The verse and quotes about children here are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom and love from known authors, the ones from unknown authors are now on a different page.
My three children have always been the most important thing in my life and my greatest blessing. Having my children at a young age means that I am now lucky enough to enjoy the experience of all my children becoming parents, the abundance of love and joy that I have in my life with all of these 'little treasures' is amazing.
Quotes about Children are
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.
Give them a conscious understanding of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are.
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.
Jacob Abbott 1803 - 1879
A child can ask a thousand questions
that the wisest man cannot answer.
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 1942 - 2016
Children make you want to start life over.
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 - 1881
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
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.
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.
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.
Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
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.
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.
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.
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 1868 - 1963
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.
Carol Bowman 1950
Children who remember their past lives offer the most compelling evidence yet for reincarnation.
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.
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.
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?
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Always kiss your children goodnight...
even if they're asleep.
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.
Emilie Buchwald 1935
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.
Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797
Example is the school of mankind,
and they will learn at no other.
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.
George Carlin 1937 - 2008
Don't just teach your children to read.
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach then to question everything.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
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 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 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.
Charles S. Caverley 1831 - 1884
I love to gaze upon a child...
a young bud bursting into blossom.
Anton Pavolovich Chekhov 1860 - 1904
Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1970
If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.
If your life inspires just one child...
Your life has been a success.
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 1961 - 1997
Hugs can do great amounts of good...
especially for children.
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.
Fyodor Dostoevsky 1821 - 1881
The soul is healed by being with children.
Frederick Douglas 1818 - 1895
It is easier to build strong children
than to repair broken men.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Let them follow their own compass.
Your children are spiritual beings who come through you,
not for you.
Marion Wright Edelman 1939
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
If a child can't learn the way we teach,
maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Euripides 480BC - 406BC
All men know their children mean more than life.
Noble fathers have noble children.
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.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.
Chief Dan George 1899 - 1981
If the very old will remember, the very young will listen.
The only thing necessary for tranquillity in the world is that every child grows up happy.
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 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 1922 - 1973
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
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 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.
Amy Grant 1960
I love being with my children.
They're fascinating people.
Graham Greene 1904 - 1991
There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in.
Alex Haley 1921 - 1992
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual.
Katherine Butler Hathaway 1890 - 1942
Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability... Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children's hands from anybody else's clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
Jim Henson 1936 - 1990
The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Heraclitus 535BC - 475BC
Time is a game...
played beautifully by children.
Eric Hoffer 1902 - 1983
Children are the keys of paradise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
Nicola Horlick 1960
When I pick up one of my children and cuddle them, all the strain and stress of life temporarily disappears. There is nothing more wonderful than motherhood and no one will ever love you as much as a small child.
Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012
(Also sung by George Benson. Written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed)
I believe the children are our future,
teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915
Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
Kate Hudson 1979
Your children teach you so much.
It's a real mirror of yourself.
Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Lady Bird Johnson 1912 - 2007
Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them.
Angelina Jolie 1975
Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life.
Juvenal 55 - 127
Be gentle with the young.
Bel Kaufman 1911
Children are the true connoisseurs,
what's precious to them has no price, only value.
Montague Keen 1925 - 2004
The greatest gift you can give your children is...
your love and your time.
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
Miranda Kerr 1983
There are no words that could ever describe the happiness and the joy that you feel when you see your son smile in the morning. I just feel so lucky.
Young people need something stable to hang onto - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.
Ellen Key 1849 - 1926
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from the roses.
Nicole Kidman 1967
I love acting...
but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
L. R. Knost
A lifestyle of reading puts the vast knowledge of the ages into the hands of our children. Exchanging the life-long riches of a love of reading for the temporary value of facts gleaned from required reading lists is a paltry deal, indeed. Encourage reading, yes but let their hearts, their interests, their imaginations choose their reading material. Whatever momentary facts they need for the next test or quiz can be found just as easily on Google. A passion for reading can only be found in the heart of the child.
It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.
It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 - 1986
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.
Jess Lair ? - 2000
Children are not things to be moulded,
but are people to be unfolded.
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit,
we cannot flower and grow without it.
Dalai Lama 1935
Give the ones you love...
Wings to fly, roots to come back
And reasons to stay.
It is vital that when educating our children's brains
that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
The time has come to take concrete steps to bring about a real transformation in the ways we educate our future generations. We need to combine both an education of the mind with an education of the heart.
Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834
A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.
It is not what you do for your children,
but what you have taught them to do for themselves,
that will make them successful human beings.
Penelope Leach 1937
Loving a child is a circular business...
the more you give, the more you get,
the more you get, the more you give.
No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant.
Sam Levenson 1911 - 1980
Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor.
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate is called a grandparent.
Bruce Lipton 1944
The most important thing that we need to understand as parents is that everything you say, everything you do, for the first seven years of that child's life is being recorded and becoming their behaviour.
Robert Llewelyn 1956
Mother to six year old:
"Jane, what are you doing?"
"I'm drawing God."
"But darling, nobody knows what God looks like."
"No mummy, they don't yet, but they will when they've seen my drawing."
If I had my child to raise over again...
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less, and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.
It matters not whether my child is big or small,
from this day forth, I’ll cherish it all.
Harvey MacKay 1932
We start out as pretty creative beings... Children let their imaginations take them to place they've never seen and do things that seem impossible. We encourage it as fun and playtime, but we should celebrate it as the potential for great discovery and accomplishment.
Children seldom misquote you.
They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
How do children learn to correct their mistakes?
By watching how you correct yours.
How do children learn to overcome their failures?
By watching how you overcome yours.
How do children learn to treat themselves with forgiveness?
By watching you forgive yourself.
Therefore, your mistakes and your failures are blessings;
opportunities for the best in parenting.
And those who point out your mistakes are not your enemies,
but the most valuable of friends.
You do not have to make your children into wonderful people.
You only have to remind them that they are wonderful people.
If you do this consistently from the day they are born,
they will believe it easily.
What a difference it makes to come home to a child.
Mignon McLaughlin 1913 - 1983
Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
As children we see life only in the present moment. Children feel a certain way and react intuitively in the here and now. They have not yet developed an analytical process which interferes with intuition.
Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Barbara F. Meltz
Whether your child is three or thirteen, don't rush in to rescue him until you know he's done all he can to rescue himself.
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar, is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
That's one thing I find about having children - it does unlock a door that separates you from other women who've had children.
A. A. Milne 1882 - 1956
If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together there is something you must always remember...
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
All little girls should be told they are pretty.
Maria Montessori 1870 - 1952
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
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.
When children come into contact with nature,
they reveal their strength.
Movie - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.
The example of parents is the greatest teacher.
Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child.
When I was an adult, I no longer spoke like a child.
When I became old and wise, I spoke again like a child.
I wish I had spoken all my life like a child.
Children are a gift from the heavens.
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.
The ones that matter most are the children.
They are true human beings.
I love being around children. I'm deeply moved and inspired by their innocence. They have fresher, clearer eyes to see the world with unconditional love because of the natural spirituality they were born with.
Kitara Nishida 1870 - 1945
If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child,
I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
J. L. Nixon
It doesn't take long to learn that it is the simple things children love best; and their joy brings these experiences into the importance they truly deserve. Sharing laughter and wonder and fun with children, seeing the world through their eyes, helps me.
Dorothy Nolte 1924 - 2005
Children learn what they live.
If a child lives with criticism... he learns to condemn.
If he lives with hostility... he learns to fight.
If he lives with ridicule... he learns to be shy.
If he lives with shame... he learns to be guilty.
If he lives with tolerance... he learns confidence.
If he lives with praise... he learns to appreciate.
If he lives with fairness... he learns about justice
Louis Pasteur 1822 - 1895
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments...
Tenderness for what he is and
Respect for what he may become.
Jean Piaget 1896 - 1980
Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?
Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Rita Pierson ? - 2013
Every child needs a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically, but you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child.
Plato 429BC - 347BC
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
We are like lighthouses to our children...
Beacons showing them the way.
And when our light goes out,
theirs will be at its brightest... ready to take over for us.
Francois Rabelais 1494 - 1553
A child is not a vase to be filled,
but a fire to be lit.
Ken Robinson 1950
If you sit kids down, hour after hour, doing low-grade clerical work, don't be surprised if they start to fidget. Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition, they're suffering from childhood.
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 - 1962
I think at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Susan Sarandon 1946
Children re-invent your world for you.
Dr Seuss 1904 - 1991
Adults are just outdated children.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Paul Solomon 1939 - 1994
I believe you came into the world to accomplish something, and that the something you came to accomplish is not small or insignificant, that's not worthy of you. You came here to make a major contribution to life on this planet.
Sophocles 496BC - 406BC
Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life.
Muriel Spark 1918 - 2006
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child...
There are seven million.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941
Every child comes with a message...
that God is not yet discouraged by man.
Ann Van Tassells
Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp... but give them a squeeze and you get it all back.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862
Kindness to children.
Love for children.
Goodness to children...
These are the only investments that never fail.
Donald Trump 1946
The best thing I've done?
Well, I've created four beautiful children.
Thomas R. Verny
From the journey down the birth canal to afternoons at the park, a child will register every experience in the circuitry of his or her brain. Whenever a mother strokes her baby, whenever a father plays with his daughter or son, those physiological acts will be instantly converted to neuro-hormonal processes that transform the body and wire the brain of the child.
Mark Wahlberg 1971
There's nothing like seeing the smile on my kid's faces.
Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.
Alice Walker 1944
I see children, all children, as humanity's most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
Catherine M. Wallace
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943
See the world with the innocence of children.
Approach the world with the daring of children.
Love the world with the readiness of children.
Heal the world with the purity of children.
Change the world with the wisdom of children.
Teach your children that they need nothing exterior to themselves to be happy, no person, place or thing, and that true happiness is found within.
When you give your children knowledge, you are telling them what to think.
When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but rather, how to get to their own truth.
Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Rosemary Wells 1943
Of all my childhood memories, days spent in my grandparents house are the happiest.
Paul Wellstone 1944 - 2002
I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
The kind of goal we ought to be thinking about is way beyond national product - it is how do we as a nation help our children be the best kinds of people they could possibly be?
Oscar Wilde 1854 - 1900
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Kate Winslet 1975
Having children justs puts the whole world into perspective.
Everything else disappears.
William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850
The child is the father of the man.
Lois Wyse 1926 - 2007
A child who has a grandparent has a softened view of life, the feeling that there is more to life than what we see, more than getting and gaining, winning and losing.
Malala Yousafzai 1997
One child, one teacher,
one pen and one book,
can change the world.
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