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Inspirational Quotes about Children

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To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

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Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter


 

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children
of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children,
as they are already stretched and pulled to such a
length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
- Sophocles

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment.
Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
- Paul Tsongas

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you,
or they may do it.
- Russell Baker

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.
- Robbie Coltrane

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

I've told my children that when I die,
to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated.
For me, death is a graduation.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better
than they listen to preaching.
- Roy L. Smith

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

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders
have integrity enough not to fear death.
- Erik H. Erikson

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
- Robert Orben

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan


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