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Drunk but not of wine---that is a man in his youth.

  - Mishle YehoshuaTopics: children wisdom
A young man has to live and an old man wants to.

  - Yiddish ProverbTopics: golden years children life
A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five.

  - Groucho MarxTopics: humor children
You've got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I'll bet he was glad to get rid of it.

  - Groucho MarxTopics: humor children
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: food and drink humor children
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 LebowitzTopics: humor children
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.

  - Groucho MarxTopics: parents humor children
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.

  - Sam LevensonTopics: parents humor golden years children
Do not boast of your children when they are little, because you never know what they will be like when grown-up!

  - Mishle AgurTopics: parents children
As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
Children ask better questions than adults. 'May I have a cookie?' 'Why is the sky blue?' and 'What does a cow say?' are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than 'Where's your manuscript?' Why haven't you called?' and 'Who's your lawyer?'

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: children
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word 'collectible' as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: parents humor children
Jewish tradition perceives children as worthy and deserving of our greatest resources of time and energy to create an environment that is both physically and spiritually nurturing. For it is the children who embody the purity of intent, sincerity, faith and enthusiasm for life.

  - Rebbe Menachem SchneersonTopics: children
People should tell your children what life is all about -- it's about work.

  - Lauren BacallTopics: business and money children life
I figure if my kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job.

  - Roseanne BarrTopics: parents humor children
I make decisions for my life, not the other way around. Besides, when you have a kid, you must weigh everything against time with your child.

  - Debra WingerTopics: parents children life
Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant -- even if they wanted to be one?

  - Jackie MasonTopics: humor business and money children
As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

  - Buddy HackettTopics: food and drink humor children home and family
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: parents children
Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: television humor children education
Don't threaten a child: either punish him or forgive him.

  - TalmudTopics: parents children
In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

  - Ann LandersTopics: parents children
In seeking wisdom the first step is silence, the second: listening, the third: remembering, the fourth: practicing, the fifth: teaching others.

  - Ibn GabirolTopics: parents wisdom children education
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