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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old children quotes, children sayings, and children proverbs, collected over the years from.

It might be physically impossible to count the ways a mother expresses her love. Where loving warmth meets a teachable moment, that’s where you’ll find a mother, confidently wielding her superhuman ability to be everything you’ll ever need. With a knack for adapting, she goes from teacher to comforter to selfless giver in a matter of minutes—an awesome thing to witness.

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This Mother’s Day, reach out to the moms in your life and share some kind words to show how much you appreciate them. You can start with these 15 loving quotes.

1. “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” —Kate Winslet

2. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” —Sophia Loren

3. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

4. “[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

5. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou

6. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” —Maria Shriver

7. “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.” —Naya Rivera

8. “The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.” —Jessica Biel

9. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” —Oprah Winfrey

10. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama

11. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” —Lin Yutang

12. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” —Jewish Proverb

13. “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” —Kahil Gibran

14. “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” —Honore de Balzac

15. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Have you ever heard wise quotes from kids and felt inspired? Kids have a way of saying things in just the right way. “Pretty much all the honest.

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Oh, the joys of being a parent. There are the highs that include kiddie snuggles, belly laughs, and memories you know you’ll cherish forever. Then there are the lows, the moments when you think, “I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.” Sometimes those tiny humans are your best friends, sometimes they’re little, mysterious strangers and you have no idea what’s going on inside their heads. No matter where you are on your parenting journey right now, feel comforted knowing that some of history’s greatest thinkers were exactly in your shoes once.

Our roundup of kids' quotes perfectly illustrate the bliss of wonderful moments — and the agony of the not-so-wonderful ones. In short, they capture the essence of what it means to be a kid. After you read them, you might have a different perspective about the ways kids are being raised today, or you just might feel the catharsis of knowing there are other people like you out there who think that kids can be “dimpled lunatics,” to borrow the words of one of our country’s greatest writers. Then, if you’re looking for even more inspiration, you can see what the world’s greatest minds have said about moms, dads, or even best friends.

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Never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck Click to tweet

Children are one third of our population and all of our future. Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981 Click to tweet

A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet

Children will listen to you after they feel listened to. Jane Nelsen Click to tweet

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click to tweet

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones Click to tweet

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Kahlil Gibran Click to tweet

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead Click to tweet

Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. W.E.B. Du Bois Click to tweet

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The Best Children Quotes

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Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali Click to tweet

A child is an uncut diamond. Austin O’Malley

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein

What is a home without children? Quiet. Henny Youngman

Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert

Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think. Anne Frank

To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy. Malala Yousafzai

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher

Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams. Barack Obama Click to tweet

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. Robert Brault Click to tweet

Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you, I’m proud of you, I’m sorry, I forgive you, I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed. Sherrie Campbell, PhD

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. Chinese proverb

Teach your children they’re unique. That way, they won’t feel pressured to be like everybody else. Cindy Cashman

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. Hodding Carter

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Rabindranath Tagore

Children are mirrors, they reflect back to us all we say and do. Pam Leo

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. Click to tweet

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. Abigail Van Buren

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato

A child can teach an adult three things… To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. Paulo Coelho

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good. Pam Brown

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown Jr. (This is one of my favorite children quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

Part 2. Children Quotes That ARE…

The Most Famous Children Quotes

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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglas Click to tweet

It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

All little girls should be told they are pretty. Marilyn Monroe

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. Francois Rabelais Click to tweet

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Short Children Quotes

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Adults follow paths. Children explore. Neil Gaiman Click to tweet

Children make your life important. Erma Bombeck

Children are our most valuable resource. Herbert Hoover

It takes a village to raise a child. African proverb

Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai Click to tweet

A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy

The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher

Children re-invent your world for you. Susan Sarandon

An honest man is always a child. Socrates

Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life. Sophocles

Wealth and children are the adornment of life. Quran

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. John Crudele

All men know their children mean more than life. Euripides

Noble fathers have noble children. Euripides

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Funny Quotes About Children

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Adults are just outdated children. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee. David Frost

When kids hit 1 year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. Johnny Depp

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going. P. J. O’Rourke

The most effective form of birth control I know is spending the day with my kids. Jill Bensley

The first half of our lives is spoiled by our parents, and the last half by our children. Jennifer James

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. Phyllis Diller

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. Phyllis Diller

There are three things that a child can teach an adult: To be happy for no reason; to be always busy doing something; And to know how to demand – with all one’s might – what one wants. Paulo Coelho

I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war. George W. Bush

Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Russell Baker

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward. St. Francis Xavier

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often. Unknown Click to tweet

Inspirational Quotes About Children

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Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John F. Kennedy Click to tweet

I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! David Vitter

If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die. Moroccan Proverb

If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much. Marian Wright Edelman

If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. Mahatma Gandhi

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. Marva Collins

You know who’s going to build that better world? It’s the youth. Children will do things that are now considered impossible. Kacey McCallister

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses. John Fischer

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If you make children happy now, you make make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it.

The extra hours you put in today will keep a smile on the faces of your children a few years from now.

The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. Pablo Casals

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver

Today our children are our reflection. Tomorrow they will be our shadows. Maralee McKee Click to tweet

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Quotes About Children And Love

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Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. Princess Diana Click to tweet

The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. Don Bosco

Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love. Zig Ziglar

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. Sophia Loren

Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence. Anthony Witham

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. Henry Ward Beecher

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. Oscar Wilde

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. Nadia Boulanger

Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. L.R. Knost

Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. Bill Ayers

I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. Anne Lamott

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. Roald Dahl

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine Click to tweet

Quotes About Children And Life

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The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. Peter Ustinov

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask ‘Why?’ ceaselessly. John C. Maxwell

Your children make it impossible to regret your past. They’re its finest fruits. Sometimes the only ones. Anna Quindlen

Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. Barbara Bush

There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone. Mark Lawrence

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. Marian Wright Edelman

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life. Jada Pinkett Smith

Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you. Richard Dawkins

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. Sitting Bull

Quotes For Parents About Raising Children

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Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. Anne Sullivan Click to tweet

When do children cry? When they want something. Adults are no different. Naval Ravikant

There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. Peggy O’Mara

Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson

Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors. Khaled Hosseini

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh

Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. Jess Lair

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll

Indeed – judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgments, learning space and listening carefully are my goals. Emma Thompson

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.

We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin

The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. Orlando Aloysius Battista

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift… Let it be enthusiasm. Bruce Barton Click to tweet

Quotes About Teaching And Helping Children

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Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum Click to tweet

Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. Fred Rogers

Where parents do too much for their children… the children will not do much for themselves. Elbert Hubbard

What a child doesn’t receive, he can seldom later give. P.D. James

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Browne Jr.

Children need love especially when they don’t deserve it. Harold Hulbert

Kindness to children. Love for children. Goodness to children… These are the only investments that never fail. Henry David Thoreau

A sense of worthiness is a child’s most important need. Polly Berends Click to tweet

Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. Emma Thompson

To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual. Sidonie Gruenberg

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. Garrison Keillor

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? Jane Nelson

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.

Quotes About Children Playing

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A moving child is a learning child. Gill Connel and Cheryl McCarthy Click to tweet

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Mr. Rogers

Supporting children to play requires us to remember what life is all about. It’s not about getting from A-Z, but rather dreaming beyond both. Vince Gowmon

Play is training for the unexpected. Marc Bekoff Click to tweet

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. Joseph Chilton Pearce

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning. Mr. Rogers

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. Friedrich Nietzsche

Children understand and remember concepts best when they learn from direct personal experiences. Joseph Campbell

Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance. Joseph Chilton Pearce

Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play. Magda Gerber

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. Kay Redfield Jamison

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. Rabindranath Tagore

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. Heraclitus

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning. Diane Ackerman

Quotes About Children’s Education And Books

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A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. George SantayanaClick to tweet

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep continuing needs, is good for him. Maya Angelou

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Aristotle

Children are made readers in the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald

Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so they know the value of things, not the price.

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern. Jiddu Krishnamurti

I know that we need to directly teach our children the most vital lessons, rather than assume that they’ll be understood. Galit Breen

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses. John Fischer

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. Alice Miller

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. Edmund Burke

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an Awakener. Paula Fox

I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil. Once the emotions have been aroused – a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the new and the unknown, a feeling of sympathy, pity, admiration or love – then we wish for knowledge about the subject of our emotional response. Once found, it has lasting meaning. It is more important to pave the way for the child to want to know than to put him on a diet of facts he is not ready to assimilate. Rachel Carson

Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. George Carlin

A young child is, indeed, a true scientist, just one big question mark. What? Why? How? I never cease to marvel at the recurring miracle of growth, to be fascinated by the mystery and wonder of this brave enthusiasm. Victoria Wagner

Too often, I think, children are required to write before they have anything to say. Teach them to think and read and talk with self-repression, and they will write because they cannot help it. Anne Sullivan

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin Click to tweet

Quotes About Children’s Innocence

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Only children believe they are capable of everything. Paulo Coelho

Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Kids deserve the right to think that they can change the world. Lois Lowry

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. Alexandre Dumas

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. Kailash Satyarthi

Children are people we should be spending a lot of time talking to, listening to and helping because they’re new here. Deb Lewis

A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. Bill Vaughan

A child thinks that life is really beautiful and that it will become even more beautiful. It is the duty of society to fulfil that expectation. Robert Muller

Observe your children closely: they have often fundamental approaches and answers to the mysteries of life which we have lost as adults. Robert Muller

Children are the true connoisseurs, what’s precious to them has no price, only value. Bel Kaufman

We should all be inspired by children: they don’t care about fear and mistakes. Maxime Lagacé

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. Bishop Desmond Tutu

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of Heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. Henri Frederic Amiel

Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder. Eberhard Arnold

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. Walt Streightiff Click to tweet

Quotes About Children’s Happiness, Laughs And Smiles

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Children see magic because they look for it. Christopher Moore Click to tweet

Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. Mignon McLaughlin

Children don’t need “meaning” to get up in the morning. Life is the meaning. Naval Ravikant

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley

A child who sings is a happy child. Elder Enrique Falabella

There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about. Criss Jami

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. Erma Bombeck

Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki

Babies are such a nice way to start people. Don Herold

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden. Click to tweet

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Quotes About Children, Religion And God

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A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg Click to tweet

Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion. Eberhard Arnold

Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God’s eyes. Eberhard Arnold

There is all the difference in the world between teaching children about religion and handing them over to be taught by the religious. Polly Toynbee

If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attainted the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world. Christopher Hitchens

The world of religion isn’t a logical world; that’s why children like it. It’s a world of worked-out fantasies, very similar to children’s stories or fairy tales. Yehuda Amichai

My children, the secret of religion lies not in theories but in practice. Swami Vivekananda

Children pick up words, as pigeons peas, and utter them again as God shall please. Portuguese Proverb

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants. William Shakespeare

If you ask children in the west where’s God, they’d point to the sky. If you ask children in India, they point at themselves. Mother Teresa

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. Charles Dickens Click to tweet

Part 4. Quotes From The Best Children’s Authors

Maria Montessori

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Play is the work of the child. Maria MontessoriClick to tweet

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. Maria Montessori

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength. Maria Montessori

The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. Maria Montessori

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ Maria Montessori

Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society. Maria Montessori

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. Maria Montessori

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world. Maria Montessori

Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission. Maria Montessori

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul. Maria Montessori

When you have solved the problem of controlling the attention of the child, you have solved the entire problem of its education. Maria Montessori

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. Maria Montessori

Dr. Seuss

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Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. Dr. Seuss

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. Dr. Seuss

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Nelson Mandela

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Each of us as citizens, has a role to play in creating a better world for our children. Nelson Mandela

We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. Nelson Mandela

Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people. Nelson Mandela

Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of building better lives. Nelson Mandela

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. Nelson Mandela

Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children. Nelson Mandela

Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation. Nelson Mandela

One way that we can build a better future for children is by empowering them through allowing them to speak up for themselves. Of course, we as adults have to guide them and to take ultimate responsibility but that is something quite different from patronizing them. The rights of children must, importantly, include the right to be themselves and to talk for themselves. Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet

Mother Teresa

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You know, you cannot give your faith to your children, you can only show them. Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

The child is the beauty of God present in the world, that greatest gift to a family. Mother Teresa

Some people come in your life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. Mother Teresa

If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family. Mother Teresa

The problem with our world is that we draw the circle of family too small. Mother Teresa

Never worry about numbers. Help one at a time, and always start with those nearest you. Mother Teresa Click to tweet

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers. Mother Teresa

Maya Angelou

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Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives meaning. Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library. Maya Angelou

Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood. Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou

When you know better, you do better. Maya Angelou

If I have a monument in this world, it is my son. Maya Angelou Click to tweet

Walt Disney

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That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. Walt Disney

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever. Walt Disney

First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare. Walt Disney

I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Walt Disney

I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether he be six or sixty. Call the child innocence. Walt Disney

Everybody in the world was once a child. We grow up. Our personalities change. But in every one of us, something remains of our childhood. Walt Disney

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse. Walt Disney

There’s a child in us all. Walt Disney Click to tweet

Mahatma Gandhi

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The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children. Mahatma Gandhi

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. Mahatma Gandh

The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would learn not from the grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children. Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

Dalai Lama

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It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends. Dalai Lama Click to tweet

Children are our greatest untapped resource. Dalai Lama

Part 5. Conclusion. Quotes About Children Being The Future

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Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. Ray Merritt Click to tweet

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become. Louis Pasteur

It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it. Frank Warren

The visions we offer our children shape the future. Carl Sagan

For these are all our children. We will all profit by, or pay for, whatever they become. James Baldwin

Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve, as I have been shown it should be, is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so that they don’t need to lock their love away. Lorna Byrne

Cherish your children… for they are the footprints you will leave behind. Taylor Evan Fulks Click to tweet

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Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

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He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

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If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.     

Abigail Van Buren

I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!

David Vitter

Children or babies learn to mimic the vibration of the adults who surround them long before they learn to mimic their words.

Abraham Hicks

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.     

Margaret Mead

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.

Norman Douglas

A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.

Jacob Abbott

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.

Khaled Hosseini

Our children are the only possessions we can take to heaven.

Croft M. Pentz

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.

Richard L. Evans

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.

John W. Whitehead

Children are the anchors of a mother's life.


Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.

Michael Jackson

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.     

Anne Sullivan

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