34 Children Quotes: Creating a World Full of Colors

No one looks at the world as bright and pretty as a child does. Never mind harsh realities, children think and dream the way that adults never will — resolute and full of hope. Their innocence may make them vulnerable but it’s also the very quality that makes them the strongest. Because, really, there’s no place to look for that glimmer of hope than in the eyes of a child.

You think there’s nothing you can do to bring colors into the world, but there is. It always starts with the children. Why them? If you want to see a rainbow, go ask someone who sees it despite the rain.

34 Children Quotes

Famous Quotes About Children

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

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

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


Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. – John F. Kennedy

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass


There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.

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


The soul is healed by being with children. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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


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

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. – Mahatma Gandhi


Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. – Robert A. Heinlein

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


Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. – Giacomo Leopardi

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll


Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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


Children are one-third of our population and all of our future. 

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley


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

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin


Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute “presents” for “presence”.

Children’s games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play. – Montaign


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

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


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

Do not educate children to be rich, educate them to be happy, so that when they grow up, they will know the value of things and not just the price.


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

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


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

Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times.


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

A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer. – Jacob Abbott

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