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.
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
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Euripides 480BC - 406BC
All men know their children mean more than life.
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
If children grew up according to early indications,
we should have nothing but geniuses.
Graham Greene 1904 - 1991
There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1935
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
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
Stay close to the young...
and a little rubs off.
More Quotes About Children
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.'
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.
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
When children come into contact with nature,
they reveal their strength.
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
Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
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.
Susan Sarandon 1946
Children re-invent your world for you.
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.
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.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.
Donald Trump 1946
The best thing I've done?
Well, I've created four beautiful 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 1854 - 1900
The best way to make children good
is to make them happy.
All children behave as well as they are treated.
Children are a bridge to heaven.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Children are poor men's riches.
Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
Give me a child for the first seven years
and you may do what you want with him afterwards.
If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child
they will often learn without any further assistance.
Human Beings grow best with encouragement and Love.
Today, let every word you speak
(to yourself and others) be filled with kindness.
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 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.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors...
We borrow it from our children.
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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