Quotes about Children

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

  — Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman


“Children make you want to start life over.”

  — Muhammad Ali, boxer


“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, Indian political and spiritual leader


“It’s the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

  — Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun


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

  — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa


“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

  — Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States


“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

  — Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist


“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”

  — Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist


“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

  — Charles R. Swindoll, Evangelical Christian pastor


“Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.”

  — Haim Ginott, child psychologist


“Children make your life important.”

  — Erma Bombeck, American humorist


“The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.”

  — Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University


“Children are our most valuable resource.”

  — Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States


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

  — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States


“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.”

  — Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author


“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”

  — Dwight L. Moody, evangelist


“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!”

  — David Vitter, U.S. senator