Sayings of Children and Youngsters
"Children need models rather than critics." - Joseph Joubert. – "Children who have fun are models rather than little nerds" can also be taken into account.
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. - Plato
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. - Franklin P. Jones
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. - Albert Einstein
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Children are the world's . . . best hope for the future. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. - Roger Lewin
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. - Rabindranath Tagore
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Like fruit, children are sweetest just before they turn bad. - Dena Groquet
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. - Clarence Darrow
On the Melbourne Australia Chat Discussion Forum one of the posts tells that a first grade school teacher who had twenty-six six-year-olds in her class, presented each child in her classroom with the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to complete the proverb. I find the following takes lovely, regardless of the questionable, anonymous Internet source.
Strike while the bug is close.
It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time.
Never underestimate the power of termites.
A miss is as good as a Mr.
You can't teach an old dog new Maths.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll stink in the morning.
Love all, trust Me.
The pen is mightier than the pigs.
An idle mind is the best way to relax.
Where there's smoke there's pollution.
Two's company, three's the Musketeers.
Don't put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed.
If at first you don't succeed get new batteries.
A bird in the hand is going to poop on you.
Q: Name the four seasons.
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
About Love and Marriage
The proper age to marry:
"Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person forever by then!" – Cam, 10
How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
"Married people usually look happy to talk to other people. – Eddie, 6
What do you think your mom and dad have in common?
"Both don't want no more kids." – Lori, 8
What do most people do on a date?
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." – Martin, 10
When is it okay to kiss someone?
"When they're rich!" – Pam, 7
What promises do a man and a woman make when they get married?
"A man and a woman promise to go through sickness and illness and diseases together." – Marlon, 10
Getting married for a second time.
"Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than one to find a live one." – Angie l., 10
How would the world be different if people didn't get married?
"There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?" – Kelvin, 8
Children on quite imponderable things
On the first day of school, the Kindergarten teacher said, "If anyone has to go to the bathroom, hold up two fingers."
A little voice from the back of the room asked, "How will that help?"
A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'
A three-year-old went with his father to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother there were two boy kittens and two girl kittens.
"How did you know?" his mother asked.
"Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he replied, "I think it's printed on the bottom."
Youngsters and students
When you smell an odourless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide.
The body consists of three parts – the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u.
Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives.
When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.
South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.
There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the centre of the Earth because of so much population stomping around up there these days.
In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's.
I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.
Involuntary muscles are not as willing as voluntary ones.
When water freezes you can walk on it. That is what Christ did long ago in wintertime. - A junior high school student
From admission tests in Brazilian universities
"The ancient Egyptians developed the mortuary art so the dead could live better."
"The illiterate have never had a chance to return to the school."
"Communication matters because it help us communicate."
"And Homo Sapiens continues with his so-called progress: killing, murdering and using soap, only to give a good smell to the bathroom."
"With the invention of the compass, sailors could drown in the sea."
GospelWeb.net. Young Children on Love and Marriage. Accessed 30 July 2009.
Great Quotes. Children Quotes, Sayings and Quotations. 2009. Accessed 30 July.
Laino, Donna Marie. Using Humor for Improved Health: Children's Sayings Are Very Funny. Accessed 30 July 2009.
Melbourne Australia Chat. Accessed 30 July 2009.
Sayings and Quotes. Children Quotes and Sayings. 2008. Accessed 30 July 2009.
Science Jokes: Science humor collected by Joachim Verhagen. 7. Combined Sciences. Accessed 30 July.
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