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85 Inspirational Quotes About Raising Children (LOVE)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes About Children (BEST)

“Children grow up hearing how broken the environment is, how broken beyond repair. Plant strawberries together, make wild medicines, paint the sunrise. Show them proof that for every act of destruction, they can sow a seed, however small, of beauty.”

Nicolette Sowder
To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator… someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path. - Nicolette Sowder
To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator… someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path. – Nicolette Sowder
Your children need your presence more than your presents. - Jesse Jackson
Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. - Vladimir Lenin
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. – Vladimir Lenin
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. - Angela Schwindt
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. – Angela Schwindt

“It’s time to return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of happiness. It’s time to let children be children again.”

L.R. Knost
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. - Denis Waitley
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. - Mr. Rogers
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. – Mr. Rogers
Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve. - Penny Whitehouse
Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve. – Penny Whitehouse
History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. - Nelson Mandela
History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. – Nelson Mandela

14 Inspirational Quotes About Raising Children

“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.”

Pablo Casals
Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence. - Anthony Witham
Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence. – Anthony Witham
The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. - Polly Berrien Berends
The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. – Polly Berrien Berends
A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. - Francois Rabelais
A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit. – Francois Rabelais
Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. - Jess Lair
Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. – Jess Lair
Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. — Ray Merritt
Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. — Ray Merritt
Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. - Princess Diana
Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. – Princess Diana
A person's a person, no matter how small. — Dr. Seuss
A person’s a person, no matter how small. — Dr. Seuss
The soul is healed by being with children. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The soul is healed by being with children. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. - Don Bosco
The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. – Don Bosco
Children see magic because they look for it. - Christopher Moore
Children see magic because they look for it. – Christopher Moore
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world. - Malala Yousafzai
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai
Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. - Lisa Wingate
Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. – Lisa Wingate

16 Wise Quotes on How to Raise Children (WISDOM)

“Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”

L.R. Knost
Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. - Kay Redfield Jamison
Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. – Kay Redfield Jamison
The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living – hands on, exploring, in active relationship with life. - Vince Gowman
The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living – hands on, exploring, in active relationship with life. – Vince Gowman
It is vital that when educating our children’s brains we do not neglect to educate their hearts by nurturing their compassionate nature. - Dalai Lama
It is vital that when educating our children’s brains we do not neglect to educate their hearts by nurturing their compassionate nature. – Dalai Lama
Teach your children they’re unique. That way, they won’t feel pressured to be like everybody else. - Cindy Cashman
Teach your children they’re unique. That way, they won’t feel pressured to be like everybody else. – Cindy Cashman
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. — Lady Bird Johnson
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. — Lady Bird Johnson
Every child needs a parent, grandparent or friend who will say let’s go it’s time for an adventure. - Penny Whitehouse
Every child needs a parent, grandparent or friend who will say let’s go it’s time for an adventure. – Penny Whitehouse
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you. - Richard Dawkins
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you. – Richard Dawkins
Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places they could not imagine. - Yawar Baig
Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places they could not imagine. – Yawar Baig
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. -  Harry S. Truman
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. – Harry S. Truman
Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good. - Pam Brown
Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good. – Pam Brown
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. - Abigail Van Buren
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. – Abigail Van Buren
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. - Orlando Aloysius Battista
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. – Orlando Aloysius Battista
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. - Albert Einstein
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. – Albert Einstein
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. - Kate DiCamillo
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. – Kate DiCamillo
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

12 Quotes on Raising Children in Nature

“Playing together in nature is as much about us as it is about the child. Children get to celebrate and be themselves, while we are reminded of our inner child – the essence of who we are.”

Nicolette Sowder
We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall – to care. - John Cleal
We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall – to care. – John Cleal
Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves. - Stephen Moss
Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves. – Stephen Moss
Anything you teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children. - Cathy James
Anything you teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children. – Cathy James

“When children play in natural spaces, they’re far more likely to invent their own games than in more structured settings – a key factor in becoming self-directed and inventive adults later in life”

Richard Louv
Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives. - Thomas Berry
Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives. – Thomas Berry
The Mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime.
The Mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime.
It’s a wondrous thing how the wild calms a child.
It’s a wondrous thing how the wild calms a child.

“Don’t wait until your child’s school understands how important green time is for their growing minds. Today, leave the homework untouched, in favour of outdoor play and real-world learning.”

Penny Whitehouse
Teach children to be kind to everything that lives.
Teach children to be kind to everything that lives.
When little people are scared of something in nature, it’s our job to hold their hand and show them its beauty and purpose. - Penny Whitehouse
When little people are scared of something in nature, it’s our job to hold their hand and show them its beauty and purpose. – Penny Whitehouse
What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth…? - Theodore Roszak
What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth…? – Theodore Roszak

6 Quotes About Children Imitating Parents

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
Today our children are our reflection. Tomorrow they will be our shadows. - Maralee McKee
Today our children are our reflection. Tomorrow they will be our shadows. – Maralee McKee
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. - W.E.B. Du Bois
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. – W.E.B. Du Bois
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. - Robert Fulghum
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin
Children need models rather than critics. — Joseph Joubert
Children need models rather than critics. — Joseph Joubert

11 Quotes About Raising Children that Will Make You Think

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, ‘the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.’”

David Sobel
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. - Stacia Tauscher
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher
Our challenge isn’t so much to teach children about the natural world, but to find ways to sustain the instinctive connections they already carry. - Terry Krautwurst
Our challenge isn’t so much to teach children about the natural world, but to find ways to sustain the instinctive connections they already carry. – Terry Krautwurst
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. - Margaret Mead
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead
A child miseducated is a child lost. - John F. Kennedy
A child miseducated is a child lost. – John F. Kennedy
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. - Ernest Dimnet
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. – Ernest Dimnet
Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be. - Carolyn Haywood
Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be. – Carolyn Haywood
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. - Pablo Picasso
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. – Pablo Picasso
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. - Plato
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. – Oscar Wilde
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. - Erik Erikson
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. – Erik Erikson

2 Funny Quotes About Having Children

Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Never have more children than you have car windows. - Erma Bombeck
Never have more children than you have car windows. – Erma Bombeck

6 Quotes About Being Parents

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - Theodore Hesburgh
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – Theodore Hesburgh
Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. - Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. – Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. - William Makepeace Thackeray
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. – William Makepeace Thackeray
What it’s like to be a parent It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. - Nicholas Sparks
What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. – Nicholas Sparks
Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. - Jodi Picoult
Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. – Jodi Picoult
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. - Sue Atkins
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. – Sue Atkins

8 Motivational Quotes About Our Next Generation

Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams. - Barack Obama
Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams. – Barack Obama
If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. - Mahatma Gandhi
If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. – Mahatma Gandhi
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. - Frederick Douglass
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. - Thomas Paine
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. – Thomas Paine
If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die. - Moroccan Proverb
If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die. – Moroccan Proverb
We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. — John F. Kennedy
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. — John F. Kennedy
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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