Children quotes and sayings

There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Proverb

Children are the bridge to heaven.
Persian Proverb

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
Ellen Key

Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

More quotes

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Dr. Haim Ginott

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

Anybody who hates children and dogs can’t be all bad.
W. C. Fields

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

It takes a village to raise a child.
African proverb

A child deserves the maximum respect; if you ever have something disgraceful in mind, don’t ignore your son’s tender years.
Juvenal

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
Randall Jarrell

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold Hulbert

Having no children had been a kind of choice up to the moment when, from a choice, it became a sadness.
Bernardo Bertolucci

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.
Anonymous

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. They must, they have no other models.
James Baldwin

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
Kingsley Amis

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round.
David Lodge

Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

Boys do not grow up gradually. They move forward in spurts like the hands of clocks in railway stations.
Cyril Connolly

In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.
Robert Benchley

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Annie Sullivan

Two things should be cut: the second act and the child’s throat.
Noel Coward

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso

Only those in the last stage of disease could believe that children are true judges of character.
W. H. Auden

Like fruit, children are sweetest just before they turn bad.
Dena Groquet

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
Walt Streightiff

A child’s a plaything for an hour.
Mary Lamb

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

What is a home without children? Quiet.
Henny Youngman

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Fran Lebowitz

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often.
Anonymous

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.
Franklin P. Jones

You can do anything with children if you only play with them.
Bismarck

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Chinese proverb

Woe to the land that’s govern’d by a child!
William Shakespeare

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
John W. Whitehead

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant — and let the air out of the tires.
Dorothy Parker

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
Anonymous

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
Marilyn French

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank

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

The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.
Jean Paul Richter

Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.
Herbert Ward

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Michael Levine

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Bill Vaughan

A Daughter is a Little Girl who grows up to be a Friend
Anonymous

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

The old notion that children are the private property of parents dies very slowly. In reality, no parent raises a child alone. How many of us nice middle-class folk could make it without our mortgage reduction?
Marian Wright Edelman