Quotes About Children To Live By

Crystal DeLarm Clymer quote: When your child is talking, turn the world off. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByTyler & Emma

The quotes about children on this page are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom from sources and authors surnames A through to G. There are more quotes on H to M and N to Z along with Sayings About Children which are all from unknown sources. There is also a page of Spiritual Poems For Children.

My three children have always been the most important thing in my life and my greatest blessing. Having my children at a young age meant that I was lucky enough to enjoy the experience of all my children becoming parents. My oldest grandchild is now an adult and the others are growing up so fast. The abundance of love and joy that I have in my life with all of these treasures is amazing.

Quotes about Children are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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 Quotes About Children:  A   



Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott 1803 - 1879
A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.

Jacob Abbott quote: A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySophie

Abraham Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
Children coming forth today have a greater capacity to deal with, the greater variety of information that is coming forth, than you did.


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

Abraham-Hicks quote: Children or babies learn to mimic the vibrations of the adults who surround them long before they learn to mimic their words. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2003)

Abraham Hicks

Abraham-Hicks 
Give them a conscious understanding of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are.

Abraham-Hicks quote: Give them a conscious understanding of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySeth, Lucy & Tyler (2014)

Abraham Hicks

Abraham-Hicks 
The child is thinking and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment.  That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child.

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Adele

Adele  1988
Everything I do, in every channel of my life, is part of a legacy that I'm making for my child. For my children, if I have more. I'm not motivated by much, certainly not money - but I'm motivated by that.


Whatever my kid wants to do or be, I will always support him no matter what.


Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali 1942 - 2016
Children make you want to start life over.


Henri Frederic Amiel

Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 - 1881
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of Heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.


Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  1928 - 2014
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.


Aristotle

Aristotle  384BC - 322BC
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

Aristotle quote: Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Seth, Jessica & Lucy

Aristotle

Aristotle  384BC - 322BC
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.


Eberhard Arnold

Eberhard Arnold  1883 -1935
Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.


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

Eberhard Arnold quote: Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySeth at Warwick Castle, UK (2016)

Eberhard Arnold

Eberhard Arnold  1883 -1935
Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes.


David Attenborough

David Attenborough  1926
Education is not a matter of getting facts and sowing them within brains, but that it is an attitude of mind that you teach children to find out for themselves.


The great heroes and heroines of our society are of course the teachers, and in particular the teachers of kids in their first years. Once a child has been shown what the natural world is, it will live with them forever.


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 Quotes About Children:  B   



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Russell Baker
Don't try to make children grow up to be like you.. Or they may do it.


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


Bruce Barton

Bruce Barton  1886 - 1967
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift...
Let it be enthusiasm.


David Beckham

David Beckham  1975
When you have kids you grow up. I have just started realizing it now. It changes the world, having children.


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Clay B. Bedford
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.



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Arlene Benedict
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.


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Polly Berends
A sense of worthiness is a child's most important need.


The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins walking. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.


The gain is not the having of children, it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.


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Bruno Bettelheim  1903 - 1990
The question for the child is not ‘Do I want to be good?’ but, ‘Whom do I want to be like?’

Bruno Bettelheim quote: The question for the child is not ‘Do I want to be good?’ but, ‘Whom do I want to be like?’ - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie, Dawn, Emma, Sarah, Kevin, Denis, Redmond (1990)

Bible

Bible
Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.


Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


W.E.B. Du Bois

Black Elk  1863 - 1950
Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

Black Elk quote: Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of the little children are pure.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Tyler

W.E.B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois 1868 - 1963
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.

W. E. B. Du Bois quote: Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Joey & Lucy

Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck  1927 - 1996
Children make your life important.


Carol Bowman

Carol Bowman 1950
Children who remember their past lives offer the most compelling evidence yet for reincarnation.


Robert Brault

Robert Brault
Anything we tell our kids about life is a placemarker...
until they figure it out for themselves.


Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.

Robert Brault quote: Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy on Kevin's shoulders, Seth & Emma (Jessica standing behind)

Robert Brault

Robert Brault
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.


The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.


The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives.


There is an instinct in a woman to love most of her own child and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.


Why explain miracles to your kids, when you can just have them plant a garden?


Pam Brown

Pam Brown  1948
Always smile back at little children.
To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.


A teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved - and therefore he lives.


A teddy bear is your childhood wrapped up in faded yellow fur, and as such, he commands affection long after he is outgrown.


However time or circumstances may come between mother and her child, their lives are interwoven forever.


H. Jackson Brown Jr

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Always kiss your children goodnight... even if they're asleep.


Emilie Buchwald

Emilie Buchwald  1935
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.


Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.


Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
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.


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 Quotes About Children:  C   



Mary Calderone

Mary Calderone  1904 - 1998
Our children are not going to be just ‘our children’ - they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.


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Charles S. Calverley 1831 - 1884
I love to gaze upon a child... a young bud bursting into blossom.


George Carlin

George Carlin 1937 - 2008
Don't just teach your children to read. 
Teach them to question what they read. 
Teach them to question everything.

George Carlin quote: Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Joey & Amy (2015)

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 - 1881
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.


Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie  1835 - 1919
Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washer-woman, cook, teacher, angel and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar and friend. No servants to come between them. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.


Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson  1907 - 1964
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, 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.


Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals 1876 - 1973
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.


May Ellen Chase

May Ellen Chase  1887 - 1973
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.


Anton Pavolovich Chekhov

Anton Pavolovich Chekhov 1860 - 1904
Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.


Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child  1802 - 1880
In early childhood, you lay the foundation of poverty or riches, in the habits you give your children. Teach them to save everything, not for their own use, for that would make them selfish, but for some use. Teach them to share everything with their playmates; but never allow them to destroy anything.


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Doc Childre
An Aware parent loves all children he or she meets and interacts with...  For you are a caretaker for those moments in time.


Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie 1890 - 1976
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.


One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.


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Crystal DeLarm Clymer
When your child is talking.. Turn the world off.


Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho 1947
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.


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Colonial Child's Prayer
God bless everybody I love.
God bless everybody who loves me. 
God bless everybody who loves everybody I love. 
And everybody who loves everybody who loves me.

Colonial Child's Prayer - God bless everybody I love. God bless everybody who loves me. God bless everybody who loves everybody I love... - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2015)

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Colonial Child's Prayer
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  • Blessings and Connection to God
  • Law of Attraction 

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Marcelene Cox
The illusions of childhood are necessary experiences; a child should not be denied a balloon because an adult knows that sooner or later it will burst.


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Monta Crane
There are three ways to get something done...
Do it yourself.
Employ someone to do it for you.
Or, forbid your children from doing it!


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 Quotes About Children:  D   



Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl  1916 - 1990
Children are not so serious as grown-ups and love to laugh.


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.


Matt Damon

Matt Damon  1970
I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on Earth matter, your behaviour matters and how you treat other people matters.


If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.


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Mark Desaux
If your life inspires just one child... Your life has been a success.


Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel 1980
I think that it's our responsibility to create a world in which girls can grow up and not have to limit their dreams or possibilities.


Princess Diana

Princess Diana 1961 - 1997
Hugs can do great amounts of good... especially for children.

Princess Diana quote: Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Jessica & Lucy

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo  1964
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. 


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Rosaleen Dickson
Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.

Rosaleen Dickson quote: Whatever they grow up to be they are still our children and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByOxford Cowley Workers children (1940's)

Walt Disney

Walt Disney  1901 - 1966
Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.


Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky 1821 - 1881
The Soul is healed by being with children.

Fyodor Dostoevsky quote: The Soul is healed by being with children. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Lucy & Jessica (2016)

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas 1818 - 1895
It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Let them follow their own compass.

Wayne Dyer quote: Let them follow their own compass. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Seth & Lucy (2016)

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Once you see a child’s self-image begin to improve, you will see significant gains in achievement areas, but even more important, you will see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more.


Your children are spiritual beings who come through you, not for you.

Your children - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Julie & Mark with Sophie & newborn Amy (2010)

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live, rather than what you say.

Wayne Dyer quote: Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live, rather than what you say. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Sophie & Emma with newborn Amy

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Marion Wright Edelman

Marion Wright Edelman  1939
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.


Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
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 quote: 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. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Emma, Lucy, Seth, Sophie & Julie

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. - Illustrated by Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - illustration by Sandra Reeves

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Ignacio Estrada
If a child can't learn the way we teach, 
maybe we should teach the way they learn.


Euripides

Euripides  480BC - 406BC
All men know their children mean more than life.


Noble fathers have noble children.


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Paula Fox

Paula Fox 1923
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.


Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum  1937
Don't worry that children never listen to you..
Worry that they are always watching you.


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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi  1869 - 1948
The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.


Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George  1899 - 1981
If the very old will remember, the very young will listen.


The only thing necessary for tranquility in the world is that every child grows up happy.

Chief Dan George quote: The only thing necessary for tranquility in the world is that every child grows up happy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie, Dawn, Sarah, Redmond, Emma, Kevin & Denis

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Papiha Ghosh
In my Soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colours of a rainbow.


Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1884 - 1931
Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their Soul, for their Soul belongs in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness, for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.



Haim Ginott

Haim Ginott 1922 - 1973
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.


Rudolph Giuliani

Rudolph Giuliani  1944
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.


If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.


It's not that age brings childhood back again, age merely shows what children we remain.


Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman  1869 - 1940
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the Soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.


Richelle E. Goodrich

Richelle E. Goodrich
A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world.

Richelle E. Goodrich quote: A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about children - Emma & Seth

Amy Grant

Amy Grant 1960
I love being with my children, they're fascinating people.


Graham Greene

Graham Greene 1904 - 1991
There is always one moment in childhood... 
when the door opens and lets the future in.


Edgar Guest

Edgar Guest  1881 - 1959
Children… they string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years.


Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.



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