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