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"For children, inheritance is very, very bad, like an enemy." - Namboku Mizuno

"People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children." - Mary Mccarthy

"Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad." - W C Fields

"My children are 12, 12, 8, and 7, which is bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, for mom going inside..." - Kellyanne Conway

"Perhaps selling your children, your future, just happened one bad decision at a time." - Janette Rallison

"Testing children until they cry is a bad idea. It is an educational malpractice." - Diane Ravitch

"Then I reminded myself that all intelligent children suffer bad dreams." - Grant Morrison

"I've got two wonderful children - and two out of five isn't too bad." - Henny Youngman

"No man who hates dogs and children can be all bad." - Byron Darnton

"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Your children are not little mirrors reflecting back the good or bad job you've done." - Harriet Lerner

"I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic." - Peter Ustinov

"I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children." - Neil Gaiman

"Bad dogs, she believed, were like most bad children: created by those around them. But then, that was a personal opinion." - Heather Graham

"We're getting caught up with labels: "Nudity: bad." It's not about "nudity: bad." It's about gratuitous oversexualization of children; it's complicated." - Natalie Dormer

"We say that children are bad at paying attention, but we really mean that they're bad at not paying attention - they easily get distracted by anything interesting." - Alison Gopnik

"Children simply don't make the distinction; a book is either good or bad. And some of the books they think are good are very, very bad indeed." - Mark Haddon

"If you tell children they are bad, that's what they believe they are-and that's probably what they will become." - Louise Hart

"Your children learn more of your faith during the bad times than they do during the good times." - Beverly LaHaye

"It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place." - Colette

"There aren't many poster children for cool angst. Everybody thinks it's cool if you're the bad girl." - Fiona Apple

"If you tell children they are bad, that's what they believe they are and that's probably what they will become." - Louise Hart

"It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"When I noticed how my own children were effortlessly able to use all this sophisticated technology, at first I thought, 'My children are prodigies!' But then I noticed all their friends were like them, so that was a bad theory." - Don Tapscott

"You eat meat with your teeth and you kill things that are better than you are, and in the same respect you say how bad and even killers that your children are. You make your children what they are." - Charles Manson

"At times our children may not be in possession of a good spirit; but if the parent continues to possess the good Spirit, the children will have the bad spirit but a short time." - Brigham Young

"We have three daughters, our own. And, of course, there's nothing more frightening than something bad happening to them. And also, the thought of our children turning bad in some ways is another frightening thought." - Alexander Ahndoril

"I couldn't have children, so that's the bad side. But compared to everything else I have, it's not all that terribly bad. I count my winners rather than my losers." - Maeve Binchy

"In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones." - Louis De Bernieres

"The true nature of mankind comes down to a simple question: 'Do we teach children how to be good or how to be bad?'" - Greg Smith

"Debt is not intrinsically bad. But I make clear to my children that they should only borrow as much as they will be able to pay back." - Paul Achleitner

"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise." - Socrates

"Children do' heed the life experiences of their parents, and nations ignore history. Bad lessons always have to be learned anew." - Albert Einstein

"The essence of war is insanity. Destruction, death, women widowed, children orphaned, lands plundered, property destroyed, lives decimated - it's all bad." - Gary Paulsen

"I've had bad luck with all my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't. The third gave me more children!" - Donald Trump

"Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they're not attracting attention with it, hotheadedness isn't." - Harper Lee

"I think the author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children." - Benjamin Disraeli

"An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Children don't heed the life experiences of their parents, and nations ignore history. Bad lessons always have to be learned anew." - Albert Einstein

"Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they're not attracting attention with it." - Harper Lee

"Children are naive-they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble." - Frank Zappa

"Any civilization where the main symbol of religious veneration is a tool of execution is a bad place to have children." - Charles Stross

"What's done is done. You've got to move on. I don't want to say anything bad about the mother of my children." - Peter Andre

"I want my wife and children to travel always with me and share good things and bad things. That's what the family is for." - Marcello Giordani

"There are several methods for introducing your children to driving, and all of them are bad. Probably the worst is to put it off." - Jane Smiley

"Children do have the potential to kill art. But now I think they kill the bad art. At least that is what my son has done for me." - Kevin Wilson

"An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"You may have heard about living today, tomorrow, or "tonow." Tonow, children tell us, is a gift, which is why we call it "the present." Children understand that tonow is the place to live. The present is really the only moment we have. Sure, bad things can happen in the tonow. But when bad things happen to children, they show us the way again, because they know how to be in touch with their feelings and needs." - Bernie Siegel

"We do it all the time, we legislate taste. We do it with the tax code. Churches and children get a tax break, because it's assumed that we all agree that we want to encourage churches and children. I don't. I don't. That's my opinion. I don't want to encourage either churches or children, and it's a very bad idea to put them together." - Bill Maher

"I find that the only way to make my characters really interesting to children is to exaggerate all their good or bad qualities, and so if a person is nasty or bad or cruel, you make them very nasty, very bad, very cruel. If they are ugly, you make them extremely ugly. That, I think, is fun and makes an impact." - Roald Dahl

"Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing." - Emily Saliers

"The treatment of the Germans by the Allies was at least as bad as the shooting of those Jews. The bombing of cities with men, women, and children burning with phosphorus - these things were all done by the Allies." - Otto Ohlendorf

"The bad thing is that thinking about thought doesn't help at all; one has to have it from nature so that the good ideas appear before us like free children of God calling to us: Here we are." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"My dear children!" Nellie whopped him upside the head with her backpack. "Ow!" Uncle Alistair curled over, cupping his hand over his good eye. "Nellie!" Amy said. "Sorry," Nellie muttered. "I thought he was one of the bad guys." - Rick Riordan

"I love to read about anger. A "feel bad" book always makes me feel good. And no other novel in the history of literature is more depressing than Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children." - John Waters

"What do you call a planet where bad guys stroll through life with success draped around their shoulders like a King's cloak, while random horrors are visited upon the innocent heads of children? I call it Earth." - Jordan Sonnenblick

"I was never allowed to read the popular American children's books of my day because, as my mother said, the children spoke bad English without the author's knowing it." - Edith Wharton

"Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other." - John Balguy

"What do you call a planet where bad guys stroll through life with success draped around their shoulders like a King's cloak, while random horrors are visited upon the innocent heads of children? I call it Earth." - Jordan Sonnenblick

"I hope you are reading to your children, out loud. That's much better than watching television, much better. They won't get very much out of television except some bad thoughts." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I like to tell young people - you know one in four children die by their own hands - no matter how bad things seem, just wait a day, wait a week. Life will turn around." - Lurlene Mcdaniel

"A dead shepherd brought tremendous chords from hell And bad the sheep carouse. Or so they said. Children in love with them brought early flowers And scattered them about, no two alike." - Wallace Stevens

"It was not uncommon for the children to be told they were being treated this way because it was their bad karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life." - Mary Garden

"There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period." - Ted Nugent

"One of the darkest, deepest shames so many of us mothers feel nowadays is our fear that we are Bad Mothers, that we are failing our children and falling far short of our own ideals." - Ayelet Waldman

"If a good mother is one who loves her child more than anyone else in the world, I am not a good mother. I am in fact a bad mother. I love my husband more than I love my children." - Ayelet Waldman

"We have to acknowledge that adolescence is that time of transition where we begin to introduce to children that life isn't pretty, that there are difficult things, there are hard situations, it's not fair. Bad things happen to good people." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"I live in a state of hypersensitivity, and I've always had this feeling that something bad is going to happen to myself, or my wife and children. This manifests itself in different fears and visions." - Paddy Considine

"Children should always feel like the adults are living in this world to nurture them, to take care of them, to protect them from any bad thing that might come." - Chris Cornell

"If beautiful movies can influence you to go out and hug your children, then we have to be honest and say that other movies can inspire you to do bad things." - Nick Cave

"That's the most important thing you do in your life - raise children and try to do the best job as a parent and give your kids the best shot in life to go out there into the big, bad world." - Caitlyn Jenner

"It's too bad for us "literary" enthusiasts, but it's the truth nevertheless - pictures tell any story more effectively than words . . . If children will read comics . . . why isn't it advisable to give them some constructive comics to read?." - William Moulton Marston

"That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don't know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong." - Louise Slaughter

"Combined families often get bad reviews, but the family my children got when they traded away 'the suffocating four-person' nuclear one is one that has benefited all of them." - Jane Smiley

"I have three living children for whom this is a father who I want them to love and on whom they're going to have to rely if my disease takes a bad turn." - Elizabeth Edwards

"We always like to keep our children in a kind of bubble and censor the bad news about the world. We like to tell them the world is full of benevolent, nice people." - Kazuo Ishiguro

"That's the privilege of being a grandparent - they can indulge the children while parents have to be the bad guy. Grandparents can also be subversive and naughty with them." - Toby Stephens

"I started at a very early age in this business and I'm sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences." - Dean Stockwell

"Sometimes bad things happen to good people. We don't know the meaning of all things, but we know God loves His children! And because He loves us, He will never desert us." - John Bytheway

"There's this thing that you're not meant to have too many children - for global warming, it's bad. But I know lots of crappy people, and I would rather that good people have lots of kids and outnumber the baddies." - Domhnall Gleeson

"That's the most important thing you do in your life - raise children and try to do the best job as a parent and give your kids the best shot in life to go out there into the big, bad world." - Bruce Jenner

"All children are my children." - Nana Mouskouri

"Most liberal-minded folk would like to think that since they are not hostile to people of a different race, racism is a disease of the uneducated, unenlightened and socially backward - football hooligans, British National Party supporters, policemen. You could call this the Bad Guy Theory. But the Bad Guy Theory does not explain why Indian-heritage children do nearly twice as well as Pakistani-heritage children at GCSE." - Trevor Phillips

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters' side, but in fact I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of parents to children than by those of children to parents." - C S Lewis

"What my children appear to be on the surface is no matter to me. I am fooled neither by gracious manners nor by bad manners. I am interested in what is truly beneath each kind of manners...I want my children to be people- each one separate- each one special- each one a pleasant and exciting variation of all the others" - William Saroyan

"Yes, yes: Taking out Saddam Hussein means war, and war is bad for children and other living things. I went to grade school in the 1970s, and I recall the poster. But there are times when war is not only a tragic and unavoidable necessity, but also good for children and other living things." - Dan Savage

"We are living in a science-fiction nightmare where children are gasping for breath on bad-air days because somebody gave money to a politician. And my children and the kids of millions of other Americans can no longer go fishing and eat their catch because somebody gave money to a politician." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers." - Socrates

"Children model the behavior of adults, on whatever scale is available to them. Ours are growing up in a nation whose most important, influential men - from presidents to the coolest film characters - solve problems by killing people. ... We have taught our children in a thousand ways, sometimes with flag-waving and sometimes with a laugh track, that the bad guy deserves to die." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers." - Socrates

"We do nothing for children between the ages of zero and five. And we seem to be quite happy to have children growing up in not just poverty, which wouldn't be so bad, but isolation, lack of people around them, lack of support, lack of ability to go out and play in the dirt." - Alison Gopnik

"It used to be the one or the other, right? You were the bad girl or the good girl or the bad mother or the good mother, the horrible businesswoman who eschewed her children or the earth mother who was happy to be at home baking pies, all of that stuff that we sort of knew was a lie." - Annette Bening

"It used to be the one or the other, right? You were the 'bad girl' or the 'good girl' or the 'bad mother' or 'the good mother,' 'the horrible businesswoman who eschewed her children' or 'the earth mother who was happy to be at home baking pies,' all of that stuff that we sort of knew was a lie." - Annette Bening

"A lot of parents today are terrified that something they say to their children might make them 'feel bad.' But, hey, if they've done something wrong, they should feel bad. Kids with a sense of responsibility, not entitlement, who know when to experience gratitude and humility, will be better at navigating the social shoals of college." - Amy Chua

"It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right." - Harvey Keitel

"When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em. No, you had the right answer this afternoon, but the wrong reasons. Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they're not attracting attention with it. Hotheadedness isn't." - Harper Lee

"The real questions for parents should be: "Are you engaged? Are you paying attention?" If so, plan to make lots of mistakes and bad decisions. Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time. The mandate is not to be perfect and raise happy children. Perfection doesn't exist, and I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults." - Brene Brown

"When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness" sake. But do' make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles "em. No, you had the right answer this afternoon, but the wrong reasons. Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they"re not attracting attention with it. Hotheadedness is'." - Harper Lee

"I am committed to writing appropriate books for the middle grades. This means no bad language, no gratuitous or explicit violence, and no sexual content beyond what you might find in a PG-rated movie - expressions of who likes whom, holding hands, and perhaps the occasional kiss. The idea that we should treat sexual orientation itself as an adults-only topic, however, is absurd. Non-heterosexual children exist. To pretend they do not, to fail to recognize that they have needs for support and validation like any child, would be bad teaching, bad writing, and bad citizenship." - Rick Riordan

"There are no bad boys. There is only bad environment, bad training, bad example, bad thinking." - Edward J. Flanagan

"I'm a bad Jew, a bad Russian, a bad everything." - Joseph Brodsky

"I never have a bad night, bad day, bad moment." - Nina Hagen

"Never have children, only grand children." - Gore Vidal

"Little children, headache; big children, heartache." - Proverbs

"I love children. I've always loved children." - Georgina Chapman

"My friends, ask gladness from God. Be glad as children, as birds in the sky. And let man's sin not disturb you in your efforts, do not feat that it will dampen your endeavor and keep it from being fulfilled, do not say, Sin is strong, impiety is strong, the bad environment is strong, and we are lonely and powerless, the bad environment will dampen us and keep our good endeavor from being fulfilled. Flee from such despondency, my children! There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for the sins of men." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The little dog-eared books in the meeting-house proved poor reading ... So many of them were about unnaturally good children who never did wrong, and unnaturally bad children who never did right. At the end there was always the word MORAL, in big capital letters, as if the readers were supposed to be too blind to find it for themselves, and it had to be put directly across the path for them to stumble over." - Annie Fellows Johnston

"Parents' ability to survive a child's unabating needs, wants, and demands...varies enormously. Some people can give and give....Whether children are good or bad, brilliant or just about normal, enormously popular or born loners, they keep their cool and say just the right thing at all times...even when they are miserable themselves, inexhaustible springs of emotional energy, reserved just for children, keep flowing unabated." - Stella Chess

"I always felt bad for Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa lived a whole life helping starving children and dying villages, but she could never be declared a saint 'cause she never actually performed a miracle. And it was towards the end, she was desperate to perform a miracle, so she would go up to starving children and go, 'What's that behind your ear? It's a quarter!" - Gilbert Gottfried

"Andrew said you were the best person he ever knew." "He reached that conclusion before he saw me raise three barbarian children to adulthood. I understand your mother has six." "Right." "And you're the oldest." "Yes." "That's too bad. Parents always make their worst mistakes with the oldest children. That's when parents know the least and care the most, so they're more likely to be wrong and also more likely to insist that they're right." - Orson Scott Card

"Sometimes, the Angel [of Music] leans over the cradle... and that is how there are little prodigies who play the fiddle at six better than men of fifty, which, you must admit is very wonderful. Sometimes, the Angel comes much later, because the children are naughty and won't learn their lessons or practice their scales. And sometimes, he does not come at all, because the children have a wicked heart or a bad conscience." - Gaston Leroux

"Bad moments don't make bad mommas." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Bad thoughts quickly ripen into bad actions." - Beilby Porteus

"Bad times don't last, bad guys do." - Scott Hall

"Bad husbands will make bad wives." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"A bad ending follows a bad beginning." - Euripides

"A bad beginning makes a bad ending." - Euripides

"I'm bad at rationalisation - very bad." - Erin O'Connor

"I'm bad at rationalisation - very bad." - Erin Oconnor

"God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn't do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He never will stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages. When things are going bad that does not mean God has stopped doing good. It means He is shifting things around to get them in place for more good, if you will go on loving Him." - John Piper

"One of the biggest problems I found with Irish politics and the economic thing was after the war, after World War II, most of the European countries started to develop economically and socially, but whatever way the Catholic church they took a grip and they almost governed the country. I mean, we were almost like a dictatorship. There is good and bad, but we experienced an awful lot of bad, especially from the institutions that taught children the Christian brothers, etc." - Gavin Friday

"There appears to be a disturbing trend in this nation to try to force single moms to choose between their children and their careers. If they take their careers seriously, they are labeled as bad mothers. If they spend time with their children, they are labeled as people who can't be serious about careers outside the home. This is a sexist double standard. No such guilt trip is imposed on men, who are generally not forced to choose between their children and their jobs." - Gloria Allred

"Now, today, some children are enrolled in excellent programs. Some children are enrolled in mediocre programs. And some are wasting away their most formative years in bad programs....That's why I'm issuing a challenge to our states: Develop a cutting-edge plan to raise the quality of your early learning programs; show us how you'll work to ensure that children are better prepared for success by the time they enter kindergarten. If you do, we will support you with an Early Learning Challenge Grant that I call on Congress to enact." - Barack Obama

"Everyone who is in a financial situation argues with his or her spouse. Many people argue with their children. Or they lose the respect of their children. I, fortunately, was not in that case, but I have friends, who've opened up to me, and their children turned on them! Not because they're bad kids, but because they say, "Well, you don't have the money that I need to do such-and-such a thing." You recede from the world. Because you don't want to deal with people. You don't want to socialize, because you have this deep, dark secret, which is absolutely, y'know, hollows you out." - Neal Gabler

"Children are gleeful barbarians." - Joe Morgenstern

"Children love me, dammit!" - Kurt Angle

"All Children are Artists" - Pablo Picasso

"Children are geniuses." - Kristin Cashore

"We're all God's children." - Dolly Parton

"Children... constitute man's eternity." - Isaac Leib Peretz

"Women and children first." - Saying

"All children are manipulators." - Orson Scott Card

"Adults are obsolete children." - Dr. Seuss

"I like children - fried." - W C Fields

"Children are so precious." - Shayne Ward

"Children enhance you." - Melanie Griffith

"Children are all foreigners." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love children." - Taraji P Henson

"I have six children." - Ann Marie Buerkle

"I have fabulous children." - Victoria Osteen

"Keep children as much as possible by themselves ... keep them from company, good or bad. ... It will be generally found that the most virtuous and the most intellectual, are those who have been brought up with few companions. ... in fact his mental resources may be considered entirely unknown and unexplored, who cannot spend his best and happiest hours alone." - Jacob Abbott

"That's exactly the way parents develop positive, successful kids. Don't look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes. Look for the gold, not for the dirt; the good, not the bad. Look for the positive aspects of life. Like everything else, the more good qualities we look for in our children, the more good qualities we are going to find." - Zig Ziglar

"Religion is about God's truth, but none of us can grasp that truth absolutely, because of our own imperfections and limitations. We are only children of God, not God. Therefore, we must not attempt to fit God into little boxes, claiming that He supports this or that political position. This is not only bad theology; it marginalizes God." - Hillary Clinton

"That scene in 'The Purge' where my kids, Mary's kids, are in danger was really crazy for me, because I suddenly I have my methods as an actor, so I went to the place of 'If somebody came near my children, with bad intent?'" - Lena Headey

"Restaurants are like having children: its fun to make them, maybe, but then you have them for good and bad. You are going to have to raise them and if something goes wrong when they are 30 years old, they will still be your little boy." - Wolfgang Puck



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