People from every walk of life have something to say about children. These famous quotes about children show just how broad the spectrum is when it comes to people speaking up for children.
No matter what others are saying, remember that God views children as especially important in His kingdom, and He has many of His own famous quotes about children.
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
What might it have sounded like if Dr. Seuss had written a story about children in poverty?
Now, the Fat-Tummy Fweeps had full tummies of food,
And the Flat-Tummy Fweeps had eyes that were glued
To the chowderly chow that could brighten their mood,
Which they had none of, and so were subdued.
Their tummies, you see, made noises at night...
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"Adults are just outdated children."
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
Beguen Theus, a Compassion alumni, was elected to the Haitian parliament in 2011.
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."
"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded."
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
"Children need models rather than critics."
"Every child you encounter is a divine appointment."
The power of words is that a life can be launched with as little as a single phrase, an uplifting word or an act of kindness.
"Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate."
Think of the power we wield and the impact we can make if we become more intentional about encouraging our children.
Our words are often the very things that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us.
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
"Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression."
"A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained."
"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
"The soul is healed by being with children."
"Children make your life important."
"You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way."
"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation."
"Children are our most valuable resource."
"Children are one third of our population and all of our future."
"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
"Children see magic because they look for it."
"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."
"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man."
"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."
"If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!"
"The best way to make children good is to make them happy."
"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."
"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."
"Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children."
"Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said."
"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."
"Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history."
"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become."
"A child is a curly dimpled lunatic."
"Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too."
"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."
"A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often."
"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."
"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!"
"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
"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."
"It's the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."