What they say about children


“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.”
John Wilmot

“The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.”
King Edward VIII (1894 – 1972)

“People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.”
Bill Watterson, “Calvin and Hobbes,” (1958- )

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.”
Alice Thomas Ellis

“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 (1884 – 1972)

“Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.”
Robert Orben

“One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.”
Randall Jarrell, US author & poet (1914 – 1965)