Trueborn children are made in a marriage bed and blessed by the Father and the Mother, but bastards are born of lust and weakness.
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every State which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the Northern forests who were.
The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It’s accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.
Parents take far too much notice of their children these days. Bring back the good old days of benign indifference.