Famous Quotes About Children


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

 “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”


Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady
You have to love your children unselfishly.”

English proverb
The soul is healed by being with children.”
Mohandas Gandhi,
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.”

Emma Goldman, author“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”

Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

Nelson Mandela,
We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

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

Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and autho
r“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.
Dr. Seuss, author
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

John W. Whitehead, founder, Rutherford Institute
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”

Frederick Douglass
 It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
Mark Twain 

26 thoughts on “Famous Quotes About Children

  1. Haha… here and there these quotes make me laugh… I know that poems have these magic things that all people could cherish with a little time and thought… Thanks for sharing, really appreciate it… 🙂


  2. My favorite quote – or rather, the one that jumped out at me is “Your children will become who you are, so be who you want them to be”. My husband had a bit of a meltdown about losing the remote in the living room. It’s his pet peeve. I know this. But, this morning, over coffee, and after he had some time to decompress, I explained that the “episode” only teaches our children that the best way to deal with something is by responding to it with a meltdown. While it may not manifest tomorrow – think about the relationship and responses they will have as adults, and as parents. The a-ha moment on his face? PRICELESS!


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  4. Very beautiful post!! As a wife, mother, teacher, kid’s church pastor, drama team director…I could not be me…without kids around me all the time!! My son is my gift from God…and he makes me smile & laugh & feel joy!!! Thank you, Jesus!!


      1. Ditto!!

        Wish you could come talk to the parents of the kids we teach…heart to heart…they’ll listen to someone with 9 kids!!! Ha! Who wouldn’t???? God bless you!!


      2. I had never held a baby before my first born, never really considered marriage till my husband blew through my life..he describes my effect on him im more glowing terms 🙂 but my kids literally SAVED ME from myself


  5. Well, God certainly worked that out nicely!! And your kids sound all the better for your large family! My 23 year old son’s pretty well-balanced for an only child…we’re surrounded by so many family members, friends, and church community…I say you can never have too many people who love you!! Amen!


      1. Interesting…My son & I have similar interests…so it’s a breeze…though he & my husband have things they enjoy together, too…plus we were married 14 years and I was 41 when I had my son, so he was a beautiful long-awaited addition…and I got to take 2 years off from teaching! Yipee!!


      2. Probably because your expectations of what you could get done with kids, as opposed to without kids, were more realistic by the third one!! Ha!

        I always said while teaching, my expectations for myself lowered each year I taught…Ha! No the food pantry did NOT have to have every spice jar lined up perfectly anymore!! Know your limits, I say!!

        My best advice for new mothers…Realize you’re doing a great job, if all you get done is…taking care of the kids…everything else is icing on the cake!!!


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