- If I
to choose among all
gifts and qualities that which, on the whole, makes life pleasantest, I
should select the love of children. No circumstance can render this
wholly a solitude to one who has this possession.—T.W. HIGGINSON.
- I love
these little people;
and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love
idols of hearts and
of households;They are angels of God in disguise; His sunlight still
in their tresses; His glory still gleams in their eyes. Oh those
from home and from heaven, They have made me more manly and mild, And I
know now how Jesus could liken, The kingdom of God to a child.—DICKENS.
is father of the man.—WORDSWORTH.
smallest children are nearest
to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.—RICHTER.
to teach children
a great deal in a short time, they are treated not as though the race
were to run was for life, but simply a three-mile heat.—HORACE MANN.
shows the man As morning
shows the day.—MILTON.
vigilant over thy child
in the April of his understanding, lest the frost of May nip his
While he is a tender twig, straighten him; whilst he is a new vessel,
him; such as thou makest him, such commonly shalt thou find him. Let
first lesson be obedience, and his second shall be what thou
an angel dependent
on man.—COUNT DE MAISTRE.
eyes, those clear
wells of undefiled thought—what on earth can be more beautiful? Full of
hope, love and curiosity, they meet your own. In prayer, how earnest;
joy, how sparkling; in sympathy, how tender! The man who never tried
companionship of a little child has carelessly passed by one of the
pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it or
its value.—MRS. NORTON.
- If a
is not trained to endure
and to bear trouble, he will grow up a girl; and a boy that is a girl
all a girl's weakness without any of her regal qualities. A woman made
out of a woman is God's noblest work; a woman made out of a man is his
are the keys of Paradise.*
* * They alone are good and wise, Because their thoughts, their very
the hand that prepares
a pleasure for a child, for there is no saying when and where it may
children, many cares; no
children, no felicity.—BOVEE.
is anything that will
endure. The eye of God because it still is pure, It is the spirit of a
little child,Fresh from His hand, and therefore undefiled. Nearer the
of Paradise than we, Our children breathe its airs, its angels see; And
when they pray, God hears their simple prayer,Yea, even sheathes His
in judgment bare.—STODDARD.
child walks into existence
through the golden gate of love. —BEECHER.
- Of all
sights which can soften
and humanize the heart of man, there is none that ought so surely to
it as that of innocent children enjoying the happiness which is their
and natural portion. —SOUTHEY.
would the world be
to us, If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind
usWorse than the dark before. —LONGFELLOW.
the first great teacher
of men who showed a genuine sympathy for childhood. When He said, "Of
is the kingdom of heaven," it was a revelation.—EDWARD EGGLESTON.
children are there is
the golden age.—NOVALIS.