I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.
I could never substitute my wife and kids.
Kids know nothing about racism. They're taught that by adults.
Children are ignorant of bigotry; it is adults who indoctrinate them.
The struggle to create a nation and world of economic and social justice and environmental sanity is not an easy one. The struggle to try and create a more peaceful world will be extremely difficult. But this I know: despair is not an option if we care about our kids and grandchildren. Giving up is not an option if we want to prevent irreparable harm to our planet.
A kid once said to me "Do you get hangovers?" I said, "To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.
A youngster queried me, "Do you suffer from aftereffects?" I responded, "To experience aftereffects you must discontinue imbibing."
In order to develop normally, a child requires progressively more complex joint activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Somebody's got to be crazy about that kid. That's number one. First, last and always.
I don''t know if I like communism, and I don''t know if I like socialism. But I know that the Breakfast for Children Program feeds my kids. And if you put your hands on that Breakfast for Children Program . . .
Oh, my God. What if you wake up some day, and you're 65 or 75, and you never got your novel or memoir written; or you didn't go swimming in warm pools or oceans because your thighs were jiggly or you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It's going to break your heart. Don't let this happen.
You score goals as a kid. Then you grow up stupid and become a goalkeeper.
We go hard. In everything we do we're going to accomplish our victory and our goal. If it takes a day, a year, or 20 years, we're going to win. I haven't taken a loss because everything I've done has been a working process to win. From being a kid on them turntables to becoming where I am is not a loss. It's a blessing.
If we expect kids to be losers they will be losers; if we expect them to be winners they will be winners. They rise, or fall, to the level of the expectations of those around them, especially their parents and their teachers.
The kids from the streets don't want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality.
About a month ago some kids in my neighborhood were playing hide-and-go-seek and one of them ended up in an abandoned refrigerator. It's all anybody talked about for weeks. I said, 'Who cares? How many kids you know get to die a winner?
We are lending money we don't have to kids who can't pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist. That's nuts.
"It's irrational to advance money that we don't possess to young people who cannot reimburse it to prepare them for professions which no longer exist."
Yesterday I accidentally hit a little kid with my car. It wasn't serious — nobody saw me.
I unintentionally ran over a minor with my vehicle. It was not major — no one observed me.
Some kids are so depressed at home and with how people treat them in school that they cut themselves. This happens all over the world - kids who don't want to kill themselves, but nobody understands how much they hurt, so they cut themselves with razor blades.
Kanye took me from a kid who listened to music to a kid who lived music.
Chance the Rapper
Kanye elevated me from a casual music fan to an ardent enthusiast.
I don't want my kids saying, 'My dad was a gangster, so I need to be a gangster. I would rather mine say, 'My dad was a stunna, so I need to be a stunna.'
I don't want my kids saying, 'My dad was a hoodlum, so I need to be a hoodlum. I would rather mine say, 'My dad was an exemplar, so I need to be an exemplar.'
You know why men make more money than women? Because, in the unlikely event that we're both on the Titanic and it starts to sink, for some reason, you get to leave with the kids and I have
to stay - that's why I get the dollar more an hour.
Maybe we'll stop training our kids to stop looking at someone and automatically seeing them as Black or White or of this religion or that one etc, and instead, as a human being. Maybe we can stop forcing our ideas like, "I don't want them to marry this person because they are of this religion or this color" on them.
Differentiation is classroom practice that looks eyeball to eyeball with the reality that kids differ, and the most effective teachers do whatever it takes to hook the whole range of kids on learning.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
I'm tired of hearing all this talk from people who don't understand the process of hard work-like little kids in the back seat asking 'Are we there yet?' Get where you're going 1 mile-marker at a time.
Most kids dream of scoring the perfect goal. I've always dreamed of stopping it.
Most children fantasize about netting the ideal shot. I have always longed to deny it.
It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do.
Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don't seem to understand. You'll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it's not because it's too hard. It's because it's--boring
Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.
I would rather be an insignificant nobody than a nefarious somebody.
I tell my kids, what is the difference between a hero and a coward? What is the difference between being yellow and being brave? No difference. Only what you do. They both feel the same. They both fear dying and getting hurt. The man who is yellow refuses to face up to what he's got to face. The hero is more disciplined and he fights those feelings off and he does what he has to do. But they both feel the same, the hero and the coward. People who watch you judge you on what you do, not how you fee.
A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 ... and 50 million people died as a result ... what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.
'A certain individual called Adolf Hitler was chosen in 1932 ... and 50 million lives were tragically lost due to his actions ... my upbringing taught me that political engagement is, in fact, extremely essential.'
In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy.
Maybe I’m just a kid in love.
Possibly I'm just an adolescent infatuated.
I quit because I can’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children.
I resigned due to my inability to tolerate the sight of students showing up to lessons famished and in need of footwear. I felt that I could make a larger impact by advocating for agricultural laborers instead of attempting to instruct their underserved youngsters.
The older you get, the more you learn to see what you've been taught to see. When you're a kid, you see what's there.
As one ages, they gain the capability to perceive what they were conditioned to discern. In childhood, one simply observes reality.
We live in a society where we wake up our kids for school but not Fajr.
Nouman Ali Khan
We inhabit a world where we rouse our children for educational pursuits but not the morning prayer.
It's a long haul bringing up our children to be good; you have to keep doing that — bring them up — and that means bringing things up with them: Asking, telling, sounding them out, sounding off yourself — finding, through experience, your own words, your own way of putting them together. You have to learn where you stand, and make sure your kids learn [where you stand], understand why, and soon, you hope, they'll be standing there beside you, with you.
You aren't going to save the world on your own. But you might inspire a generation of kids to save it for all of us. You would be amazed at what inspired children can do.
'Alone, you cannot bring about the solution to humanity's woes. But by inspiring a new generation to take up the mantle, you may be amazed at what they can accomplish.'
If the very old will remember, the very young will listen.
Chief Dan George
If the wise of years recall, the inexperienced will heed.
Exactly one day in your life your kid will ski as good as you do. The next day, he'll ski better than you.
'Precisely one day in your life your child will ski just as well as you do. The following day, they'll surpass you.'
One of the greatest pieces of advice I've ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said "Okay, I'm gonna tell you what to do. If the kid's bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock.
All kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society.
All children are born with immense potential, yet often stifled by the rigidity of the status quo.
There was an old lady who lived in a shoe. She had so many kids... her uterus fell out!
Andrew Dice Clay
An elderly woman residing in a boot possessed so many progeny that her womb tumbled out!
The problem in society is not kids not knowing science. The problem is adults not knowing science. They outnumber kids 5 to 1, they wield power, they write legislation. When you have scientifically illiterate adults, you have undermined the very fabric of what makes a nation wealthy and strong.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I have a lot of stories about being a kid because it was the last time I was interesting.
I have many anecdotes from my childhood since that was the final point of my captivating life.
We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That's just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.
I've got a long history of suicid in my family; the good news is it skips a generation, so, if I'm lucky, my kids will kill themselves.
If I ever really felt depressed, I would just start putting on all my old records that I played as a kid, because the whole thing that really lifted me then still lifted me during those other times. It was good medicine for me, and it still does that for me when I put something on. Isn't it wonderful that we've got all that good medicine? I think it's got to be all part of our DNA, this mass communication through music. That's what it is. It's got to be, hasn't it? Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn't let me down.
What is the biggest obstacle facing the family right now? It is over-commitment; time pressure. There is nothing that will destroy family life more insidiously than hectic schedules and busy lives, where spouses are too exhausted to communicate, too worn out to have sex, too fatigued to talk to the kids. That frantic lifestyle is just as destructive as one involving outbroken sin. If Satan can't make you sin, he'll make you busy, and that's just about the same thing.
When I give a speech at a corporate event, I often ask those in attendance, 'Do you know how to tell if you're doing the job?' As heads start whispering back and forth, I provide these clue: 'If you're up at 3 A.M. every night talking into a tape recorder and writing notes on scraps of paper, have a knot in your stomach and a rash on your skin, are losing sleep and losing touch with your wife and kids, have no appetite or sense of humor, and feel that everything might turn out wrong, then you're probably doing the job.'
Christians are like a thirteen year old kid who still believes in Santa.
Christians are like a youthful optimist who continues to have faith in magical possibilities.
I am glad that I am not raising kids today. And I’m rather pessimistic that my grandchildren will enjoy the great society that I’ve enjoyed in my lifetime. I really think it’s coarsened. It’s coarsened in so many ways. One of the things that upsets me about modern society is the coarseness of manners. You can’t go to a movie — or watch a television show for that matter — without hearing the constant use of the F-word — including, you know, ladies using it. People that I know don’t talk like that!
I won't coach this team next year if he is still here. He won't listen to anyone. I've had it with this kid.
I will not be instructing this team next season if he remains. He disregards all advice. I am done with this individual.