95 Lovely Children Quotes

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Here are 95 of the best children quotes I could find. And the goal is simple: to inspire you and melt your heart with beautiful words. Enjoy!

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Never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck

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A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss

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Children are one third of our population and all of our future. Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

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History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela

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The final stage of wisdom is becoming a kid again. Maxime Lagacé

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Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Kahlil Gibran

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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead

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

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A child is an uncut diamond. Austin O’Malley

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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein

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Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

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Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert

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Tell me what’s more important than being present for children and listening to them. I’ll wait. Maxime Lagacé

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The Best Children Quotes

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

Either have children or become a saint, because eventually, you have to find something you love more than you love yourself. Naval Ravikant

Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali Click to tweet

What is a home without children? Quiet. Henny Youngman

Children are mirrors, they reflect back to us all we say and do. Pam Leo

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. Abigail Van Buren

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato

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Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown Jr

Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think. Anne Frank

To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy. Malala Yousafzai

Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams. Barack Obama Click to tweet

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

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. Robert Brault Click to tweet

Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you, I’m proud of you, I’m sorry, I forgive you, I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed. Sherrie Campbell, PhD

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. Chinese proverb

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The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. Don Bosco

Teach your children they’re unique. That way, they won’t feel pressured to be like everybody else. Cindy Cashman

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

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. Hodding Carter

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Rabindranath Tagore

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. Click to tweet

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. Paulo Coelho

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

Part 2. Children Quotes That ARE…

The Most Famous Children Quotes

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglas Click to tweet

All little girls should be told they are pretty. Marilyn Monroe

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. Francois Rabelais Click to tweet

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The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

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Short Children Quotes

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Adults follow paths. Children explore. Neil Gaiman Click to tweet

Children make your life important. Erma Bombeck

Children are our most valuable resource. Herbert Hoover

It takes a village to raise a child. African proverb

Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai Click to tweet

A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy

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Children will listen to you after they feel listened to. Jane Nelsen

The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher

Children re-invent your world for you. Susan Sarandon

An honest man is always a child. Socrates

Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life. Sophocles

Wealth and children are the adornment of life. Quran

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. John Crudele

All men know their children mean more than life. Euripides

Noble fathers have noble children. Euripides

Funny Quotes About Children

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Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee. David Frost

Adults are just outdated children. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

When kids hit 1 year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. Johnny Depp

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going. P. J. O’Rourke

The most effective form of birth control I know is spending the day with my kids. Jill Bensley

The first half of our lives is spoiled by our parents, and the last half by our children. Jennifer James

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. Phyllis Diller

There are three things that a child can teach an adult: To be happy for no reason; to be always busy doing something; And to know how to demand – with all one’s might – what one wants. Paulo Coelho

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Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. Phyllis Diller

I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war. George W. Bush

Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Russell Baker

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward. St. Francis Xavier

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often. Unknown Click to tweet

Inspirational Quotes About Children

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Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John F. Kennedy Click to tweet

I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! David Vitter

If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die. Moroccan Proverb

If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much. Marian Wright Edelman

If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. Mahatma Gandhi

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. Marva Collins

You know who’s going to build that better world? It’s the youth. Children will do things that are now considered impossible. Kacey McCallister

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Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. Anne Sullivan Click to tweet

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses. John Fischer

If you make children happy now, you make make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it.

The extra hours you put in today will keep a smile on the faces of your children a few years from now.

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. Pablo Casals

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver

Today our children are our reflection. Tomorrow they will be our shadows. Maralee McKee Click to tweet

More related quotes and topics: inspirational (for kids), strength

Part 3. Conclusion

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Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson (See also: This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life, inc.com)

Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. Ray Merritt Click to tweet

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become. Louis Pasteur

It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it. Frank Warren

The visions we offer our children shape the future. Carl Sagan

For these are all our children. We will all profit by, or pay for, whatever they become. James Baldwin

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. Lorna Byrne

Cherish your children… for they are the footprints you will leave behind. Taylor Evan Fulks Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

October 9, 2017

Last Update

July 14, 2021

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  1. THANK YOU! I am a retired teacher (44 years) and plan to use many of these to make an Adventure Calendar for children (and young at heart) for my fellowship in Port Angeles, WA.

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