Children Sayings and Quotes

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

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren
I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! David Vitter
Children or babies learn to mimic the vibration of the adults who surround them long before they learn to mimic their words. Abraham Hicks
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. Norman Douglas
A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer. Jacob Abbott
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors. Khaled Hosseini
Our children are the only possessions we can take to heaven. Croft M. Pentz
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. Richard L. Evans
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John W. Whitehead
Children are the anchors of a mother's life. Sophocles
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. Michael Jackson
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. Anne Sullivan
Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. Dr. Haim Ginott
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. W. E. B. Du Bois
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next. Franklin P. Jones
Your children are spiritual beings who come through you, not for you. Wayne Dyer
Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings; and if the analysis is partially effected in thought, they know not how to express the result of the process in words. Charlotte Bronte
Stay a child while you can be a child. Stephen Sondheim
Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer
Children, they're the same everywhere. Greedy little creatures but the best listeners in the world - any world. The very best of all. Cornelia Funke
Every child you encounter is a divine appointment. Wess Stafford
Children are very wise intuitively; they know who loves them most, and who only pretends. V.C. Andrews
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James A. Baldwin
Children have such an innocent view of their world and surroundings; every thought is a garden full of wonder. C.J. Heck
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. Harold Hulbert
All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think. Ken Robinson
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. Ernest Dimnet
Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes. T. D. Jakes
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. Erik Erikson
Children make your life important. Erma Bombeck
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. Ogden Nash
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. George Eliot
Children will often rise or fall according to the expectations of loved ones in their lives. Leta B.
Children naturally believe without question and absorb knowledge at an incredible rate; since there is no other frame of reference; they believe their parental reality, true or false. David W. Earle
Children are our most valuable resource. Herbert Hoover
Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. Ray Merritt
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults. Richard Armour
Children with disabilities are stronger than we know, they fight the battles that most will never know. Misti Renea Neely
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada
Children who are treated as if they are uneducable almost invariably become uneducable. Kenneth Clark
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. Sigmund Freud
Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali
Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them. Lady Bird Johnson
The deeds of the children are a testament to the upbringing they received from their parents. Christopher Paolini
In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves. Ann Landers
It doesn't matter who my father was, it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. Aristotle
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. Bruce Barton
Your children will become what you are so be what you want them to be. David Bly
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. Denis Waitley
Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned. Dorothy Nolte
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 should be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt
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
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass
Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul. Friedrich Frobel
Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. George Carlin
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. Haim Ginott
All things in this world must be seen with the morning dew of them, must be seen with youthful, early open, hopeful eyes. Henry David Thoreau
Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. John F. Kennedy
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men. John Locke
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. Joyce Maynard
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye it is very beautiful. Kailash Satyarthi
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. Maria Montessori
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. Marian Wright Edelman
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called All the Things That Could Go Wrong. Marianne Williamson
The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. Rachel Carson
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. Robert A. Heinlein
Don't worry that children never listen to you worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum
Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom. Rudolf Steiner
The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways. Russell Barkley
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh
Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children. Walt Disney
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love. Zig Ziglar
It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say. Wayne Dyer
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. Marian Wright Edelman