77 of the Best Quotes for Kids

Written by
Shelly Dollosa

77 of the Best Quotes for Kids

Written by
Shelly Dollosa

When we read quotes, they often affirm something that we know already but can’t put in so many words.

Having quotes around us or sharing them with friends can help us to keep simple yet important principles in mind that we can often forget about in our busy lives.

Here we have collected a series of quotes about children. I hope that some of them strike a chord with you and give you a little bubble of inspiration as you go about your day.

The most valuable gift that you can give your children is not money; it is the ability to think positively. The money will soon be gone, but the ability to think positively will go on to help your children be a success throughout their lives. – Mary Kay

Children represent the future, encourage, support and guide them. – Catherine Pulsifer

And, most importantly, I know that we need to directly teach our children the most vital lessons, rather than assume that they'll be understood. – Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

In the best of all possible worlds, parents and guardians love their children, unconditionally. They accept their children with all their imperfections, flaws, quirks and challenges, because real love never has to be earned; it’s given freely by those who are able to love. – Marcia Sirota, Be Kind, Not Nice

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. – Ann Landers

Little moments, over and over, mold our children's foundation, a cache of learning that they will pass on to their children. – June Cotner, Mothers and Daughters

Maybe they won't grow up to be the next great artist, but after working on art projects, they will know how to work as a team and to have confidence and self-esteem. Even if we just change one child's life, we're changing the world. – Matt D'Arrigo

Children deserve to be loved and to know they are loved. They deserve to be cherished and to know they are valuable. – Dave Ramsey; Rachel Cruze, Smart Money Smart Kids

When teaching your kids about the concept of respect, teach them of their worth as a person. – Claire Stranberg

Children love freedom, they thrive on it. As a teacher, I know it is important to build others confidence in themselves. – Paul Keller, Peace

It is important to me that everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential, especially as children. – Kylie Dunn

It's important that we understand that our children have their own thoughts and opinions. – Nurit Levi, Change Your Child`s Negative Behavior

For kids who learn differently, making learning fun will engage them and make what they learn stick better. For example, when you read to your child, have fun. – Mira Halpert, Mark Halpert, The 3D Learner

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
Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think. – Anne Frank

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

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

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. – Robert Brault

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

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. – Hodding Carter

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

A child can teach an adult three things… To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. – Paulo Coelho

A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss

Children will listen to you after they feel listened to. – Jane Nelsen

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

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai

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

Children reinvent your world for you. – Susan Sarandon

I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! – David Vitter

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.  – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. – Marva Collins

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses. –  John Fischer

If you make children happy now, you make make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it.

The extra hours you put in today will keep a smile on the faces of your children a few years from now.

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

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

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

Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love.

Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask ‘Why?’ ceaselessly. –  John C. Maxwell

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

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. – Sitting Bull

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. – Anne Sullivan

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

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson

Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play. – Magda Gerber

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

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. – George Santayana

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

Children are made readers in the laps of their parents. – Emilie Buchwald

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an Awakener. – Paula Fox

Only children believe they are capable of everything. – Paulo Coelho

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

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. – Nadia Boulanger

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

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

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

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. – Peggy O’Mara

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

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

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

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. – Garrison Keillor

Kids deserve the right to think that they can change the world. – Lois Lowry

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. – Kailash Satyarthi

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. – P. T. Barnum

Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world. – Maria Montessori

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. – Bishop Desmond Tutu

Children see magic because they look for it. – Christopher Moore

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength. – Maria Montessori

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou

I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. – Walt Disney

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. – Dalai Lama