The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
The soul is healed by being with children.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
John Gray, Children Are From Heaven
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
John W. Whitehead
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Jean Paul Richter
Self-esteem is the real magic wand that can form a child’s future. A child’s self-esteem affects every area of her existence, from friends she chooses, to how well she does academically in school, to what kind of job she gets, to even the person she chooses to marry.
Stephanie Martson, The Magic of Encouragement
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that.
inspirational quotes about children
We teach children to save their money. As an attempt to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value. But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues of self-expression or self-expenditure. To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him to save.
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Life doesn't count for much unless you're willing to do your small part to leave our children – all of our children – a better world. Even if it's difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don't get very far in our lifetime.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Kids can gain courage when they're around us. They become more secure if they know they're important enough for us to invest time with them.
Timothy Smith, Connecting with Your Kids
A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
Native American Proverb
Focus on who the child is instead of what the child does.
Amy E. Dean, Peace of Mind
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
Fred G. Gosman, How to Be a Happy Parent . . .In Spite of Your Children
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.
Susan B. Anthony
Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
Ray Merritt, Full of Grace
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw
Sometimes doing more for our children may mean doing less.
Timothy Smith, Connecting with Your Kids
No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it.
You can choose to focus on the difficulty or on the joy, but when you concentrate on the special delights, the little heart-melting moments of raising a child, you realize what a magnificent path you have chosen.
Judy Ford, Wonderful Ways to Love a Child