80 Best Quotes about Children

Children Quote of the Day

As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Athlete

Is letting our children watch TV a form of child abuse? If our children grow up knowing everything about Britney Spears and nothing about nature or faith, about anything, is that not a form of child abuse? - Patch Adams, Author

Faith Quotes, Nature Quotes

I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents' culture. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Life Quotes, Parents Quotes

All of us in the Ball family in South Carolina, from the time we're children, hear stories about our ancestors, the slave owners. - Edward Ball, Writer

Time Quotes


Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved. - Michael Jackson

Love Quotes, Smile Quotes, Heart Quotes

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family. - Francesca Annis , Actress

Life Quotes, Women Quotes

To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn't believe that. - David Attenborough, Journalist

God Quotes

I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. - Nelson Mandela

Time Quotes

Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves. - Liberty Hyde Bailey, Scientist

Opportunity Quotes

Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. - Michael Jackson

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens. - Michael Badnarik, Politician

Education Quotes, Anger Quotes, Control Quotes, Thought Quotes, Influence Quotes

Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it. - Michael Jackson

Love Quotes

My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday; I'm learning so much from her. - Joanne Woodward

Learning Quotes, Monday Quotes, Nature Quotes

I think people should try to teach young children that these qualities - stubbornness and a capacity to listen - might look like they are opposites, but they are not. - Renzo Piano

Stubbornness Quotes

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. - George Bernard Shaw

Wonder Quotes

I know I have a responsibility as a role model to children and I try to fulfill that. - Mario Balotelli

Responsibility Quotes

Schoolchildren and older people like the idea of planting trees. For children, it's interesting that an acorn will grow into an oak, and for older people it's a legacy. And the act of planting a tree is not that difficult. - Clive Anderson, Entertainer

With patient and firm determination, I am going to press on for jobs. I'm going to press on for equality. I'm going to press on for the sake of our children. I'm going to press on for the sake of all those families who are struggling right now. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I am going to press on. - Barack Obama, American President

Time Quotes, Determination Quotes, Equality Quotes

People ask why there are so few female artists who succeed. It's because women are not ready to sacrifice as much as men. Women want a man, they want a family, they want to have children, they want to be loved, and to be an artist. And they can't; it's impossible. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Love Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Women Quotes, Men Quotes

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death. - Aeschylus, Greek Poet

Death Quotes, Fame Quotes

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

What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children? - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

There is a sensuality about fabric. I think all materials should be inviting when they touch the skin. When I watch children stroking their mother's clothes, I feel that I have succeeded. - Azzedine Alaia , Tunisian Designer

Material Quotes

Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn't want to have a child. I knew I didn't want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I'm around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night. - Ellen DeGeneres

Love Quotes, Freedom Quotes

See, people are watching you. Especially your children. They're taking in every single thing you do. They are like video cameras with legs. And they are always in the record mode. They learn more from what you do than from what you say. - Joel Osteen

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily - Thomas Szasz

Learning Quotes, Self Esteem Quotes

I've helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids. - Michael Jackson

It surprises me how much children like me, you know? If they look at me as an example, I have a big responsibility. - Mario Balotelli

Responsibility Quotes

Women have always been courageous... They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Courage Quotes, Women Quotes, Fear Quotes

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

That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve. - Johnny Ball

Experience Quotes

I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children. - Tim Allen , Comedian

After I had my son, Max, I knew I wanted to get involved in causes that help children. - Christina Aguilera, Musician

Help Quotes

There are not the same factual shows anymore - children's TV has become much more trivial. - Johnny Ball

Barack Obama knows that to create an economy built to last, we need to focus on middle-class families. Families who stay up on Sunday nights pacing the floor, like my dad did, while their children, tucked in bed, dream big dreams. Families who aren't sure what Monday morning will bring, but who believe our nation's best days are still ahead. - Chuck Schumer

Economy Quotes, Dreams Quotes, Monday Quotes

I fix my grandchildren's computers. - Alan Alda , American Actor

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice. - Michael Aston, Musician

Attitude Quotes, Choice Quotes

It's not that I bounce ideas off of my children as much as it is that having children has had a profound effect on the way I see the world. They have mined my soul. They've made me a better person and therefore a more empathetic writer. - Julianna Baggott, Novelist

Ideas Quotes

Our children's children will hear a good story. - Richard Adams, Clergyman

Well, you don't get to do things that other children get to do, having friends and slumber parties and buddies. There were none of that for me. I didn't have friends when I was little. My brothers were my friends. - Michael Jackson

Our imaginations are strong as children. Sometimes they get shoved aside, these imaginations. They get dusty and mildewed with age. The imagination is a muscle that has to be put to use or it shrivels. - Julianna Baggott, Novelist

Age Quotes, Imagination Quotes

In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. - Charles Dickens, Novelist

Injustice Quotes

When I see children, I see the face of God. That's why I love them so much. That's what I see. - Michael Jackson

Love Quotes, God Quotes

My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one. - Groucho Marx

Love Quotes

I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies. - Kirstie Alley , Actress

When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Great Quotes, Work Quotes, Practice Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

I shall produce nothing that will offend the proprieties, whether applied to children or grownups. My pictures are turned out with clean hands and, therefore, with a clear conscience which, like virtue, is its own reward. - Fatty Arbuckle , Comedian

Conscience Quotes, Virtue Quotes

I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children. - Lucille Ball

We have to acknowledge that adolescence is that time of transition where we begin to introduce to children that life isn't pretty, that there are difficult things, there are hard situations, it's not fair. Bad things happen to good people. - Laurie Halse Anderson, Writer

Life Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Time Quotes

Adults will not necessarily laugh at the same thing as their children. - Richard Armitage , Politician

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

Listening Quotes

8 Top quotes about Children by Richard Dawkins

I do disapprove very strongly of labelling children, especially young children, as something like 'Catholic children' or 'Protestant children' or 'Islamic children.' - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

The supernatural is ubiquitous in children's entertainment, from Grimm and Hans Andersen to Disney and 'Harry Potter.' - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

I didn't know children were expected to have literary heroes, but I certainly had one, and I even identified with him at one time: Doctor Dolittle, whom I now half identify with the Charles Darwin of Beagle days. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Time Quotes

If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Work Quotes, Belief Quotes, Faith Quotes, Authority Quotes

Many people want to send their children to faith schools because they get good exam results, but they're not foolish enough to believe that it's because of faith that they get good exam results. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Faith Quotes

It is immoral to brand children with religion. 'This is a Catholic child.' 'That is a Muslim child.' I want everyone to flinch when they hear such a phrase, just as they would if they heard, 'That is a Marxist child.' - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Religion Quotes

I do think imagination is enormously valuable, and that children should be encouraged in their imagination. That's very true. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Courage Quotes, Imagination Quotes

I wouldn't want to have the thought police going to people's homes, dictating what they teach their children. I don't want to be Big Brotherish. I would hate that. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Thought Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Children by Paul Auster

Children, I mean, think of your own childhood, how important the bedtime story was. How important these imaginary experiences were for you. They helped shape reality, and I think human beings wouldn't be human without narrative fiction. - Paul Auster, Author

Important Quotes, Experience Quotes, Reality Quotes

There's love, and certainly children you care about more than yourself. But nevertheless, we're alone in our heads. - Paul Auster, Author

Love Quotes

All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children. - Paul Auster, Author

Ambition Quotes, Time Quotes, Money Quotes

What used to keep me up at night was the fact that I didn't know how I was going to pay the rent. Now that I can pay the rent, I'm worrying about people I care about, you know, the people I love. The little aches and pains of my children that I, my family. That's always first. - Paul Auster, Author

Love Quotes, Worry Quotes, Pain Quotes

5 Popular quotes about Children by Pamela Anderson

I look back on the last 10 years and I have to say I'm proud of what I have accomplished, because I've been able to raise two beautiful children. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

I'm a mother with two small children, so I don't take as much crap as I used to. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

I like to do everything myself - I'm very hands-on with my housekeeping, my children, travelling, how I do things. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

Travel Quotes

I want Barack Obama for president. I love Obama. I call Palin the helicopter huntress from hell! I want my children to have a wonderful future, and it's disturbing when I look around. Americans aren't very well-liked. A likable president would be a great start. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

Love Quotes, American Quotes, Great Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Future Quotes

It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

Life Quotes, Hell Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Children by Ogden Nash

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

Parents Quotes

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash

Women Quotes, Men Quotes

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive. - Ogden Nash

Parents Quotes

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. - Ogden Nash

Parents Quotes, Giving Quotes

5 Awesome quotes about Children by Nita Ambani

Everyday classroom teaching is not what children will remember, but how you made a difference in their lives. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

I believe that children have to grow up as all-round personalities, but it cannot be at the cost of academics. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

We are living in the 21st century, and children are dying of hunger, so how do we fight it? - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

I had my children after eight years of marriage. It was a dream come true. I still pinch myself. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

Marriage Quotes

At Reliance Foundation schools, we lay special emphasis on value-based education, sports, and overall development of students. That is why the teacher-students ratio is kept at a healthy 1:20 so that all children get proper attention in class. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

Education Quotes, Health Quotes, Attention Quotes

4 Best quotes about Children by Michele Bachmann

I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Taxes Quotes, Education Quotes, Risk Quotes, Work Quotes, Reform Quotes

Many children in the foster care system are often in the midst of a family challenge. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Challenge Quotes

I thought if anyone need a leg up, it was our foster children. So, I started getting involved in education reform, and that was back in 1998. And as a result of all the reform work that I had done, people urged me to run for the Minnesota state Senate. I did, I was there for six years. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Education Quotes, Work Quotes, Thought Quotes, Reform Quotes

My husband and I had five biological children but we also have been raising 23 foster children. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Logic Quotes