Monday, August 3, 2009

Thoughts For The Week: Children

Children !!!!!!

Anne Frank: Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Annie Sullivan: Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

Bill Cosby: Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Vaughn: 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.

Bureau of Social Hygiene study, 1928: It is very difficult and expensive to undo after you are married the things that your mother and father did to you while you were putting your first six birthdays behind you.

Chinese proverb: One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.

Clarence Darrow: The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

Colette: It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.

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

Eda LeShan: Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others -- and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet.

Elizabeth Stone: Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

Florida Scott-Maxwell: No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

Franklin P. Jones: You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Compiled by Michelle Govender
Association Minute Secretary


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