Childhood Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old childhood quotes, childhood sayings, and childhood proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. Elizabeth Lawrence
Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good. Katherine Anne Porter
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. Tom Stoppard
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is. Edna St. Vincent Millay
The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. Ellen Glasgow
How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, when I found recollection presents them to view! Samuel Woodworth
Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. Malcolm De Chazal
There was a place in childhood that I remember well, and there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy tales did tell. Samuel Lover
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful. Kailash Satyarthi
Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in afterlife the images first presented to it. The first thing continues forever with the child. The first joy, the first sorrow, the first success, the first failure, the first achievement, the first misadventure paint the foreground of his life. Samuel Smiles
Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them! Max Muller
Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke. Julian Barnes
What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever. Mary Jo Putney
Childhood is the light of our life, we must keep it safe within our hearts. Marinela Reka
Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons. Jerry Smith
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Deepak Chopra
The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. John Milton
Childhood is a promise that is never kept. Ken Hill
Childhood is a short season. Helen Hayes
When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. Sam Ewing
Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one. Wendy Dale
A happy the worst possible preparation for life. Kinky Friedman
There is no land like the land of your childhood. Michael Powell
Childhood is like being drunk. Everyone remembers what you did, except you. unknown
How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood. Harold Ramis
There are things about your childhood you hold into, because they were so much part of you. The places you went, the people you knew. The Wonder Years
We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture. Andrew S. Garner
Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because today, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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
Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that. Ally Condie
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt
Even if people are still very young, they shouldn't be prevented from saying what they think. Anne Frank
I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container. Bill Bryson
Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind. C.S. Lewis
Whoever said that childhood is the happiest time of your life is a liar, or a fool. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Chili Davis
Children see magic because they look for it. Christopher Moore
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun, not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul. Dave Pelzer
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. Dr. Seuss
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings
Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days. Flannery O’Connor
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass
What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles, it was a miraculous world. G.K. Chesterton
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it. George Eliot
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. George R.R. Martin
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Graham Greene
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. Harry Edwards
Childhood is the most valuable thing that’s taken away from you in life, if you think about it. Heather O’Neill
The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness. Jane Smiley
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. John Betjeman
For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be. John Connolly
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. John J. Plomp
Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Kahlil Gibran
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson
To every child I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy. Malala Yousafzai
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead
A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. Marion C. Garretty
An idyllic childhood is probably illusion. Martha Grimes
Every time you miss your childhood, ride on a bicycle! Mehmet Murat ildan
All of us are products of our childhood. Michael Jackson
What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you're so wrecked it’s hard to believe you ever were a child? Mitch Albom
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde
Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood. Pablo Neruda
When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss
In my childhood I led the life of a sage, when I grew up I started climbing trees. Philip Roth
When I was a kid, I had two friends, and they were imaginary and they would only play with each other. Rita Rudner
Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein
A child seldom needs a good talking to as much as a good listening to. Robert Brault
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too. Robert Brault
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud
It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Tom Robbins
Children are one third of our population and all of our future. unknown
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. W.E.B. DuBois