The first real grip I ever got on things was when I learned the art of pedaling.
It is said that the children of the very poor are not brought up, but dragged up. (“Bleak House”)
Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues — faith and hope. (“Nicholas Nickleby”)
In childhood the daylight always fails too soon – except when there are going to be fireworks.
It is a wise father that knows his own child. (“The Merchant of Venice”)
I have found the very best way to advise your children is to find out what they want to do and advise them to do it.
Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.