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 are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Jones
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. – Peter Pan
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know and YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Seuss
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
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments: Tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become. – Louis Pasteur
Without my children, my house would be clean and my wallet would be full but my heart would be EMPTY!
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. – John F. Kennedy
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation. – Ray L. Wilbur
Children see magic because they look for it. – Christopher Moore
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin
Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child – Listen to the DON’TS – Listen to the SHOULDN’TS the IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S – Listen to the NEVER HAVES – Then listen close to me – ANYTHING can happen, child, ANYTHING can be. – Shel Silverstein
A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl
The best way to make children good is to make them happy. – Oscar Wilde
Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. – Mignon McLaughlin
Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. – Princess Diana
Children are our most valuable resource. – Herbert Hoover
Children make your life important. – Erma Bombeck
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. – Harry S. Truman
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley
Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear. – Nelson Mandela
Children need models rather than critics. – Joseph Joubert
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained. – Lyman Abbot
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. – Mahatma Gandhi
Now we know why some animals eat their own children.
If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God! – Dwight L. Moody
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way. – Barbara Bush
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. – Nelson Mandela
It’s the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. – Mother Teresa
Children need love, especially when they least deserve it. – Harold Hulbert
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. – Angela Schwindt
I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! – David Vitter
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum,
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher
Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. – Jess Lair
Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong. – Marianne Williamson
A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. – Rabindranath Tagore
Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression. – Haim Ginott
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. – Neil Postman
Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
No one’s perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers. – Wolfgang Riebe
Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. – Ray Merritt
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. – Carl Sandburg
The love of children inspires an interest in the welfare of all humanity. – James Lendall Basford
The soul is healed by being with children. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. – Fred Rogers
You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing! What! – Is it nothing to be happy? – Nothing to skip – play and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. – Jean Jacques Rousseau
Little children at play is one of the most beautiful sights in nature and a sight which for the moment almost leads us to mistrust our theories of human misery. Little children are happy because they have no carking cares nor troublesome responsibilities, no painful memories and no anxious anticipations. – Frederick Canon Oakeley
A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often.
In a dark moment I ask, ‘How can anyone bring a child into this world?’ And the answer rings clear, ‘Because there is no other world, and because the child has no other way into it.’ – Robert Brault