The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.
- William Temple
Ye have lost a child; nay, she is not lost to you, who is found in Christ; she is not sent away, but only sent before; like unto a star which, going out of sight, does not die and vanish, but shines in another hemisphere.
- Samuel Rutherford
Any man who declares children to be born perfect never was a father. Your child without evil? You without eyes, you mean!
- Charles Spurgeon
The so-called innocence of children is more a matter of weakness of limb, than purity of heart.
If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.
- Charles Spurgeon
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
- John Quincy Adams
If you need a remote control for your television set, don't have children; the chances of your controlling anything else in life are remote.
- Jerry Falwell
If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in Heaven?
- Hosea Ballou
Children do not find it difficult or complicated to talk to their parents, nor do they feel embarrassed to bring the simplest need to their attention. Neither should we hesitate to bring the simplest requests confidently to the Father.
- Richard J. Foster
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
- Hannah More
Controlled anger against sin and genuine love may dwell in the same heart at the same time and be directed toward the same person. It is legitimate for us to be angry with our children over genuine disobedience. At the same time, we must not express that anger in sinful ways (yelling, screaming, nastiness, irritation, etc.) but in loving ways for the good of our children.
- Wayne Mack
Let thy child's first lesson be obedience, and the second may be what thou wilt.
- Thomas Fuller