A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.— Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Fascinating Wonderful Children quotations
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches.
Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
Live simply and without thinking too much, like a child with his father.
Faith without too much thinking works wonders. The logical mind hinders the Grace of God and miracles. Practice patience without judging with the logical mind.
Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with eyes of a child, fresh with wonder.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
There's a radical - and wonderful - new idea here.
.. that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people's ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world. Its an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously.
If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end.
Wander often, wonder always.
My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar.
Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.
Be like a child - clear, loving, spontaneous, infinitely flexible and ready each moment to wonder and accept a miracle.
You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today's world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms.
Once you're grown up you can't come back.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers.
Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl.
I wonder if it wouldn't be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd.
The most wonderful thing in life is to do something for a child because they're children for such a short time. We can't allow ourselves to let them live a miserable childhood.
If you wonder where your child left his roller skates, try walking around the house in the dark.
Dont handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.
The job of a teacher is to excite in the young a boundless sense of curiosity about life, so that the growing child shall come to apprehend it with an excitement tempered by awe and wonder.
Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilization, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every home, in every school.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Past certain ages or certain wisdoms it is very difficult to look with wonder;
it is best done when one is a child; after that, and if you are lucky, you will find a bridge of childhood and walk across it.
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
I wonder how many parents realize that by the so-called education they are giving their children, they are only driving them into the commonplace, and depriving them of any chance of doing anything beautiful or original.
You do not have to make your children into wonderful people.
You just have to remind them that they are wonderful people. If you do this consistently from the day they are born they will believe it easily.
As a child I had no toys; our house was bombed, but there were lots of bricks. Ruins are wonderful because they are the beginning of something new, you can do something with them.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder;
as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.
My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends.
It is wonderful when God saves a drunkard which He sometimes does, but it is more wonderful still when God saves little children before they become drunkards, libertines, and degenerates.
Somehow, you need to cling to your optimism.
Always look for the silver lining. Always look for the best in people. Try to see things through the eyes of a child. See the wonder in the simplest things. Never stop dreaming. Believe anything is possible.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.