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
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!
Children or babies learn to mimic the vibration of the adults who surround them long before they learn to mimic their words.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.
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.
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.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
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.
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.
Stay a child while you can be a child.
Children are the keys of paradise.
Children, they're the same everywhere. Greedy little creatures but the best listeners in the world - any world. The very best of all.
Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.
Children are very wise intuitively; they know who loves them most, and who only pretends.
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.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
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.
Children make your life important.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
Children will often rise or fall according to the expectations of loved ones in their lives.
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.
Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
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.
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.
Children who are treated as if they are uneducable almost invariably become uneducable.
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Children make you want to start life over.
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.
In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.
It doesn't matter who my father was, it matters who I remember he was.
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.
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Your children will become what you are so be what you want them to be.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned.
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.
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.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
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.
Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
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.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye it is very beautiful.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
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.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.
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.
Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.
The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
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.
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