Positive Quotes About Children


Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Angelic Quotie Micah by Sandra Reeves

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.


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Quotes about children are listed alphabetically on authors surname. Unknown author quotes about children are at the bottom of the page.





Abraham Hicks

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

Jacob Abbott 1803 - 1879

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


Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali 1942

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.


Aristotle

Aristotle 384BC - 322BC

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.


Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887

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

Children are the hands - Blog

Arlene Benedict

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


W.E.B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois  1868 - 1963

Children learn more from what you are,
than what you teach.


Carol Bowman

Carol Bowman 1950

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


Robert Brault

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


Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797

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


George Carlin

George Carlin 1937 - 2008

Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach then to question everything.


Love, Light, Blessings

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

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

Anton Pavolovich Chekhov  1860 - 1904

Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.


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.


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.


Matt Damon

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.


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.


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.


Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky  1821 - 1881

The soul is healed by being with children.


Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas 1818 - 1895

It is easier to build strong children
than to repair broken men.


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer 1940

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


Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Happy Children - by Sandra Reeves

Euripides

Euripides 480BC - 406BC

All men know their children mean more than life.


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.


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.



Positive Quotes About Children


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

Children are like wet cement
whatever falls on them makes an impression.

Children are like wet cement - Blog

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.


Graham Greene

Graham Greene 1904 - 1991

There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in.


Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer 1902 - 1983

Children are the keys of paradise.


Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world
is done by children.


Joe Houldsworth  Quotes About Children

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.

Sleeping child - Blog

Whitney Houston

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

Kate Hudson  1979

Your children teach you so much.
It's a real mirror of yourself.


Aldous Huxley

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

Lady Bird Johnson  1912 - 2007

Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them.


Angelina Jolie

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

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

Montague Keen 1925 - 2004

The greatest gift you can give your children is...
your love and your time.


John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy 1917 - 1963  Quotes About Children

Children are the world's most valuable resource
and its best hope for the future.

Children are the worlds - Blog

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.


L. R. Knost

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

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.


Dalai Lama

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

Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834

A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.


Ann Landers

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

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.


Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner 1918 - 1986

Stay close to the young...
and a little rubs off.



More Quotes About Children


Robert Llewelyn

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.'


Harvey MacKay

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.


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.


Adam McLeod

Adam McLeod

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.


Bradley Millar

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar
is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.


A. A. Milne

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

Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962

All little girls should be told they are pretty.


Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori  1870 - 1952
Quotes About Children

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


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


Robert Muller

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.


Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

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

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

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

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.


Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973

Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.


Rita Pierson

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.


Pink

Pink  1979

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.


Linda Poindexter

Linda Poindexter 

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

Francois Rabelais 1494 - 1553

A child is not a vase to be filled,
but a fire to be lit.


Ken Robinson

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

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

Susan Sarandon 1946

Children re-invent your world for you.


Angela Schwindt

While we try to teach our children all about life...
our children teach us what life is all about.

While we try to teach our children - Blog

Paul Solomon

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

Muriel Spark  1918 - 2006

Parents learn a lot from their children
about coping with life.


Walt Streightiff

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child...
There are seven million.


Rabindranath Tagore

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.


Stacia Tauscher

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


Mother Teresa

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

Donald Trump 1946

The best thing I've done?
Well, I've created four beautiful children.


Thomas R. Verny

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

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

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

Neale Donald Walsch 1943   Quotes About Children

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.


Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde 1854 - 1900

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


Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai   1997

One child, one teacher,
one pen and one book
can change the world.


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Unknown Author
Quotes About Children

Listed in alphabetical order

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 a handful sometimes.
A heart-full all the time.

Children are a handful - BLOG

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.


I will...
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.


 Until you've...  
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.


Children walking dog by Sandra Reeves

I hope you have enjoyed reading these quotes about children, there are more relevant quotes about children on the baby quotes page.


Grandmother with grandchildren 1962

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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