The best Quotes and Sayings about Children & Childhood

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

Neil Postman
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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

MarriagePeter De Vries
 
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So many people try to grow up too fast, and it's not fun. You should stay a kid as long as possible!

AgeVanessa Hudgens
 
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Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them.

Max Muller
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For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.

ChristmasCharles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
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Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination.

ImaginationBenjamin Spock
 
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The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.

Jim Henson
 
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I've learned that you are never too small to make a difference.

Small Things, MotivationGreta Thunberg (Climate activist)
 
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Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.

UpbringingAnna Quindlen
 
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If true and unconditional love exists in this world, then it has to be the love between a mother and a child.

Love, MotherUrvashi Rautela
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It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Birthday, AgeBerkeley Breathed
 
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There's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.

ParentsMark Wahlberg
 
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Children have got to be free to lead their own lives.

UpbringingThe Little Mermaid, by Sebastian
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You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.

Birthday, Craziness & WeirdnessDave Barry
 
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A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.

AgePablo Neruda
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Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

Marcelene Cox
 
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There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

ChristmasErma Bombeck
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We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.

UpbringingRoy L. Smith
 
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I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.

Birthday, AgeBob Newhart
 
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For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.

AgeWilliam Gibson
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The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.

Birthday, AgeMencius
 
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The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.

ParentsJames E. Faust
 
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Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy!

UpbringingRobert A. Heinlein
 
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The soul is healed by being with children.

Soul, AgeFyodor Dostoevsky
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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

UpbringingFrederick Douglass
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The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Genius, MotivationAldous Huxley
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Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

MemoriesCharles R. Swindoll
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There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Fathers, Parents, MotherHenry Ward Beecher
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I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'

FathersPaul Walker
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Do you remember in kindergarten how you'd meet a kid and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later you're playing like you're best friends, because you didn't have to be anything but yourself? Singing with you felt like that.

FriendshipHigh School Musical, by Gabriella Montez
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An adult scientist is a kid who never grew up.

ScienceNeil DeGrasse Tyson
 
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A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.

Jerry Seinfeld
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.

Birthday, AgeAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince
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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Family, ParentsKhalil Gibran
 
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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

ParentsOscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray
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A baby was like a revolution, Grigori thought: you could start one, but you could not control how it would turn out.

Ken Follett in Fall of Giants
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

ParentsRoald Dahl in Matilda
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If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.

Books, ReadingRoald Dahl
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I'd give all the wealth that years have piled,
the slow result of life's decay,
To be once more a little child
for one bright summer day.

Lewis Carroll
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A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms, when his hands are empty.

FathersUnknown
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Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.

Parents, BirthJohnny Depp
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Disneyland isn't designed just for children. When does a person stop being a child? Can you say that a child is ever entirely eliminated from an adult?

AgeWalt Disney
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...when I was a kid and rode in cars I used to imagine I held a big scythe in my hand and cut down all the trees and posts and even sliced every hill that zoomed past the window.

ImaginationJack Kerouac in On the Road
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Where'd the days go, when all we did was play?
And the stress that we were under wasn't stress at all
Just a run and a jump into a harmless fall

Paolo Nutini
 
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.

ListeningAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Gefangene von Askaban
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He was waving. "Saukerl," she laughed, and as she held up her hand, she knew completely that he was simultaneously calling her a 'Saumensch'. I think that's as close to love as eleven-year-olds can get.

LoveMarkus Zusak in The Book Thief
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Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

ImaginationMaurice Sendak
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You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.

Books, WritingMaurice Sendak
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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.

FairytalesAlbert Einstein
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We stopped checking for monsters under our bed, when we realized they were inside us.

Unknown
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