Quotes about Children

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

- Angela Schwindt

"What is a home without children? Quiet."

- Henny Youngman

"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."

Mignon McLaughlin

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

- Stacia Tauscher

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have for instance."

- Franklin P. Jones

"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression."

- Dr. Haim Ginott

"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future."

John F. Kennedy

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." 

— Charles R. Swindoll, Evangelical Christian pastor

"You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way." 

— Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of the United States 

"Children need models rather than critics."  

— Joseph Joubert, French moralist

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." 
  — James Baldwin, novelist and social critic 

"A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained." 
 
— Lyman Abbott, American Congregationalist minister 

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven." 
 
— Henry Ward Beecher, reverend and social activist

"The soul is healed by being with children." 
  — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist and philosopher 

"Children make your life important." 
  — Erma Bombeck, American humorist 

"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation." 
 
— Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University 

"Children see magic because they look for it." 
 
― Christopher Moore, writer 

"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." 
  ― Carl Sandburg, American poet 

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man." 
 
— Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali polymath 

If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!" 
 
— Dwight L. Moody, evangelist

"The best way to make children good is to make them happy." 
 
— Oscar Wilde, author and poet 

"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children." 
  — Diana, Princess of Wales

"Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children." 
 
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, author and poet 

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." 
  — Robert Fulghum, author

"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, theoretical physicist