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Thoughts on Children



Again, these observations are taken from Jon Winokur’s book, The Portable Curmudgeon.

I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.

—Nancy Mitford

Children should neither be seen nor heard from—ever again.          —W.C. Fields

There are three terrible ages of childhood—1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.

—Cleveland Amory


The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.   —Mell Lazarus

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant—and let the air out of the tires.                                                                                   —Dorothy Parker


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