144+ Inspiring Children Quotes and Sayings

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These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny children quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on MindBootstrap.

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Children Quotes and Sayings Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. ~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. ~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Children Quotes and Sayings My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. ~Gena Lee Nolin

My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. ~Gena Lee Nolin

Children Quotes and Sayings It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass

Children Quotes and Sayings Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

Children Quotes and Sayings Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Children Quotes and Sayings All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

Children Quotes and Sayings Children will listen to you after they feel listened to. ~Jane Nelsen

Children will listen to you after they feel listened to. ~Jane Nelsen

Children Quotes and Sayings Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. ~Vladimir Lenin

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. ~Vladimir Lenin

Children Quotes and Sayings Having children has been one of the biggest things that has happened to me in my life. ~Tracy Lawrence

Having children has been one of the biggest things that has happened to me in my life. ~Tracy Lawrence

Children Quotes and Sayings Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. ~Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. ~Oscar Wilde

 

Funny children quotes

 

Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. ~Ray Romano

 

Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.

 

Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward. ~St. Francis Xavier

 

Never have more children than you have car windows. ~Erma Bombeck

 

There are three things that a child can teach an adult: To be happy for no reason; to be always busy doing something; And to know how to demand – with all one’s might – what one wants. ~Paulo Coelho

 

If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else. ~Ann Landers

 

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. ~Nora Ephron

 

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I love all my children equally. Except the one that sleeps. I love that one more.

 

Having one child makes you a parent. Having two kids makes you a referee. ~David Frost

 

Adults are just outdated children. ~Dr. Seuss

 

Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don’t know one child with a full time job and children. ~Bill Hicks

 

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. ~Phyllis Diller

 

Folks, I don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us. ~Stephen Colbert

 

Currently helping my son search for his chocolate hat I ate last night.

 

I like children – fried. ~W. C. Fields

 

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Cute child quotes

 

The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.

 

Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.

 

I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be a fairy. ~Greta, age 4

 

In the eyes of a child you will see the world as it should be.

 

Mommy. I’m not joking, I’m not kidding, and I’m not playing. I need chocolate. ~Sophia, age 3

 

If you listen very quietly. It sounds like the rain is playing music in the grass and the trees. ~Gideon, age 6

 

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason. To always be curious. To fight tirelessly for something. ~Paulo Coelho

 

Happy children quotes

 

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. ~P. T. Barnum

 

Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be. ~Carolyn Haywood

 

Children see magic because they look for it. ~Christopher Moore

 

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood. ~Charlotte Kasl

 

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Coming through the fire and through the storm of life with a strong man, my fiance Ashanti, whom I’ve been dating for eight months and two wonderful children beside me, I’m just so happy that I have been able to maintain my integrity and get to where I am today with the right energy around me. ~Angie Stone

 

A child who sings is a happy child. ~Elder Enrique Falabella

 

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. ~Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Children never seek happiness: they are happy. ~Jaggi Vasudev

 

I don’t have the luxury of sitting around any more. I must have had bags of spare time before I had children, but I don’t know what I did with it and I didn’t appreciate it. But it’s such a terrific trade-off. I don’t have time to get a pedicure, but I sure am happy. Who cares if your feet look bad? ~Julia Roberts

 

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. ~Ogden Nash

 

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? ~Samuel Johnson

 

I hope children will be happy with the books I’ve written, and go on to be readers all of their lives. ~Beverly Cleary

 

I am able to talk about my life in a way that helps other women – and men, but mostly women – understand their own life. I feel real proud of that. And then the fact that my children are okay. You know, you’re only as happy as your least happy child. So if your kids aren’t okay, you’re not good. ~Jane Fonda

 

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.

 

If someone has children, the first thing they want is for them to be happy, and then become someone in life and all that. But the educational system, I mean always, not just now, creates competitive, successful people, and does not educate them to be happy. The problem is that success gives money, not happiness. The eternal problem. ~Jorge Bucay

 

Children don’t need “meaning” to get up in the morning. Life is the meaning. ~Naval Ravikant

 

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I love my children quotes

 

I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them. ~Medgar Evers

 

To my children…If I had to choose between loving you and breathing…I would use my last breath to tell you…I love you.

 

They are the beat of my heart, the pulse in my veins and the energy of my soul. They are my kids.

 

I’ve never loved anybody the way I love my children. ~Katey Sagal

 

One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day. ~Susan Orlean

 

I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy. ~Chistopher Meloni

 

I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them. ~Medgar Evers

 

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Quotes about children and love

 

Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you, I’m proud of you, I’m sorry, I forgive you, I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed. ~Sherrie Campbell, PhD

 

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh

 

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. ~Nadia Boulanger

 

The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment. ~James E. Faust

 

Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them. ~Scott Weiland

 

Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love. ~Zig Ziglar

 

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. ~Victor Hugo

 

Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. ~Bill Ayers

 

My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one. ~Groucho Marx

 

Children need love especially when they don’t deserve it. ~Harold Hulbert

 

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom. ~Erik Erikson

 

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. ~Henry Ward Beecher

 

I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. ~Anne Lamott

 

All I know is that once you have children, you put them before anything you’re feeling or going through. Today, my daughter walked into the room and I said, ‘I love you, baby,’ and she said, ‘Well, I don’t like you,’ and I said to my wife, ‘The meaner she is to me, the more I love her.’ ~Jeremy Sisto

 

Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see. ~Michael Jackson

 

I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh, God, what’s this?’ I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait. ~Whitney Houston

 

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Quotes about children growing up

 

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

 

We want to gently remind people that we don’t have forever. In my work, I hear parents complain all the time that their children grow up so fast. But they don’t take the time to sit down and talk to each other. The last bastion of getting together is around the table. ~Leo Buscaglia

 

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going. ~P. J. O’Rourke

 

All children, except two, grow up: Peter Pan and Donald Trump Jr. ~Alexandra Petri

 

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder. ~Stephen King

 

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller

 

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. ~Carl Jung

 

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. ~Russell Baker

 

I want to see my niece and nephew grow up, to see their children… I get crazy at the idea that a time will come when I won’t see Daniel and Allegra anymore. ~Gianni Versace

 

The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would learn not from the grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children. ~Mahatma Gandhi

 

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable. ~Madeleine L’Engle

 

Everybody in the world was once a child. We grow up. Our personalities change. But in every one of us, something remains of our childhood. ~Walt Disney

 

There is nothing better than work. Work is also play; children know that. Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It’s duty. ~Mary Oliver

 

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. ~Russell Baker

 

Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up. ~Maya Angelou

 

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. ~Alice Miller

 

Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. Their future children deserve the opportunity to grow up in financially and emotionally stable homes. Our communities benefit from healthy, productive, well-prepared young people. ~Jane Fonda

 

My parents did their best – that earns a lot of forgiveness. But they say children grow up in spite of their parents, and I think I did. ~Larry Drake

 

That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. ~Walt Disney

 

The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today. ~Margaret Mead

 

It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it. ~Frank Warren

 

When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children. ~David Beckham

 

Quotes about children and life

 

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. ~Sophocles

 

Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask ‘Why?’ ceaselessly. ~John C. Maxwell

 

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. ~Sitting Bull

 

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. ~Marian Wright Edelman

 

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. ~Billy Graham

 

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ~Barbara Bush

 

It’s not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life. ~Jada Pinkett Smith

 

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~Helen Keller

 

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. ~Sitting Bull

 

To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. ~Nancy Reagan

 

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. ~Peter Ustinov

 

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. ~Sara Teasdale

 

When faced with a challenge, happy families, like happy people, just add a new chapter to their life story that shows them overcoming the hardship. This skill is particularly important for children, whose identity tends to get locked in during adolescence. ~Bruce Feiler

 

Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. ~Katherine Jenkins

 

Having children has been one of the biggest things that has happened to me in my life. ~Tracy Lawrence

 

Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask. ~Kate Middleton

 

It’s not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life. ~Jada Pinkett Smith

 

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Be like a child quotes

 

Be like a child – clear, loving, spontaneous, infinitely flexible and ready each moment to wonder and accept a miracle. ~Mother Meera

 

Be like a child. Their curiosity outweighs the hurt of failure. ~Vijaya Gowrisankar

 

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. ~Deepak Chopra

 

I’m like a child trying to do everything, say everything and be everything all at once. ~John Hartford

 

Once in a while you have to behave like a child to enjoy life. ~Venkat Desireddy

 

If you open your heart and become like a child, you will always be blissful, always content. ~Dharma Mittra

 

When you think like a child your imagination is free and anything is possible. ~Criss Angel

 

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. ~Vladimir Nabokov

 

Street children quotes

 

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. ~J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

The presence of even a single poor child on the street means a milion defeats for mankind. ~Mehmet Murat Jldan

 

The streets of India are not safe for children, and every year, thousands are forced to live on the streets, avoiding being kidnapped or worse. ~Saroo Brierley

 

The street children stared at the tricolour high above them, longing to be free from poverty. ~Salwa Asad

 

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. ~William Wilberforce

 

Normally street children are shown in terms of the tragedy of their lives – which is true – but there’s also another dimension: their wisdom, dignity and enormous capacity for survival. ~Henning Mankell

 

Advice to children crossing the street: damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain’t never killed nobody. ~Moms Mabley

 

Quotes about children and education

 

Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so they know the value of things, not the price.

 

Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty. ~Colin Powell

 

Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world. ~Morris Dees

 

Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country. ~Nelson Mandela

 

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. ~Alice Miller

 

Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right. ~Ban Ki-moon

 

Education makes children less dependent upon others and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities. ~Solomon Ortiz

 

Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. ~George Carlin

 

You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin

 

If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate – first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all. ~Kirsten Gillibrand

 

The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them. ~Leo Buscaglia

 

We need sex education in schools, but we need it at home first. We need parents to learn the names of the teachers who are teaching their children. We need families to question day-care centers, to question other children and their own as to what goes on. ~Rod McKuen

 

Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read. ~Mitch Hedberg

 

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. ~Alexandre Dumas

 

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