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Quotes About Children blue bullet point This page contains a large list of famous quotes about children that are ideal to use for educational publications and social media.

blue bullet point If you are looking for inspiring children quotes to use on your Facebook page, Pinterest, or use as quotes of the day with your own students, you'll find quotes about kids that are related to education, child development, motivational, family, and funny quotes as well.




Below you will find 71 quotes about children quotes.
There are 8 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of quotes about kids is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 60 quotes about children. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

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"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." ~ George Santayana


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"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotes About Kids - A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.

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"Adults are obsolete children." ~ Dr. Seuss

Quotes By Dr Seuss - Adults are obsolete children.

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"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." ~ Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things - Coco Chanel quote


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"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." ~ Forest E Witcraft

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was - Forest Witcraft quote about children


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"All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them." ~ Walt Disney

Walt Disney Quote For Children - All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.


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"Alone we are smart.
Together we are brilliant."
~ Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson Children Quote - Alone we are smart.  Together we are brilliant.


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"Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life." ~ Henry L. Doherty


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"BE YOU:
BE-lieve in
YOU-rself"
~ Heidi McDonald

Be You - Inspirational Quotes for Children


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"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression." ~ Dr. Haim Ginott

Quotes About Children - Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression. Haim Ginott

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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald

Quotes About Reading Books - Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald

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"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." ~ John W. Whitehead


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"Children have more need of models than of critics." ~ Carolyn Coats


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


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"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." ~ Margaret Mead


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"Children see magic because they look for it." ~ Christopher Moore


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"Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted." ~ Dr. Seuss


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"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice." ~ Bethany Hamilton (Author of: Soul Surfer - A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board)

That's what little girls are made of - Bethany Hamilton Quote


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"Don't give up. I believe in you all.
A person's a person no matter how small."
~ Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who!

Dr Seuss Quotes - Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person no matter how small.

Quotes About Children: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." ~ Rabbinical Saying


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"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." ~ Paul Brandt

Quotes About Children - Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon. Paul Brandt

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"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." ~ Charles R. Swindolls


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"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." ~ Rita F. Pierson


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"Every child deserves a teacher that believes in them. Be that teacher!" ~ Author Unknown

Quote About Students - Every child deserves a teacher that believes in them.


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"Every child in your class is someone else's whole world." ~ Author Unknown

Quote About Children - Every child in your class is someone else's whole world.


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"Every child is a different kind of flower and all together they make this world a beautiful garden." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Children - Every child is a different kind of flower.


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"Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story." ~ Josh Shipp

Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story. Josh Shipp

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"Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies." ~ Author Unknown


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"How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it." ~ Alexander Dumas


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"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children." ~ Princess Diana


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"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!" ~ David Vitter


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"If there is one thing educators can agree on, it's this: children do better in school when their parents get involved in their learning." ~ William J. Bennett


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"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." ~ Mohandes Ghandi


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"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders." ~ Abigail Van Buren

Quotes About Children - If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

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"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others." ~ Dr. Haim Ginott


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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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"I'm more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives." ~ Seymour Simon


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"In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way." ~ Michael Jackson


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"I think a secure profession for young people is history teacher, because in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach." ~ Bill Muse


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"It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless." ~ L.R. Knost

It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

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

Frederick Douglass quote about children


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"I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I've also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It's sure to be a phony." ~ Roald Dahl
Danny the Champion of the World


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"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think that decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." ~ Anna Quindlen


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"Little girls with dreams become women with vision." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Children:  Little girls with dreams become women of vision.


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"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." ~ Alex Haley


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"Our children need to be treated as human beings - exquisite, complex and elegant in their diversity." ~ Lloyd Dennis


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"One teacher can shape a child.
One child can shape the world."
~ Author Unknown

Quote About Students - One teacher can shape a child. One child can shape the world.


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"Students who are loved at home,
come to school to learn,
and students who aren't,
come to school to be loved."
~ Nicholas Ferroni

Quotes About Students, Love, and Learning At School


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"Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real - all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does." ~ Geoff Mulgan


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"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation." ~ Ray L. Wilbur


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"The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents." ~ Charles DeLint


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"The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do." ~ John Stuart Mill


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"The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to." ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman Quote - The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child


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"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter, Jr.


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"There is a brilliant child locked inside every student." ~ Marva Collins


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"They are able because they think they are able." ~ Vergil


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"We Are S.H.A.R.P. Students!" ~ Heidi McDonald

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"We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open." ~ Harry Edwards


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"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up." ~ Phyllis Diller


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"What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth." ~ Marcus T. Cicero


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"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become." ~ Louis Pasteur


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"When I look at my students, I see unlimited possibilities!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Quotes About Children and Students Having Unlimited Possibilities


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


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"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" ~ Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss Quotes - Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

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"You cannot control children by yelling any more than you can control a car with its horn." ~ Author Unknown


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"You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon t he ground, they spit upon themselves." ~ Native American saying


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"Your children need your presence more than your presents." ~ Jesse Jackson


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"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." ~ Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss quote about reading books to a child


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