A house without children is not a home.
They had two adopted children already.
The school was more than a mile from their home, and the children trotted along as fast as their short legs could carry them.
Bad guys were everywhere and children running away.
What joy to talk with other children in my own language!
Jordanes, a Goth, wrote the following about the Huns in 551: They are beings who are cruel to their children on the very day they are born.
I thought then that I was "making up a story," as children say, and I eagerly sat down to write it before the ideas should slip from me.
The same happenchance brought us the learning that children in schools with fluorescent lights get fewer cavities than those in schools with incandescent lighting.
The band again struck up, the count and countess kissed, and the guests, leaving their seats, went up to "congratulate" the countess, and reached across the table to clink glasses with the count, with the children, and with one another.
And indeed he only had to lie down, to fall asleep like a stone, and he only had to shake himself, to be ready without a moment's delay for some work, just as children are ready to play directly they awake.
Gradually, the women and children drifted over to examine her.
I wanted a wife and children, but I didn't want to risk losing them because of the ranch.
"Our children will have everything they need, but not everything they want," Alex interrupted.
These children are learning it just as the first people who lived on the earth learned it in the beginning.
After I had learned a great many interesting things about the life and habits of the children of the sea--how in the midst of dashing waves the little polyps build the beautiful coral isles of the Pacific, and the foraminifera have made the chalk-hills of many a land--my teacher read me "The Chambered Nautilus," and showed me that the shell-building process of the mollusks is symbolical of the development of the mind.
"Health and happiness to her whose name day we are keeping and to her children," she said, in her loud, full-toned voice which drowned all others.
The children; they're the important ones.
There are scads of missing children, out there, Howie.
"But WE mus'n't eat them," the Wizard warned the children, "or we too may become invisible, and lose each other.
The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
After that, whenever the children were hungry, they cried out, "Becos! becos! becos!" till the shepherd gave them something to eat.
Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
Parents whose children are in the military generally aren't the ones hawkishly pushing for war.
We raise children to play with war toys.
The children who crowd these grimy alleys, half-clad and underfed, shrink away from your outstretched hand as if from a blow.
Midway down the long table on one side sat the grownup young people: Vera beside Berg, and Pierre beside Boris; and on the other side, the children, tutors, and governesses.
The children will live just the same.
The Hertz's had not been blessed with children and were adamant that they would love taking care of the twins.
Locked herself in her room for days working on layette sets for the grand children Russie would never provide.
The children and the Wizard rushed across the moving rock and sprang into the passage beyond, landing safely though a little out of breath.
My wife and children were suffering from the want of food and clothing.
In 2009, in the United States of America, the poverty threshold for a single person under sixty-five was about $11,000 a year; the threshold for a family group of four, including two children, was about $22,000 a year.
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
What many children think of with dread, as a painful plodding through grammar, hard sums and harder definitions, is to-day one of my most precious memories.
At the foot of the mountain there was a railroad, and the children watched the trains whiz by.
As I lay in my bed that night, I wept as I hope few children have wept.
At first I had only a few books in raised print--"readers" for beginners, a collection of stories for children, and a book about the earth called "Our World."
The sweet companionship of their children meant much to me.
Then would their children grow stately as noble trees, and their thoughts sweet and pure as wayside flowers.
If there are children around, nothing pleases me so much as to frolic with them.
I find even the smallest child excellent company, and I am glad to say that children usually like me.
There are twenty seven little children here and they are all blind.
My teacher says, if children learn to be patient and gentle while they are little, that when they grow to be young ladies and gentlemen they will not forget to be kind and loving and brave.
My little children are all well except Nancy, and she is quite feeble.
I am sorry that you have no little children to play with you sometimes; but I think you are very happy with your books, and your many, many friends.
And Jesus, who is His Son, but is nearer to Him than all of us His other Children, came into the world on purpose to tell us all about our Father's Love.
It is very beautiful to think that you can tell so many people of the heavenly Father's tender love for all His children even when they are not gentle and noble as He wishes them to be.
Did you know that the blind children are going to have their commencement exercises in Tremont Temple, next Tuesday afternoon?
Kind people will not disappoint me, when they know that I plead for helpless little children who live in darkness and ignorance.
Then I was like the little blind children who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
Japan must indeed be a paradise for children to judge from the great number of playthings which are manufactured there.
If more people knew this, and the friends and relatives of deaf children learned the manual alphabet at once the deaf all over the world would be happier and better educated.
I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends' children; but I know now that these questions indicate the child's growing interest in the cause of things.
She wrote it out of her own head, as the children say.
I want her to know children and to be with them as much as possible.
Saturday the school-children had their tree, and I took Helen.
Sunday morning the ground was covered, and Helen and the cook's children and I played snowball.
You know how the children at the Institution detest it.
The children were so pleased to see her at Sunday-school, they paid no attention to their teachers, but rushed out of their seats and surrounded us.
She seemed to think at first that the children all belonged to the visiting ministers; but soon she recognized some little friends among them, and I told her the ministers didn't bring their children with them.
I tried to hurry Helen out-of-doors, but she kept her arm extended, and every coat-tail she touched must needs turn round and give an account of the children he left at home, and receive kisses according to their number.
I was incredulous when he first told me the secret.
Wouldn't the children understand if you talked to them about Helen?
"No," she replied, "I think not; but children learn better if they write about things that concern them personally."
These children were older in years, it is true, than the baby who lisps, "Papa kiss baby--pretty," and fills out her meaning by pointing to her new dress; but their ability to understand and use language was no greater.
She is very fond of children younger than herself, and a baby invariably calls forth all the motherly instincts of her nature.
It is pleasant, too, to note her thoughtfulness for little children, and her readiness to yield to their whims.
She has one advantage over ordinary children, that nothing from without distracts her attention from her studies.
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
She always reads such books as seeing and hearing children of her age read and enjoy.
Children ask profound questions, but they often receive shallow answers, or, to speak more correctly, they are quieted by such answers.
When asked why, she answered: Because she has so many children to take care of.
Too often, I think, children are required to write before they have anything to say.
Children will educate themselves under right conditions.
It may be true, as some maintain, that language cannot express to us much beyond what we have lived and experienced; but I have always observed that children manifest the greatest delight in the lofty, poetic language which we are too ready to think beyond their comprehension.
Children should be encouraged to read for the pure delight of it.
By experiment, by studying other children, Miss Sullivan came upon the practical way of teaching language by the natural method.
To be sure, the deaf school is the only thing possible for children educated by the State.
But it is evident that precisely what the deaf child needs to be taught is what other children learn before they go to school at all.
Do deaf children ever learn to speak?
I explained to her that some deaf children were taught to speak, but that they could see their teachers' mouths, and that that was a very great assistance to them.
The acquiring of speech by untaught deaf children is always slow and often painful.
She continued to exercise her vocal organs mechanically, as ordinary children do.
In mentioning a visit to Lexington, Mass., she writes: As we rode along we could see the forest monarchs bend their proud forms to listen to the little children of the woodlands whispering their secrets.
Some were red, some white, and others pale pink, and they were just peeping out of the green leaves, as rosy-faced children peep out from their warm beds in wintertime before they are quite willing to get up.
He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.
King Frost frowned and looked very angry at first, and his fairies trembled for fear and cowered still lower in their hiding-places; but just then two little children came dancing through the wood, and though they did not see King Frost or the fairies, they saw the beautiful colour of the leaves, and laughed with delight, and began picking great bunches to take to their mother.
Their pleasure charmed away King Frost's anger, and he, too, began to admire the painted trees, and at last he said to himself, My treasures are not wasted if they make little children happy.
But, children, you must make King Frost a visit the very first opportunity you have, and see for yourselves this wonderful palace.
The old King will welcome you kindly, for he loves children, and it is his chief delight to give them pleasure.
When the children saw the trees all aglow with brilliant colors they clapped their hands and shouted for joy, and immediately began to pick great bunches to take home.
He said to himself, My treasures are not wasted if they make little children happy.
The reason that we do not observe this process in ordinary children is, because we seldom observe them at all, and because they are fed from so many sources that the memories are confused and mutually destructive.
When all outside is cold and white, when the little children of the woodland are gone to their nurseries in the warm earth, and the empty nests on the bare trees fill with snow, my window-garden glows and smiles, making summer within while it is winter without.
We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.
A ruddy and lusty old dame, who delights in all weathers and seasons, and is likely to outlive all her children yet.
Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.
In some places, within my own remembrance, the pines would scrape both sides of a chaise at once, and women and children who were compelled to go this way to Lincoln alone and on foot did it with fear, and often ran a good part of the distance.
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
With his hospitable intellect he embraces children, beggars, insane, and scholars, and entertains the thought of all, adding to it commonly some breadth and elegance.
And why are children born to such men as you?
His children are all illegitimate.
He has lost count of his children, but this Pierre was his favorite.
(She used the word "diplomat," which was just then much in vogue among the children, in the special sense they attached to it.)
I love you all, like children of my own, as you know.
You should have seen the state of the mothers, wives, and children of the men who were going and should have heard the sobs.
Some of them were talking (he heard Russian words), others were eating bread; the more severely wounded looked silently, with the languid interest of sick children, at the envoy hurrying past them.
The soldiers, for the most part handsome fellows and, as is always the case in an artillery company, a head and shoulders taller and twice as broad as their officer--all looked at their commander like children in an embarrassing situation, and the expression on his face was invariably reflected on theirs.
"Well, Lelya?" he asked, turning instantly to his daughter and addressing her with the careless tone of habitual tenderness natural to parents who have petted their children from babyhood, but which Prince Vasili had only acquired by imitating other parents.
In her thoughts of marriage Princess Mary dreamed of happiness and of children, but her strongest, most deeply hidden longing was for earthly love.
The universal experience of ages, showing that children do grow imperceptibly from the cradle to manhood, did not exist for the countess.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
She laughed contemptuously and said she was not a fool to want to have children, and that she was not going to have any children by me.
On a third estate the priest, bearing a cross, came to meet him surrounded by children whom, by the count's generosity, he was instructing in reading, writing, and religion.
He did not know that the priest who met him with the cross oppressed the peasants by his exactions, and that the pupils' parents wept at having to let him take their children and secured their release by heavy payments.
On earth, here on this earth" (Pierre pointed to the fields), "there is no truth, all is false and evil; but in the universe, in the whole universe there is a kingdom of truth, and we who are now the children of earth are--eternally--children of the whole universe.
A trained midwife was engaged for Bogucharovo at his expense, and a priest was paid to teach reading and writing to the children of the peasants and household serfs.
"The only thing is, we mustn't have children too soon," he continued, following an unconscious sequence of ideas.
A score of women serfs, old and young, as well as children, popped out from the back entrance to have a look at the hunters who were arriving.
The countess had written direct to Julie's mother in Moscow suggesting a marriage between their children and had received a favorable answer from her.
"Nastasya Ivanovna, what sort of children shall I have?" she asked the buffoon, who was coming toward her in a woman's jacket.
Surrounded by the screaming children the mummers, covering their faces and disguising their voices, bowed to their hostess and arranged themselves about the room.
Moscow society, from the old women down to the children, received Pierre like a long-expected guest whose place was always ready awaiting him.
And why expose his own children in the battle?
Alpatych, his coachman, Ferapontov's wife and children and the house porter were all sitting in the cellar, listening.
Ferapontov's wife and children were also sitting in a cart waiting till it was possible to drive out.
As birds migrate to somewhere beyond the sea, so these men with their wives and children streamed to the southeast, to parts where none of them had ever been.
They plunder other people's houses, issue false paper money, and worst of all they kill my children and my father, and then talk of rules of war and magnanimity to foes!
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
If now you married again with the object of bearing children, your sin might be forgiven.
Owing to the present state of things Sophia Danilovna has gone to the Torzhok estate with the children, your excellency.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
At that moment an immense number of things passed dimly through both their minds, and they realized that they were both children of humanity and were brothers.
Father, he says, 'All my children are the same to me: it hurts the same whichever finger gets bitten.
They are like children from whom one can't get any sensible account of what has happened because they all want to show how well they can fight.
When the bridges broke down, unarmed soldiers, people from Moscow and women with children who were with the French transport, all--carried on by vis inertiae-- pressed forward into boats and into the ice-covered water and did not, surrender.
What I want is that our children should not have to go begging.
She waited on the old countess, petted and spoiled the children, was always ready to render the small services for which she had a gift, and all this was unconsciously accepted from her with insufficient gratitude.
Natasha had been staying at her brother's with her husband and children since early autumn.
At that table were his mother, his mother's old lady companion Belova, his wife, their three children with their governess and tutor, his wife's nephew with his tutor, Sonya, Denisov, Natasha, her three children, their governess, and old Michael Ivanovich, the late prince's architect, who was living on in retirement at Bald Hills.
The children were playing at "going to Moscow" in a carriage made of chairs and invited her to go with them.
"Only she lets her love of her husband and children overflow all bounds," said the countess, "so that it even becomes absurd."
The subject which wholly engrossed Natasha's attention was her family: that is, her husband whom she had to keep so that he should belong entirely to her and to the home, and the children whom she had to bear, bring into the world, nurse, and bring up.
The children and their governesses were glad of Pierre's return because no one else drew them into the social life of the household as he did.
How pleased the children will be and Mamma too!
A peculiarity one sees in very young children and very old people was particularly evident in her.
Only the really heartless, the stupid ones of that household, and the little children failed to understand this and avoided her.
The children with their tutors and governesses had had tea and their voices were audible from the next room.
Pierre went to the children, and the shouting and laughter grew still louder.
Soon after this the children came in to say good night.
It is only to prevent some Pugachev or other from killing my children and yours, and Arakcheev from sending me off to some Military Settlement.
Then I took the matter in hand: I left him alone and began with nurse's help to get the other children up, telling him that I did not love him.
They were for the most part quite insignificant trifles, but did not seem so to the mother or to the father either, now that he read this diary about his children for the first time.
I think that punishment by depriving children of sweets only develops their greediness.
And then there are you and the children and our affairs.
No, but I know I must work to comfort my mother, to repay you, and not to leave the children such beggars as I was.
And with an eager face Nicholas began to speak of the possibility of repurchasing Otradnoe before long, and added: "Another ten years of life and I shall leave the children... in an excellent position."
"Ah, I'm so sorry I wasn't there when you met the children," said Natasha.
That made all their children her aunts and uncles, and their grandchildren her cousins.
The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.
The room felt comfortable and the children were asleep.
It is nice to have so many people to take care of your children, yes?
She pushed him back, speaking as firmly as she could without talking loud enough for the children to hear.
She was no longer tired - no longer concerned about the children or the strange room.
Dulce motioned to Carmen from a hallway, so Carmen told Alex to take the children up and she would be up shortly.
It was amazing how children honed in on parents emotions and sympathized.
A piñata had been hung from one of the banisters above and the children of some of the employees joined them.
There will be one from each of us to the other, and then a couple for the children from Santa.
Maybe he loved his children more than she gave him credit for.
The children played and they all talked for a while longer.
She wasn't looking forward to being in the room with Alex right now - especially so with the children there to listen.
Apparently Señor Medena had two children who denied him.
Aside from his solemn expression, there was nothing in the way he acted with the children that might indicate anything was wrong between them.
Fortunately, there was no opportunity to discuss the situation with the children present.
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
"For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
"For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
Where the children were concerned, she had no intention of remaining silent.
Carmen waited until after the children were in bed before questioning him.
He had a family to support - and two more children on the way.
We actually have four children now.
You have your children in your home.
I would like small children to be there.
If she had stayed with her husband and they had more children, would he have felt financially responsible for the others as well?
His attention was on some children playing in the park across the street, so he didn't immediately see her.
I reckon that's something that needs to be done, and them children would be better off with a woman looking after them.
But what you going to do when you have children of your own?
The children are so innocent they will believe anything I tell them.
It's utterly delightful with all the little school children scurrying about.
The smallest state has lots of small people; delightful children everywhere, but alas, now there is one less.
There were men and women, but no children at all, and the folks were all beautifully formed and attractively dressed and had wonderfully handsome faces.
The children looked at each other in perplexity, and the Wizard sighed.
The children, feeling sad and despondent, were about to follow him when the Wizard touched Dorothy softly on her shoulder.
They had fierce eyes and sharp talons and beaks, and the children hoped none of them would venture into the cavern.
In turn the Wizard and the children, the horse and the kitten, examined the Gargoyles with the same silent attention.
He got his satchel from the buggy and, opening it, took out two deadly looking revolvers that made the children shrink back in alarm just to look at.
From their platform a stair descended into the house, and the children and the Wizard explored it after lighting a lantern to show them the way.
But come, my children; let us explore the mountain and discover which way we must go in order to escape from this cavern, which is getting to be almost as hot as a bake-oven.
At three o'clock the Throne Room was crowded with citizens, men, women and children being eager to witness the great trial.
"Good morning, children!" said the minister; and he kindly shook hands with both.
Many of his poems are still read and loved by children as well as by grown up men and women.
He took the children far away to a green valley where his flocks were feeding.
Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
"Children," he said, "we are going to play a new game.
The children thought the new game was very funny.
So, leading his little children by the hand, they went out to meet Coriolanus.
When he saw his mother and his wife and his children, he was filled with joy.
His little children clung to his knees and spoke loving words to him.
Here there were no children at the doors.
The children were hungry and could hardly wait for their father to come.
But come, children, let us have our supper.
"Educate the children," he said; and for that reason his name is remembered to this day.
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
Infected children were removed to hospitals and the rest of the family was quarantined until they became noninfectious.
Parents kept their children at home, especially in the summer, and certainly away from public swimming areas.
One can imagine two children each with a bag of jelly beans.
In fact, your children, their children, and their children forever could live off that interest.
And so at an early age, you took a wife, started having children, and supported yourself by farming.
As children, we had all these things we liked to do that interested and excited us.
Now all of a sudden your children are raised in what seems to everyone to be the lap of luxury.
Your children actually might grow up feeling privileged, better, and even a bit snooty.
UNICEF has said a program that gives children two large doses a year of vitamin A could all but eliminate VAD, although more frequent, smaller doses would be better.
Who could be against children not going blind?
If you knew someone who was a good business partner, was fun to hang out with, but let one of his children starve to death so that he could enjoy a higher standard of living, what would be your opinion of this person?
The little blind children at the Perkins Institution had sent it and Laura Bridgman had dressed it; but I did not know this until afterward.
I knew I could not see; but it did not seem possible that all the eager, loving children who gathered round me and joined heartily in my frolics were also blind.
One day spent with the blind children made me feel thoroughly at home in my new environment, and I looked eagerly from one pleasant experience to another as the days flew swiftly by.
Children seldom have any difficulty in understanding her; which suggests that her deliberate measured speech is like theirs, before they come to the adult trick of running all the words of a phrase into one movement of the breath.
Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
"People are always too clever with their eldest children and try to make something exceptional of them," said the visitor.
After them other couples followed, filling the whole dining hall, and last of all the children, tutors, and governesses followed singly.
Neither of the children seemed concerned about the flight, though.
I take my responsibility to you and our children seriously.
When they got married, there were no children to consider - not even the likelihood.
While she would never have described her parents as over-protective, their devotion to their children was never in doubt.
As for abandoning his children, there's more to it than you think.
There is beautiful foliage and stunning children everywhere.
His children were crying for food.
All poets and heroes, like Memnon, are the children of Aurora, and emit their music at sunrise.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
Two children, brother and sister, were on their way to school.
It will be a glorious time to be alive, and I believe my children will see it happen.
She had always wanted children, although this wasn't the way she had intended to start a family.
Some of the children were pleased, and some were not.
Carmen glanced at Señor Medena, who was beaming as if they were his children... or as if they were his biological grandchildren.