The verse and quotes about children on this page are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom and love.
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, grandchildren so far are five girls and two boys, from a teenager to the latest addition in February 2012. The abundance of love and joy that I have in my life with all of these treasures is amazing.
The cute illustrations on this page are all by multi-talented artist Sandra Reeves.
There is now a new page of Spiritual Verse For Children that you might find useful to introduce young children to the spiritual side of life.
Quotes about children are listed alphabetically on authors surname. Unknown author quotes about children are at the bottom of the page.
Abraham-Hicks Quotes About Children
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.
The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word. If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.
The little ones still remember how to use the power of their imagination. They are still engaged in the utilization of their imagination, that is one of the reasons that keeps them so exhilarated.
Jacob Abbott 1803 - 1879
A child can ask a thousand questions
that the wisest man cannot answer.
Muhammad Ali 1942
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.
Aristotle 384BC - 322BC
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
Clay B. Bedford
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiousity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.
Polly Berends Quotes About Children
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.
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.
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.
Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797
Example is the school of mankind,
and they will learn at no other.
George Carlin 1937 - 2008
Don't just teach your children to read.
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach then to question everything.
Quotes About Children To Uplift Your Spirit
Charles S. Caverley 1831 - 1884
I love to gaze upon a child...
a young bud bursting into blossom.
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.
Anton Pavolovich Chekhov 1860 - 1904
Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.
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.
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.
Matt Damon 1970
If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No. 1.
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.
Your children are spiritual beings who come through you,
not for you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882 Quotes About Children
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.
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.
In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colours of a rainbow.
Positive Quotes About Children
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
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
Quotes About Children
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.
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.
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.
Eric Hoffer 1902 - 1983
Children are the keys of paradise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
Quotes About Children
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.
Joe Houldsworth Quotes About Children
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.
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.
Inspirational Quotes About Children
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.
John F. Kennedy 1917 - 1963 Quotes About Children
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.
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 Quotes About Children
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 Quotes About Children
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 Quotes About Children
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.
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 Quotes About Children
Loving a child is a circular business...
the more you give, the more you get,
the more you get, the more you give.
Alan Jay Lerner 1918 - 1986
No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant.
Sam Levenson 1911 - 1980 Quotes About Children
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.
More Quotes About Children
Robert Llewelyn 1956 Quotes About Children
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.'
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.
William Martin Quotes About Children
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.
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 interfers 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
Quotes About Children
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.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Quotes About Children
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.
Positive Quotes About Children
Native American Quotes About Children
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.
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.
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 Quotes About Children
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.
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.
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
Quotes About Children
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.
Mother Teresa 1910 - 1997 Quotes About Children
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.
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 neurohormonal processes tht transform the body and wire the brain of the child.
Alice Walker 1944 Quotes About Children
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.
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.
Paul Wellstone 1944 - 2002
Quotes About Children
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.
Malala Yousafzai 1997
One child, one teacher,
one pen and one book
can change the world.
Listed in alphabetical order
A child's life is like a piece of paper...
on which every person leaves a mark.
A daughter/son may outgrow your lap,
but she/he will never outgrow your heart.
All children behave as well as they are treated.
Along life's journey those souls entrusted to your care
will become your greatest teachers.
Children are a bridge to heaven.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Children are poor men's riches.
Children are the rainbow of life.
Grandchildren are the pot of gold.
Children internalize much of what they're told about themselves
and carry it for a lifetime.
Choose words that empower, not hurt.
Do not educate your children to be rich,
educate them to be happy.
So when they grow up,
they'll know the value of things, not the price.
Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
Don't raise your kids to have more than you had,
raise them to be more than you were.
Give me a child for the first seven years
and you may do what you want with him afterwards.
He held the bouquet in a tightly clenched fist
A wilted and droopy yellow
A room full of blossoms I wouldn't exchange
For the pride shown by that little fellow.
Not lilacs or daisies, gardinias, not orchids
No flowers - cultivated or wild
Can equal a bouquet of spring dandelions
Handpicked by an innocent child.
Human Beings grow best with encouragement and Love.
Today, let every word you speak
(to yourself and others) be filled with kindness.
I don't want my children to be what I want them to be.
I want the to become everything God created them to be.
If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child
they will often learn without any further assistance.
I like to walk with Grandpa and Grandma,
Their steps are short like mine.
They don't say, "Now hurry up."
They always take their time.
I like to walk with Grandpa and Grandma,
Their eyes see things like mine do...
Wee pebbles bright, a funny cloud,
Half hidden drops of dew.
Most people have to hurry,
They do not stop and see,
I'm glad that God made Grandpa and Grandma,
Unrushed, and young like me.
I may not be perfect, but when I look at my children
I know that I got something in my life perfectly right.
I will hold you tight, support you, guide you,
teach you, hug you, protect you
and love you with all my heart and soul...
I am your parent.
Since the day you were born
and until I draw my last breath,
all that I am is Yours.
Let them be little.
Fill their hearts with laughter.
Help them grow wings.
Nurture their sense of wonder.
Inspire them to believe.
And love them like there is no tomorrow.
I won't always cry Mummy
When you leave the room
And my supermarket tantrums
Will end too soon.
I won't always wake, Daddy
For cuddles through the night
And one day you will miss
Having a chocolate fact to wipe.
You won't always wake to find my foot
Is kicking you out of bed
Or find me sideways on your pillow
Where you want to lay your head.
You won't always have to carry me
In asleep from the car
Or piggy back me down the road
When my little legs can't walk that far.
So cherish every cuddle
Remember them all
One day, Mummy and Daddy
I won't be this small.
My child is my rainbow,
my ray of light in the darkest storms.
My kids are my heart and soul.
They will always be my babies, even when they grow old.
Nothing makes a woman love a man more than
seeing how much he loves their children.
Our children are only ever lent to us. We never know just how long we will be able to keep them for. So, kiss them, cuddle them, praise them and hold them tightly. But most of all tell them you love them.
The cure for boredom is curiosity...
There is no cure for curiosity.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect,
he becomes an adolescent.
The day he forgives them, he becomes an adult.
The day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
The friendship of a child is the brightest gem,
set upon the circlet of society.
The heart of a child is like that of Buddha.
The laughter of a child is the light of the home.
The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are...
the arms of your children.
There is a child inside each one of us,
who comes out in front of the person we are most comfortable with.
Counted little fingers
Counted little toes
Held a little hand
Kissed a little nose
Soothed a little tummy
Read to little ears
Powdered a little boots
Wiped away little tears
You haven't known love
Wasn't it beautiful, when you believed in everything.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors...
We borrow it from our children.
What should not be heard by little ears,
should not be said by big mouths.
What we are speaks so loudly
that our children may not hear what we say.
Without my kids...
my house would be clean,
my wallet would be full,
but my heart would be empty.
I hope you have enjoyed reading these quotes about children, there are more relevant quotes about children on the baby quotes page.
Photo: In my early years I lived next door to my paternal grandparents. My grandmother Evelyn died when I was only six, so it was good to be so close to her for that short time, as I have fond memories of her.
This photo of us, with my brother David, was taken in 1962 and has always been a treasured family photo. It's just so natural, with us all scruffy and dirty from playing in the garden.
Interestingly, I always thought it was great living next door to my grandparents and as my grandchildren came along I hoped that I could do the same one day. I now live next door to three of my grandchildren (law of attraction working in my life!)
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