If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
A DEFINITION NOT FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.