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What I find problematic is the suggestion that when, say, Madonna adopts an African child, she is saving Africa. It's not that simple. You have to do more than go there and adopt a child or show us pictures of children with flies in their eyes. That simplifies Africa.

Tags: Eyes, Simple  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds.

Tags: Carry, Young  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn't give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.

Tags: Food, Life  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.

Tags: After, Death  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?

Tags: Black, Question  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

After I had my son, Max, I knew I wanted to get involved in causes that help children.

Tags: After, Help  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

When I learned how millions of children go to bed hungry, my only response was, 'What can I do to help?'

Tags: Help, Learned  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I think all of us as women have this super-human quality. We create life, we give life, we are the sources of life for our children - we're all pretty bionic.

Tags: Life, Women  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.

Tags: Parents, Sad  ✍ Author: Ama Ata Aidoo

I kind of had my life planned out for me. I'd be married at some point, have, you know, 1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day. But I think that that was kind of my problem. I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life.

Tags: Life, Problem  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.

Tags: May, Mind  ✍ Author: John Adams

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.

Tags: Heroes, Love  ✍ Author: John Adams

Ah, how many luxuries has the good God prepared for his Jewish children.

Tags: God, Good  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

They say that children become men, and men become children. Many generations have grown up, become men, and gone hence.

Tags: Become, Men  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

It is an old custom amongst Jewish children, to become war-like on the 'L'ag Beomer.' They arm themselves from head to foot with wooden swords, pop-guns and bows and arrows. They take food with them, and go off to wage war.

Tags: Food, War  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Tags: Ignorance, Talent  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

Tags: Mom, Mothers  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Tags: Art, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.

Tags: Fight, Hope  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

Tags: Great, Working  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Tags: Beauty, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

Tags: Common, Future  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

Tags: Care, Minds  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal.

Tags: Common, Small  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Tags: Arrows, Living  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran
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Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

Tags: Life, Though  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Tags: Laugh, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.

Tags: Another, Else  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Someday I want to have children and give them all the love I never had.

Tags: Give, Love  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.

Tags: Stop, Tell  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

Tags: Breeds, Contempt  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Tags: Character, Equality  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Tags: Judge, Time  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Tags: Away, Freedom  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.

Tags: Between, Learn  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

Tags: Eyes, May  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Head Start is especially important to Latino children. Latino children make up more than one-third, 34 percent, of all those eligible for the program.

Tags: Head, Start  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Caring for our children and making sure they do not get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility.

Tags: Caring, Making  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.

Tags: Education, Teacher  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success.

Tags: Future, Success  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life.

Tags: Chance, Life  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system.

Tags: Give, Goal  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

My husband and I had five biological children but we also have been raising 23 foster children.

Tags: Five, Husband  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

I thought if anyone need a leg up, it was our foster children. So, I started getting involved in education reform, and that was back in 1998. And as a result of all the reform work that I had done, people urged me to run for the Minnesota state Senate. I did, I was there for six years.

Tags: Education, Work  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

Tags: Great, Wife  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

Tags: Bitter, Labours  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, 'We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work'.

Tags: Together, Work  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

My mother brought me numerous times to visit Orton as a child, and I have visited the gardens with my children many times. Orton is a gem on the Cape Fear River and I am excited about our restoration efforts to bring it back to its original landscape.

Tags: Fear, Mother  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.

Tags: Forget, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.

Tags: Fighting, Looking  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.

Tags: Job, Life  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.

Tags: Education, Government  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

I've had two children. I've had three boyfriends. I've had a lot of things happen that can change your opinions and values and philosophies.

Tags: Change, Happen  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

No one chooses to raise children alone.

Tags: Alone, Chooses  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

It's not that I bounce ideas off of my children as much as it is that having children has had a profound effect on the way I see the world. They have mined my soul. They've made me a better person and therefore a more empathetic writer.

Tags: Off, Soul  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Our imaginations are strong as children. Sometimes they get shoved aside, these imaginations. They get dusty and mildewed with age. The imagination is a muscle that has to be put to use or it shrivels.

Tags: Age, Strong  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I was a terrible father. The most I ever did for my children was to teach them chess. At least they got that.

Tags: Father, Teach  ✍ Author: David Bailey

You have to kind of be invisible when you photograph children, so you use a longer lens.

Tags: Invisible, Longer  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.

Tags: Give, Good  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters.

Tags: Her, Small  ✍ Author: Beryl Bainbridge

When I got a telly we had no aerial, but I discovered that if I or one of the children stood by it you could get a picture. So I had to make a statue that could stand by the telly.

Tags: Picture, Stand  ✍ Author: Beryl Bainbridge

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.

Tags: May, Parenting  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.

Tags: Age, Parents  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

I used to always be putting my hat on children being photographed and then getting home and discovering I was riddled with lice. That used to happen very, very regularly. I used to get headlice all the time.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

I've been involved in one or two successes in classical plays but nothing to touch the excitement and the glamour and the gratification of being a children's hero for so long.

Tags: Hero, Touch  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children.

Tags: God, Mind  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business.

Tags: Business, Dad  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

Tags: Good, Listening  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves.

Tags: Enemy, Women  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves.

Tags: Enemy, Women  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

All of us in the Ball family in South Carolina, from the time we're children, hear stories about our ancestors, the slave owners.

Tags: Family, Time  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

There are not the same factual shows anymore - children's TV has become much more trivial.

Tags: Become, Shows  ✍ Author: Johnny Ball

You see much more of your children once they leave home.

Tags: Funny, Home  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children.

Tags: Sometimes, Together  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.

Tags: Fear, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.

Tags: Google, Kids  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

I know I have a responsibility as a role model to children and I try to fulfill that.

Tags: Role, Try  ✍ Author: Mario Balotelli

Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.

Tags: Alone, Beauty  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Finance, like time, devours its own children.

Tags: Finance, Time  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Every man should see the birth of his children.

Tags: Birth  ✍ Author: Dennis Banks

I find writing for children much easier. I don't mean it's less demanding - you've got to have a talent for it and you've got to work very hard - but you don't have to pull your guts out and lay them on the line in quite the same way as when you're writing for adults.

Tags: Work, Writing  ✍ Author: Lynne Reid Banks

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.

Tags: Catch, Next  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Tags: Hands, Heaven  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.

Tags: Dog, God  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: 'Checkout Time is 18 years.'

Tags: Put, Time  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.

Tags: Parents, Written  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick.

Tags: After, Sick  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Tags: Courage, Lives  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.

Tags: Car, Saying  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television.

Tags: Eat, Television  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Never have more children than you have car windows.

Tags: Car, Funny  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Children make your life important.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.

Tags: Done, Revolution  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Tags: Machines, Women  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

Tags: Caring, Integrity  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

Tags: Care, Gardening  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.

Tags: Kiss, Parenting  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.

Tags: Money, School  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.

Tags: Funny, Parents  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.

Tags: Place, Quiet  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

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