Kids Sayings and Quotes

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

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy. Liam Neeson
Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep. Chris Rock
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. Fred Astaire
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. William Stafford
When kids hit one 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
Kids are capable of handling a lot more than you think if you are willing to commit some time. DAVID HARTMAN
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. ED ASNER
Kids will reach whatever expectation you set for them. JAMES SULLIVAN
Kids flourish if we get them to school every day. CONNIE SMITH
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much. Bill Cosby
Of course if you like your kids, if you love them from the moment they begin, you yourself begin all over again, in them, with them, and so there is something more to the world again. William Saroyan
No kid is unsmart. Every kid's a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it. Robin Sharma
Kids can gain courage when they're around us. They become more secure if they know they're important enough for us to invest time with them. Timothy Smith
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love. Zig Ziglar
All kids are gifted. Some just open their packages earlier than others. Michael Carr
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them Earvin Magic Johnson
Kids spell love T-I-M-E. John Crudele
You don't always know what your kids will do, but your kids should always know what you will do. Joyce Sanders
When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. Robert Brault
Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit. Robert Brault
My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time. Karen Brown
If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says keep away from children. Susan Savannah
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt
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
Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. Marcelene Cox
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. Harold S. Hulbert
Children are a poor man's wealth. Danish proverb
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talbert
Let's face it, there's lots of spoiled kids out there . . . because you can't spank Grandma. Janet Anderson
What is a home without children? Quiet. Henny Youngman
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. Harold Hulbert
Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. Red Skelton
Children are our most valuable resource. Herbert Hoover
I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! David Vitter
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John W. Whitehead
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. W. E. B. Du Bois
Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp... but give them a squeeze and you get it all back. Ann Van Tassells
Your children teach you so much. It's a real mirror of yourself. Kate Hudson
Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. John F. Kennedy
Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded. Jess Lair serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity. Carol Bellamy
Children are a wonderful gift . . . They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. Desmond Tutu
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside each of them is our hope for the future. Janusz Korczak
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. Fran Lebowitz
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say. Wayne Dyer
Children run wildly, breathlessly... facing the wind...absorbing its speed. unknown
One of the greatest gifts parents can bestow on their children is a happy childhood. Marion Forgatch
Cooperative children pay attention; they follow rules, and work and paly well with others. With siblings and peers, they share, stake turns, and are good sports whether they win or lose. Marion Forgatch
Cooperative children enjoy pleasing others without being so-called people pleasers. Following direction seems to come naturally to them most of the time. Marion Forgatch
As parents, we shape our children's behavior from the day they are born. Their behaviors--desirable and undesirable alike--become established as we reinforce them through our own actions, reactions, and inactions. Marion Forgatch
Being a character coach means giving your children opportunities for moral action in family life, such as doing chores; playing with, reading to, or caring for a younger brother or sister; helping without being asked; making amends after doing something wrong; and taking part in problem-solving sit-downs where everyone has a voice and responsibility to help to create a happier, more peaceful family. Thomas Lickona
Parenting remains the hardest job on the planet. It taxes our energies and tests our character. We often see our own faults-pride, impatience, a strong will, a short temper-reflected or magnified in our children. 'God gives us children to teach us humility.' Thomas Lickona
Our children create their character by choices they make everyday. Thomas Lickona
Parenting for kindness and respect will be harder with some children than with others, but we can help every child make progress on the road to good character. Thomas Lickona
Having a daughter as a friend is about as sweet as it can get. Lori Wick
Share with your daughter about a time when you thought she made a special impact on your family. Mary J. Murray
As the father of a daughter, I wish I'd read this very funny book sooner, if only to know that it's okay for a grown man to wear a tutu. Dave Barry
My mother was deeply devoted to raising me. To have a happy kid, she figured she needed to be a happy mother, and to be a happy mother, she need to be a happy person. To do that, she had to preserve her authentic self. Lauren Sandler
If hope and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. Maria Montessori
Children find everything in nothing, men find nothing in everything. Giacomo Leopardi
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. Walt Streightiff
The real magic wand is the child's own mind. Jose Ortega y Casset
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it. George Eliot
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
You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, paly and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. Jean Jacques Rousseau
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John Whitehead
Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali
You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself return. Arthur Miller
The energy which makes a child hard to manage is the energy which afterwards makes him a manager of life. Gandhi
Delight and liberty, the simple creed of childhood. William Wordsworth
Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. Pamila Pandit Barooah
A baby in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a message of peace and love, a nestling place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men. Martin Farquhar Tupper
If children are brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Arthur Schopenhauer
Happy is the little child, whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it. Augustus and Julius Hare
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. English Proverb
Children are not a burden. The elephant does not find its trunk heavy; nor does mother her baby. African Proverb
Childhood is the world of miracle and wonders as if a creation of rose, balked in light, out of darkness, utterly new and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. When the world seems familiar, when one had got used to existence, one has become an adult. Eugene Ionesco
The bard in the narrow of childhood's suffering is this - it's intense loneliness, it's intense ignorance. Olive Schreiner
A little world of childhood with his familiar surroundings is a model of the greater world. The more intensively the family has shaped its character upon the child, the more it will tend to feel and see its earlier miniature world again in the bigger world of adult life. CG Jung
The child's grief throbs against its little heart as heavily as the man's sorrow, and the one finds as much delight in his kite or drum, as the other in striking the springs of enterprise, or soaring on the wings of fame. EH Chopin
The child is surrounded by so much authority, so much school, so much dignity, so much law, that it would have to break down under the weight of all these restraints if it were not saved from such fate by meeting with a friend. Dr. Wilhelm
Happiness can improve every child's looks. Happiness can make children eager and interested. Happiness and goof health can go hand in hand. Happiness improves children's relationships with friends and family. John Donne
Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort. Naomi Campbell
Regard you soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons. Naomi Campbell