Children are a source of inspiration and happiness. They remind us of the joy of living and the importance of staying positive. They also motivate us to be better people. In this blog post, we’ve gathered together 130 of the best children quotes. These quotes come from a variety of sources, including God, parents, and famous authors. So, whether you’re looking for a little inspiration or just want to reflect on the importance of children, this list is for you.

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

 “Children are happy because they don’t yet have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.” – Marianne Williamson

“Children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.” – Margaret Mead

 “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwandt

 “I am like a child who blows up a bubble of soap. At first the bubble is very small, but it is already spherical. Then the child blows the bubble up very softly until he is afraid that it will burst.” – Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

 “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” – Caitlin Houston

“Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

”If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too.”– Marian Wright Edelman

“Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.” – Zenobia Barlow

“There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.” – Joni Erickson Tada

“It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.” – J.M. Barrie

“Children are living beings—more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson

“How can she expect her children to dream as big as the stars if they can’t lift their heads to gaze upon them?” – Josh Meterman

“Every child needs a parent, grandparent or friend who will say let’s go it’s time for an adventure.” – Penny Whitehouse

“Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” – Isabel Allende

“Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence.” – Anthony Witham

“To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” – PT Barnum

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” – Paulo Coelho

“Children are unripe and imperfect.” – Aristotle

“Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.” – Garrison Keller

“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” – Thomas Berry

“Children, no matter how gifted, can’t see far into the future, you know. To them, a year is almost a lifetime.” – John Saul

“Children are illuminated textbooks.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

 “Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves.” – Stephen Moss

“We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.” – Bringhman Young

“We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall—to care.” – John Clea

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” – Kay Redfield Jamison

“Children are the only brave philosophers.” – Yevgeny Zamyatin

 “A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.” – Debasish Mirtha

 “Teach your children they’re unique. That way, they won’t feel pressured to be like everybody else.” – Cindy Cashman

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.”– Clementine Paddleford

“Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams.” – Barack Obama

“Children of any age flourish with options. Art should be mandatory at all ages.” – Donna Jo Massie

“A child’s appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.” – Christopher Lash

“The urge to draw must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it.”– David Hockney

 “Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve.” – Penny Whitehouse

 “You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.” – Barbara Bush

“A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained.” – Lyman Abbott

“Children make your life important.” – Erma Bombeck

“Children take a stand for everything that is possible because they are still in touch with that place inside where everything is possible.” – Vince Gowon

“Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.” – Haim Ganot

“Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult of times.” – Allen Klein

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

 “Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“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

 “A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.” – Jacob Abbott

 “Children need models rather than critics.” – Joseph Joubert

 “Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“If you want children to continue dreaming to the moon and beyond, then dream with them, both by sharing your fervent dreams, and by diving heart first into their own.” – Vince Gowon

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Wally Schirra

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

“Children are the true connoisseurs, what’s precious to them has no price, only value.” – Bel Kaufman

“Give children toys that are powered by their imagination, not by batteries.”– H. Jackson Brown

“The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.” – Michael Jackson

“The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” ― Tom Robbins

“Children see magic because they look for it.” ― Christopher Moore

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” ― Anna Quindlen

“To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?” ― Christopher Hitchens

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” ― Carl Sandburg

“Children aren’t colouring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favourite colours.” ― Khaled Hosseini

“To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” ― Oscar Wilde

“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” ― Astrid Lindgren

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” ― Oscar Wilde

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine Lengel

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

“Children really brighten up a household. They never turn the lights off.” ― Ralph Bus

“At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.” ― Ellen Key

“Children are like wet cement: whatever falls on them makes an impression.” ― Haim Ganot

“Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.” ― Ray Merritt

 “A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained.” ― Lyman Abbott

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shovelling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.” – Phyllis Diller 

“Parents of new born babies are basically hostages in their own house with a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome.”  – Nate Smith  

 “The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.” — Maria Montessori

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

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

“The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.” — Henry Morton Stanley

 “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” — Albert Einstein

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela

“Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.” — Erik Erikson

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” – Oscar Wilde

“Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence.” – Anthony Witham

“Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love.” – Zig Ziglar

“The most effective form of birth control I know is spending the day with my kids.” – Jill Beasley

“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.” – Aristotle

“Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.” – David Frost

“There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone.” – Mark Lawrence

“Teach your children they’re unique. That way, they won’t feel pressured to be like everybody else.” – Cindy Cashman

“Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think.” – Anne Frank

“Children make you want to start life over.” – Muhammad Ali

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

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

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

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

“Children will listen to you after they feel listened to.” – Jane Nelsen

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – John F. Kennedy

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