go travel that way yourself once in a while.
Josh Billings Category: Children
Ants in his pants.
Proverb Category: Children
To show a child what has once delighted you to find the childs delight added to your own so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection this is happiness.
John Boynton Priestley Category: Children
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato Category: Children
The training of children is a profession where we must know how to waste time in order to save it
Jean Jacques Rousseau Category: Children