51 Best Children Quotes

Today’s children are the adults of tomorrow. They are life’s greatest blessing, priceless treasures and wonderful gifts from God. But how we raise them determines their future.

When the baby laughs, when its mother nurtures the lil’ one, when the father cares for the baby in his arms, that’s when a family becomes what it is called to be.

Listed below are some of the Best Children Quotes to help you learn some of the life’s greatest lessons.

51 Best Children Quotes

A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason. To always be curious. To fight tirelessly for something. ~ Paulo Coelho (Tweet this)

Every child is a different kind of flower, and altogether make this world a beautiful garden. ~ Anonymous (Tweet this)

Children must be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think. ~ Margaret Mead (Tweet this)

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. ~ W.E.B. DuBois (Tweet this)

Without my children, my house would be clean and my wallet would be full but, my heart would be empty. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

While we teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about. ~ Angela Schwindt (Tweet this)

Children need models rather than critics. ~ Joseph Joubert (Tweet this)

A child has a special way, of adding joy to every day. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~ Haim Ginott (Tweet this)

Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded. ~ Jess Lair (Tweet this)

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~ James Baldwin (Tweet this)

Children close their ears to advice but open their eyes to example. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. ~ Lady Bird Johnson (Tweet this)

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~ Stacia Tauscher (Tweet this)

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles R. Swindoll (Tweet this)

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~ Frederick Douglass (Tweet this)

Every child you encounter is a divine appointment. ~ Wess Stafford (Tweet this)

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate. ~ Anonymous (Tweet this)

The greatest gift you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. ~ Denis Waitley (Tweet this)

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained. ~ Lyman Abbott (Tweet this)

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. ~ Henry Ward Beecher (Tweet this)

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way. ~ Barbara Bush (Tweet this)

The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation. ~ Ray L. Wilbur (Tweet this)

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~ John F. Kennedy (Tweet this)

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore (Tweet this)

Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes (Tweet this)

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! ~ David Vitter (Tweet this)

Children make you want to start life over. ~ Muhammad Ali (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors. ~ Khaled Hosseini (Tweet this)

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~ Emilie Buchwald (Tweet this)

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. ~ Oscar Wilde (Tweet this)

Having children is like living in a frat house–nobody sleeps, everything is broken, and there is a lot of throwing up. ~ Ray Romano (Tweet this)

The child’s laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown. ~ Angela Carter (Tweet this)

Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Tweet this)

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. ~ Michael Jackson (Tweet this)

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 Roussea (Tweet this)

A child is not a vase to be filled but a fire to be lit. ~ Rabelais (Tweet this)

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. ~ Giacomo Leopardi (Tweet this)

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore (Tweet this)

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~ Dr. Haim Ginott (Tweet this)

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~ Jesse Jackson (Tweet this)

Children are the keys of paradise. ~ Eric Hoffer (Tweet this)

The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky (Tweet this)

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. ~ Desmond Tutu (Tweet this)

Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life. ~ Maria Montessori (Tweet this)


Childhood is the happiest time of one’s life. Let’s treasure the memories and frame the moments with love. Along life’s journey, these souls entrusted to your care will become your greatest teachers. They are the rainbow of our life. It really takes a big heart to mold these little minds.

Not only parents speak about children, but people from all walks of life do. God himself speaks up for all the children as they are extremely special and his favorite. Hope these 51 Best Children Quotes have taught you enough enough life’s core values because children are the best teachers!


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As an editor for Wisdom Times I am passionate about reading, writing and poetry. I enjoy hosting radio shows as well. My stress busters include music and yoga!

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