Invaluable Treasures | 59 Famous Quotes about Children

Famous Quote about Children on image of little girl playing.

Children are the unavoidable inspiration that encourages all people, regardless of location, social standing or ethnicity, to leave the world a better place than we found it.

We hope the following famous quotes by prominent people about children will remind you of the invaluable treasure that children are.

Famous Quotes about Children

• Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson

• While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

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

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

• Today our children are our reflection. Tomorrow they will be our shadows. Maralee McKee

• What is a home without children? Quiet. Henny Youngman

• To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy. Malala Yousafzai

• The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

• The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. Don Bosco

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

• 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

• Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Mr. Rogers

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

• Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. L.R. Knost

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

• Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato

• It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Pablo Picasso

• It takes a village to raise a child. African proverb

• It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglas

• If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. Abigail Van Buren

• A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. Francois Rabelais

• A child is an uncut diamond. Austin O’Malley

• 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

• If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. Mahatma Gandhi

• If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.  Marian Wright Edelman

• If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

• If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die. Moroccan Proverb

• Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. Princess Diana

• History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela

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

• Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Rabindranath Tagore

• Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

Adults follow paths. Children explore.
Adults follow paths. Children explore. Neil Gaiman

• Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you. Richard Dawkins

• Children re-invent your world for you. Susan Sarandon

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

• Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert

• Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead

• Children make your life important. Erma Bombeck

• Children make you want to start life over. Muhammad Ali

• Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. W.E.B. Du Bois

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

Children re-invent your world for you. Susan Sarandon
Children re-invent your world for you. Susan Sarandon

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

• Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors. Khaled Hosseini

• Children are the keys of paradise.  Eric Hoffer

• Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. Rabindranath Tagore

• Children are our most valuable resource. Herbert Hoover

• 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

• Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. Fred Rogers

• Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep continuing needs, is good for him. Maya Angelou

• Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good. Pam Brown

• All little girls should be told they are pretty. Marilyn Monroe

• Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. Jess Lair

• Children are mirrors, they reflect back to us all we say and do. Pam Leo

• Adults follow paths. Children explore. Neil Gaiman

• The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. Pablo Casals

• The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde

• The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. Orlando Aloysius Battista

• A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy


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