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Copyright © 2014 by John Kremer

The Quotable Books Series ...

Children:

A Quotable Guide
for Parents

 

Click on either of the book covers on this page to order and download the book as a Word document for only $7.00.


(sample quotations from the book)

If a child looks like his father, that’s heredity. If he looks like a neighbor, that’s environment. — Theodore Achilles, ambassador

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. — Diane Ackerman

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. — Louis Adamic

A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. — Henry Adams, novelist

Don’t try to make children grow up and be like you. They may do it. — Russell Baker, columnist

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him. — James Baldwin, novelist

I figure if my kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job. — Roseanne Barr, comedienne

A school is not a factory. Its raison d'κtre is to provide opportunity for experience. — J. L. Carr

All kids are gifted. Some just open their packages earlier than others. — Michael Carr

If you want your children to have a peaceful life, let them suffer a little hunger and a little coldness. — Chinese proverb

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. — Bill Cosby, comedian and actor

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. — e. e. cummings, poet

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. — Rodney Dangerfield, comedian

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. — Phyllis Diller, comedienne

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist

Having a baby changes everything. — Johnson & Johnson TV commercial

Children need models rather than critics. — Joseph Joubert, moralist

The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe. — Lawrence Kutner, author

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. — Doug Larson, humorist

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, humorist

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. — Michael Levine, publicist, Lessons from the Halfway Point


Here are the other three books in the Quotable Life Book series. Click on the titles to see sample quotations:

Life & Death: It’s Really a Simple Matter

Senior Moments: On Growing Older and Wiser

The War Between Men and Women: On Men, Women, Sex, Love, Relationships, Dating, Marriage, Divorce, and Much, Much More …


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