• 31 children quotes
  •  1. You really shouldn't say "I love you" unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.

    Jessica (age 8)

    2. A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

    Doug Larson

    3. Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.

    Fred Rogers

    4. Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded.

    Jess Lair

    5. Kids are always the only future the human race has.

    William Saroyan

    6. Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

    C. Everett Koop, MD

    7. Cherishing children is the mark of a civilised society.

    Joan Ganz Cooney

    8. The greatest natural resource that any country can have is its children.

    Danny Kaye

    9. When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to a fish: something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.

    P. L. Travers

    10. Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.

    Greg (age 8)

    11. 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

    12. If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

    Carl G. Jung (The Development of Personality)

    13. When  someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.

    Billy (age 4)

    14. Dancing feet, waving hands, a swirl, a twirl

    and a plea for one more cuddle, one more kiss.

    Valerie Williams  (A Child’s Gift)

    15. Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.

    Charles Osgood  (CBS Morning News)

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    16. Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.

    Thomas Bray

    17. On little feet you wobble forward

    Searching hands reach out to grab hold

    Innocent eyes look so surprised

    Sweet smiles burst forth

    Your joyful laughter plays at my heart.

    Stephen Pray (Baby Steps)

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

    Stacia Tauscher

    19. If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.

    Haim Ginott

    20. If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.

    Dorothy Law Nolte

    21. The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.

    Jack Handey (Deep Thoughts)

    22. Love  is what makes you smile when you're tired.

    Terri (age  4)

    23. The greatest aid to adult education is children.

    Charlie T. Jones & Bob Phillips (Wit and Wisdom)

    24. There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    25. Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.

    Bobby (age 7)

    26. I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

    Harry S Truman

    27. There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than inquisitive child.

    Frank A. Clark

    28. Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work.

    Dick (age 7)

    29. When everything is astonishing, nothing is astonishing; this is how the world is to children

    Antoine Rivaroli

    30. When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

    James M. Barrie

    31. Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

    Elizabeth Stone

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