520+ Best Children’s Day Quotes by Famous Personalities

Children’s Day of All Around World – India, United States – America, United Kingdom – England, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia, China  Slogans & Quotes with Greeting Picture English: We share best famous slogan and quotes of All time on Children’s Day (Baal Diwas).

Children’s Day Dates around the world

Children’s Day is a day recognised to celebrate children. The day is celebrated on various calendar dates in different countries. The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on 1 June since 1950. It was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (4 November 1949). Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Holiday on 20 November, by United Nations recommendation.
Date 14 November 2018, India
Significance Celebrating the birthday of Jawahar Lal Nehru

Every Year, The Rashtriya Bal Diwas (Children’s Day) celebrated on 14 November 2018, India. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children, while schools organize different events such as debates, and music and dance performances. It is also a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys and books to orphan children on this day.

We share best picture/ images/ wallpaper quotes of All time on Children’s Day of India, tribute to The First P.M. of Jawaharlal Nehru, birth anniversery as a Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Everyone must share below Quotes om Facebook, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking site.

Children’s Day Quotes by Famous Personalities

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

The child is father to the man. — William Wordsworth, English romantic poet

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. — Frederick Douglass, American orator

There are only two lasting gift we should give our children, One is roots and second is wings. — Anonymous

Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. — Katherine Jenkins, singer

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. — Frank A Clark, American politician

Children are our most valuable natural resource. — Herbert Hoover, 31st US President

While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else. — APJ Abdul Kalam, former Indian President

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. — Billy Graham, American evangelist

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. — Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker

Children are the keys of paradise. — Eric Hoffer, American philosopher

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. — Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter

Your children need your presence more than your presents. — Jesse Jackson, American activist

Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well. — Kailash Satyarthi, Indian activist

The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country. — Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. — Theodore Hesburgh

My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. — Gena Lee Nolin

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Voting is how we participate in a civic society – be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children – in school elections – how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice. — Loretta Lynch

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. — Rosa Parks

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. — Charles R. Swindoll

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.

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. — P. T. Barnum

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. — William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty. — Colin Powell

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? — Ralph Marston

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. — Sophocles

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. — Billy Graham

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. — Robert Fulghum

That’s who my mom is. She’s a listener and a doer. She’s a woman driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love. So, this November, I’m voting for a woman who is my role model, as a mother, and as an advocate. A woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children. — Chelsea Clinton

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. — Victor Hugo

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. — Ronald Reagan

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

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. — Bob Keeshan

Children learn to smile from their parents. — Shinichi Suzuki

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. — Sun Tzu

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Just as we teach our children how to ride a bike, we need to teach them how to navigate social media and make the right moves that will help them. The physical world is similar to the virtual world in many cases. It’s about being aware. We can prevent many debacles if we’re educated. — Amy Jo Martin

We have created a society where individual rights and freedoms, compassion and diversity are core to our citizenship. But underlying that idea of Canada is the promise that we all have a chance to build a better life for ourselves and our children. — Justin Trudeau

Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important. — Elle Macpherson

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

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. — Plato

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. — Denis Waitley

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. — James E. Faust

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. — Grace Abbott

It’s always fun to visit multiple locations on one trip, but I think it also really depends on the ages of those on holiday. As a child, I loved spending time in one vacation spot, getting attached to the location, becoming comfortable, and feeling as though I were at home. This is something I would like for my children to experience. — Margherita Missoni

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. — Frank A. Clark

Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment. — Jessalyn Gilsig

The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one’s children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals. — Leonard Boswell

You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example. — Judy Sheindlin

Whenever I look at a baby or children in general, I smile and just want to play with them. — Odeya Rush

It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the ‘good old days’ when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy. — Sherry Turkle

Obesity in children is growing out of control. A big part of this is economic. Fake foods are more affordable. It’s enticing people to eat more because they think they’re saving money when they’re really just buying heart disease. — Jillian Michaels

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ — Maria Montessori

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long. — Marie Antoinette

Nobody just leaves medical school, especially given it’s fiercely competitive to get in. But I had a sister who was a doctor, another who was a pharmacist, a brother who was an engineer. So my parents already had sensible children who would be able to make an actual living, and I think they felt comfortable sacrificing their one strange child. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. — Katherine Jenkins

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations. — Christine Gregoire

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. — Laura Bush

The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction. — Christian de Duve

Abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children, because part of caring for children is knowing when it’s not a good idea to bring them into the world. — Katha Pollitt

If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children. — Coretta Scott King

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

But I do believe that a woman’s truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote. — Lucy Stone

Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence – in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry. — Bill Flores

Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. — Walt Disney

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

I think what you’re seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, and that they’ve got to be treated like every other American. And I think that principle will win out. — Barack Obama

It’s when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that’s the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. — Helen Keller

I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. — Donald Trump

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. — Sitting Bull

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. — Jessica Lange

To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. — Nancy Reagan

I do what I do to inspire people. They can’t be inspired by an ego, a big-headed person. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t match. And I really want to be that role model for people, for children. I want to be real. To my fans, I want them to view me as a real person. Don’t put me on a pedestal. I’m human. I make mistakes, I cry, I hurt – just like you. — La’Porsha Renae

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. — Jackie Kennedy

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built. — James Dobson

In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible. — David Beckham

My mother is a strong woman. Her strength comes from being tested by life’s unpredictability. It comes from soldiering on for her children, even when she might rather have given up. I know it hasn’t always come easily, but I also know it’s her greatest gift. — Matt Lauer

A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met. — David A. Bednar

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

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. — John Locke

There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. — Otto von Bismarck

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. — Thomas Paine

When we were children, every day after school, my brother and sister and I would go to my mother’s office. It was full of pencils and marker and fabrics and beads. It was so much fun to be a child and to express my creativity through drawing and to playing dress-up in all of the wonderful and colorful clothes. — Margherita Missoni

Mom spent the time that she was supposed to be a kid actully raising children, her younger brother and younger sister. She was tough as nails and did not suffer fools at all. And the truth was she could not afford to. She spoke the truth, bluntly, directly, and without much varnish. I am her son. — Chris Christie

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. — Vladimir Lenin

It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. — Hubert H. Humphrey

The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry. — Billy Graham

For me, true beauty has nothing to do with wrinkles and everything to do with the fact that my maternal grandmother raised five children just after the war and remained a fighter throughout her life. True beauty is the slick of red lipstick my paternal grandmother would put on before going to church on Sunday. — Monica Bellucci

Raising children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them. — Nicole Ari Parker

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. — Carl Jung

I have learned that raising children is the single most difficult thing in the world to do. It takes hard work, love, luck, and a lot of energy, and it is the most rewarding experience that you can ever have. — Janet Reno

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. — Jimmy Carter

I am a huge advocate for anti-bullying in our youth. What I have seen with the rise of social media is that children are not facing bullying on a playground: they are facing it on their cell phones. — Whitney Wolfe Herd

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity. — Frank Serpico

The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul. — Herbert Hoover

Home is where children find safety and security, where we find our identities, where citizenship starts. It usually starts with believing you’re part of a community, and that is essential to having a stable home. — Matthew Desmond

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently. — Gavin Newsom

For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities. — Seth Berkley

The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment. — James E. Faust

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

Never have more children than you have car windows. — Erma Bombeck

It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential. — Brad Henry

Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject. — Shakuntala Devi

It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth. — Jean Piaget

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child’s death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections. — Ezekiel Emanuel

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. — Peter Ustinov

For me, religious festivals and celebrations have become an important way to teach my children about how we can transform living with diversity from the superficial ‘I eat ethnic food’, to something dignified, mutually respectful and worthwhile. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

My ideal woman would be someone with both beauty and intelligence. Someone who can hold her own in a conversation, gets along with my family and respects elders, loves children, and have a sense of humour as whacky as mine. — Karan Patel

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

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. — Stanley Kubrick

Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children. — Robert Kennedy

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

Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home. — Matt Blunt

Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them. — Scott Weiland

I believe in the value of life. I believe we must prepare our children for tomorrow with the family values of my grandparents. — Ryan Zinke

It’s very difficult to take candid portraits of children because they’re moving around all the time. — Ren Ng

Whenever I want to laugh, I read a wonderful book, ‘Children’s Letters to God.’ You can open it anywhere. One I read recently said, ‘Dear God, thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.’ — Maya Angelou

Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your village and beyond. — Tom Stoppard

I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love. — Red Cloud

We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better. — Mitt Romney

Women are nothing but machines for producing children. — Napoleon Bonaparte

The truth is that contraception saves lives, prevents unplanned pregnancies, improves outcomes for children and reduces the number of abortions. — Ann McLane Kuster

School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where we lay the foundation for healthy habits. That’s why New Jersey is the first state to adopt a comprehensive school nutrition policy that bans candy, soda, and other junk food. — Richard J. Codey

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. — John Ruskin

There is stardust in your veins. We are literally, ultimately children of the stars. — Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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 can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. — Nelson Mandela

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

As a child in South Carolina, I spent summers like so many children – sitting on my grandparents’ back porch with my siblings, spitting watermelon seeds into the garden or, even worse, swallowing them and trembling as my older brother and sister spoke of the vine that was probably already growing in my belly. — Jacqueline Woodson

Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in this world. — Jesus Christ

Together with open conversations and greater understanding, we can ensure that attitudes for mental health change and children receive the support they deserve. — Kate Middleton

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. — Khalil Gibran

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

Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends. — Chanakya

Immigrant parents dream that their children will find a place in their new home, and they willingly suffer hardships in service to that dream. That was certainly true of my parents. — Gene Luen Yang

When faced with a challenge, happy families, like happy people, just add a new chapter to their life story that shows them overcoming the hardship. This skill is particularly important for children, whose identity tends to get locked in during adolescence. — Bruce Feiler

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children. — Mike Tyson

I like children – fried. — W. C. Fields

I want to see my niece and nephew grow up, to see their children… I get crazy at the idea that a time will come when I won’t see Daniel and Allegra anymore. — Gianni Versace

Coming through the fire and through the storm of life with a strong man, my fiance Ashanti, whom I’ve been dating for eight months and two wonderful children beside me, I’m just so happy that I have been able to maintain my integrity and get to where I am today with the right energy around me. — Angie Stone

I am so grateful for my children who remind me every day what matters in life, and I feel fortunate to be their mommy and share their special love. — Yolanda Hadid

I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say. — Geronimo

Being hardworking is the best thing you can show children. — David Beckham

God put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That’s our job. Raising children and helping the community, that’s preparing for the next generation. — Dikembe Mutombo

Encourage children to write their own stories, and then don’t rain on their parade. Don’t say, ‘That’s not true.’ Applaud flights of fantasy. Help with spelling and grammar, but stand up and cheer the use of imagination. — Gail Carson Levine

Sell a country?! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children? — Tecumseh

Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being. — Peter Diamandis

If there is anyone dependent on your income – parents, children, relatives – you need life insurance. — Suze Orman

You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what’s wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever’s in them rises to the surface in free play. — Erik Erikson

The soul is healed by being with children. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. — Jean Baudrillard

We all got older, and we’d tell our children things like, ‘Mommy used to be in a famous rock band,’ but they didn’t believe us. Part of the reason for our reunion was to show our children what we did to make the lives they have possible. — Dolores O’Riordan

Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve. — Jonathan Sacks

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. — Robert A. Heinlein

I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we’re sad, and being yellow when we’re cowards, and when we’re mad, we’re red. — Dolly Parton

Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters. — Eric Schlosser

It’s really important for children to have good morals and good manners, and that they’re thoughtful of other people and that they learn the consequences of their actions. — Jerry Hall

If the whole of mankind is to be united into one brotherhood, all obstacles must be removed so that men, all over the surface of the globe, should be as children playing in a garden. — Maria Montessori

If our children are becoming teenagers who are abusive, have mental health issues, and are committing heinous crime, it only means that we have failed them as a society. We have failed to give them a safe, nurturing environment to ensure that they are well-balanced, useful persons in the society. — Vikram Patel

Feeling gratitude isn’t born in us – it’s something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children. — Joyce Brothers

Our nation’s commitment is to provide a quality education to every child to serve the public common good. Accordingly, we must shift the paradigm to think of education funding as investments made in individual children, not in institutions or buildings. — Betsy DeVos

I don’t teach my children what is Hindu and what is Muslim. — Shah Rukh Khan

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. — J. Robert Oppenheimer

There’s nothing better than having a baby. I’ve always loved children. I used to work summers at the YMCA and be in charge of, like, 30 preschool kids. I knew that when I had a child, I’d be overwhelmed, and it’s true… I can’t tell you how much my attitude has changed since we’ve got Frances. Holding my baby is the best drug in the world. — Kurt Cobain

I hope for my children, and for all Mexicans, that they can be proud to be Mexican, proud of their heritage, and proud that they have a peaceful, inclusive, vibrant country that is playing a role in the world. — Enrique Pena Nieto

Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up. People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people. — George Will

We need sex education in schools, but we need it at home first. We need parents to learn the names of the teachers who are teaching their children. We need families to question day-care centers, to question other children and their own as to what goes on. — Rod McKuen

What is real is that adultery destroys tens of thousands of families every year across America. What is real is that adultery scars tens of thousands of children emotionally and psychologically every year. What is real is that adultery is an open wound in a relationship which more often than not overflows into domestic violence or worse. — Mike Pence

I felt proud that the baby’s first real adventure should be as a protest against the insanity of world annihilation. Already a certain percentage of unborn children are doomed by fallout, and no one knows the cumulative effects of what is already poisoning the air and sea. — Sylvia Plath

The trouble is not that schools don’t work; they do. They’re excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools. — Jonathan Kozol

Whether it’s making sure that families have access to quality health care and child care, or making sure that our children receive the best educational opportunities we can give them, we must remain committed to these needs because our children are our future. — Blanche Lincoln

The pathway to a more sustainable future for all children must include access to the basic building blocks of good health, including nutrition, water, and immunizations. — Seth Berkley

The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world. — Bill Gates

President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education. — George Miller

The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand. — Abraham Lincoln

Looking ahead, future generations may learn their social skills from robots in the first place. The cute yellow Keepon robot from Carnegie Mellon University has shown the ability to facilitate social interactions with autistic children. Morphy at the University of Washington happily teaches gestures to children by demonstration. — Daniel H. Wilson

In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights. — Desmond Tutu

Thank you for listening. Thank you for abiding me. And now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, I bid you goodbye and take my leave. — Frank Deford

The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! — Louise Hart

My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine. — Maya Angelou

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. — Khalil Gibran

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun. — Frank Lloyd Wright

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder. — Stephen King

After having children, life becomes about living beyond yourself; about being bigger and better. — Jaclyn Smith

We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture. — Alice Waters

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. — Barack Obama

Adults are obsolete children. — Dr. Seuss

We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians. We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country. — Kevin Rudd

I imagine a day, some time in the not too distant future when children and teenagers will be able to create their own genetically engineered machines, cure the diseases of the old and find new ways to build and extend the capabilities of humanity, moving from programming software to programing the physical world, through biology. — Ryan Bethencourt

Creativity is not just for artists. It’s for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. — Twyla Tharp

Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child’s tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the least bit funny. — Ben Stein

I want a president with a record of public service, someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase fame and fortune for ourselves: we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed. — Michelle Obama

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. — Victor Hugo

Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. — Princess Diana

Without in any way minimising the economic and psychological blow that people experience when they lose their jobs, the unemployed in affluent countries still have a safety net, in the form of social security payments, and usually free healthcare and free education for their children. They also have sanitation and safe drinking water. — Peter Singer

As children, our imaginations are vibrant, and our hearts are open. We believe that the bad guy always loses and that the tooth fairy sneaks into our rooms at night to put money under our pillow. Everything amazes us, and we think anything is possible. We continuously experience life with a sense of newness and unbridled curiosity. — Yehuda Berg

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The real lover of cats is one who demands a clearer adjustment to the universe than ordinary household platitudes provide; one who refuses to swallow the sentimental notion that all good people love dogs, children, and horses while all bad people dislike and are disliked by such. — H. P. Lovecraft

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

The Son of God became incarnate in the souls of men to instill the feeling of brotherhood. All are brothers and all children of God. — Pope Francis

I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children. — Malala Yousafzai

All children are born pure egoists. They perceive their needs to the exclusion of all others. Only through socialization do they learn that some forms of gratification must be deferred and others denied. — Andrew Vachss

My mother lived through the Great Depression. Her family of 11 children pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and moved to wherever there was work at the time. And in rural Oklahoma, that wasn’t easy to find. — Chuck Norris

Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask ‘Why?’ ceaselessly. — John C. Maxwell

My real fantasy if I was to drop out would be to live in a mobile home and be a hippie and drive around festivals and have millions of children – children with dreadlocks and nose rings – and play the flute. — Rachel Weisz

Children with obesity and diabetes live harder poorer lives, they often don’t finish school and earn much less than their healthy counterparts. — Mark Hyman

I think the pageant system is about empowering women. I think that aspect of it is great, but when you take parents who are forcing their children to do anything, I don’t think it’s healthy. — Olivia Culpo

I believe that if we want our children to understand the world beyond their classroom, we must bring the world into their classroom. — Queen Rania of Jordan

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. — Kate DiCamillo

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. — Martin Mull

Among the other values children should be taught are respect for others, beginning with the child’s own parents and family; respect for the symbols of faith and the patriotic beliefs of others; respect for law and order; respect for the property of others; respect for authority. — James E. Faust

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. — P. J. O’Rourke

I am blessed to have married the man that God sent me. He’s loving, compassionate, strong and supportive of my children, family and career. I look forward to our lives together. — Monica

Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children. — Michael Morpurgo

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents. — Roger Moore

We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together. — Walt Disney

Patriotism is not an abstract concept. It begins from one’s own home. It buds out from the love for one’s parents, spouses and children, the love for one’s own home, village and workplace, and further develops into the love for one’s country and fellow people. — Kim Jong-un

Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from. Adults need to remember to play and to be more childlike in our behavior. We’ve forgotten what that childlike experience was like. — Guy Laliberte

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. — Moses

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. — Richard L. Evans

I’m the one person who wears the words ‘hustle, loyalty, respect’ on my T-shirts and merchandise. My audience is children. It’s very flattering to see a kid wear your T-shirt; it’s even more flattering to have a dad come up to you and say, ‘I watch you with my kid. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re a role model for my son.’ — John Cena

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource – the minds of our children. — Walt Disney

Be ever watchful for the opportunity to shelter little children with the umbrella of your charity; be generous to their schools, their hospitals, and their places of worship. For, as they must bear the burdens of our mistakes, so are they in their innocence the repositories of our hopes for the upward progress of humanity. — Conrad Hilton

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t finish college. Too much emphasis is placed on formal education – I told my children not to worry about their grades but to enjoy learning. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. — James Anthony Froude

What troubles me most about my lovely country is that its children are seldom taught that American freedom will vanish, if, when they grow up, and in the exercise of their duties as citizens, they insist that our courts and policemen and prisons be guided by divine or natural law. — Kurt Vonnegut

Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. Their future children deserve the opportunity to grow up in financially and emotionally stable homes. Our communities benefit from healthy, productive, well-prepared young people. — Jane Fonda

I think that technology – computers and smart phones and 24-hour availability – often leaves me, and others I know, feeling blank and depressed at the end of a day. I also believe that hyped expectations for raising children leaves many women and men feeling as if their days are a blur of carpools and play-groups and tutors. — Rebecca Traister

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear. — Judy Blume

It’s a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things. — Anne Sullivan

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities. — Daisaku Ikeda

Having children is the greatest thing that can happen to you as a husband and wife. They are infuriating at times when they’re little, but on the whole, they’re such a joy. I don’t think I was the most brilliant mother when they were young. I had quite a bit of help because I was working and I enjoyed my work. — Mary Berry

Most parents would not hesitate to assume responsibility for their child’s behavior on a playground, at school, or in someone else’s home. What happens online should be no different. Parents should talk with their children about computer ethics, stipulate rules of conduct, and – most importantly – establish consequences. — Rachel Simmons

It’s not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life. — Jada Pinkett Smith

The true teachers and educators are not those who have learned pedagogy as the science of dealing with children, but those in whom pedagogy has awakened through understanding the human being. — Rudolf Steiner

I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed? — Angelina Grimke

Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man. — Jackie Kennedy

One of the best things we can do for our country, for advancing our children, is to upgrade our child care system. — Lois Frankel

If I were to give advice, I would say to parents that they ought to be very careful whom they allow to mix with their children when young; for much mischief thence ensues, and our natural inclinations are unto evil rather than unto good. — Saint Teresa of Avila

Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss. — Black Elk

Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children and have been linked to low birth weight and birth defects, obesity, mental and physical health problems, and poorer educational outcomes. — Marian Wright Edelman

I want a president with a record of public service: someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase form and fortune for ourselves; we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed. — Michelle Obama

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science. — Bruno Bettelheim

I never thought I’d have children; I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person. Having come from a broken home – you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them. — Angelina Jolie

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. — Marian Wright Edelman

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public. — Donald Trump

Why should I marry? One marries to have children, but I already have children! My nieces and nephews are my children. — Salman Khan

The fabric of North Carolina and what makes our state so special is our families and our common desire for a brighter future for our children. No matter what your family looks like, we all want the same thing for our families – happiness, health, prosperity, a bright future for our children and grandchildren. — Kay Hagan

No, we don’t own our children. Our parental privilege is to love them, to lead them, and to let them go. — Russell M. Nelson

Anyone with a child knows that children learn about the world through binary options: up or down, hot or cold, big or little, inside or outside, wet or dry, good or bad, boy or girl, man or woman. — Phyllis Schlafly

We need to teach our children empathy and care and love and communication and social responsibility in preparation for adulthood. — Maya Soetoro-Ng

The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God’s children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil. — H. L. Mencken

I only want three children for every family. I’m a Christian, but I’m a realist, so we have to do something with our overpopulation. I will defy the opinion or the belief of the Church. — Rodrigo Duterte

As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need. — Russell M. Nelson

Children need to move to develop their brain; it’s a natural urge. That’s why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can’t help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that’s uniquely their own. — Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

Suppose that every prospective parent in the world stopped having children naturally, and instead produced clones of themselves. What would the world be like in another 20 or 30 years? The answer is: much like today. Cloning would only copy the genetic aspects of people who are already here. — Nathan Myhrvold

When you truly accept that those children in some far off place in the global village have the same value as you in God’s eyes or even in just your eyes, then your life is forever changed; you see something that you can’t un-see. — Bono

Your children can be around you all day, but if you don’t spend quality time with them and you don’t pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn’t matter that they’re just around you. — Brandy Norwood

Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth. — Joan of Arc

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship. — Laura Schlessinger

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. — Charles Darwin

Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us. — Sheri L. Dew

In raising children, we need to continuously keep in mind how we can best create the most favorable environment for their imitative behavior. Everything done in the past regarding imitation must become more and more conscious and more and more consciously connected with the future. — Rudolf Steiner

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock. — Kevin Costner

Today, in every wave of every ocean, I see our children playing and dancing. Today, in every plant, tree, and mountain, I see our children growing in freedom. — Kailash Satyarthi

You cannot be an educator or a teacher without relating to children with full insight. Their urge to imitate has been transformed into a receptivity based on a natural and uncontested relationship of authority, and you must take this into account in the broadest possible sense. — Rudolf Steiner

My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures. — Sherman Alexie

As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is… well… healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem. — Naveen Jain

Tobacco marketing often reaches children and youth and entices them to start using tobacco while they are still at an impressionable age. Nearly four out of five high school cigarette smokers will become adult smokers, even if they intend to quit in a few years. By the time they want to quit, they’re hooked. — Tom Frieden

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma. — Brad Henry

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. — Sara Teasdale

If you are a parent, you have probably already realized that your children are always watching what you do. And just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees who are watching their bosses. — John C. Maxwell

Mr. Bean is essentially a child trapped in the body of a man. All cultures identify with children in a similar way, so he has this bizarre global outreach. — Rowan Atkinson

Generosity has built America. When we fail to invest in children, we have to pay the cost. — Bob Keeshan

We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny – and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation. — Carol Bellamy

There is a part of ‘Wonder Woman’ inside me and inside every woman, kind of that secret self that women share. We are all caretakers, giving birth, caring for our children and companions and loved ones. — Lynda Carter

When what we introduce into the children’s world of ideas and feelings is in line with the direction of the developmental forces of a given stage of life, we strengthen the entire developing person in a way that remains a source of strength throughout that person’s life. — Rudolf Steiner

Thank God I’m in touch with my emotions enough to be able to pick up my children, kiss them all over and say ‘I love you’ over and over. — Kate Winslet

No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend. — Susan B. Anthony

Many people must have noticed the intense attention given by children to the conversation of grown-ups when they cannot possibly be understanding a word of what they hear. They are trying to get hold of words, and they often demonstrate this fact by repeating joyously some word which they have been able to grasp. — Maria Montessori

I’m a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children. I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out. — Jennifer Love Hewitt

Having children was a revelation – it’s like going through a doorway, and everything is different forever. — Andrew Lincoln

Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children. — Alison Goldfrapp

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. — Phyllis Diller

Children tease each other because you’re short or you’re tall or you’re a redhead or because you’re ugly or because you’re smart or because you’re dumb or all kinds of differences and as parents we have to deal with that and strengthen our children to be comfortable with themselves and also to show empathy and acceptance towards others. — Heather Wilson

I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. — Angelina Jolie

I believe that those closest to the children should be making the decisions about how funds should be spent, what the curriculum should look like, and what’s the best way to help our students. — David Ige

My mom is a nurse; my dad is a pediatrician. They were born in the 1940s, and they were both inspired to fight against injustice, whether it was the injustices of the Vietnam War or Watergate or children in poverty or oppression of African Americans in Philadelphia where I was growing up. — Jake Tapper

As any parent, teacher, or librarian knows, there is no richer experience than to see children’s faces light up at the suspense of a new tale or the surprise of a new poem. The uninhibited joy with which they listen is surely akin to that of adult audiences of old around campfire and hearth. — William Jay Smith

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. — Henry Ward Beecher

When we talk about kids earning commission for chores, we always have at least one parent who argues that children should do chores because they are part of the family. I agree, but if you don’t involve money in a few chores, you lose the teachable moments in the work, spend, save, and give principles. — Dave Ramsey

To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world? — Christopher Hitchens

I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise. — Christopher Hitchens

Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages. — Daniel Goleman

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. — Khalil Gibran

Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right. — Ban Ki-moon

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. — Fred Rogers

In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children’s classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples. — Lisa Madigan

Tell the children the truth. — Bob Marley

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. — Napoleon Hill

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. — Oscar Wilde

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal. — John F. Kennedy

We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger. — Bernie Sanders

In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labor. — Malala Yousafzai

Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country. — Nelson Mandela

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. — Rabindranath Tagore

In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflict stop children to go to their schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering. — Malala Yousafzai

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. — Erik Erikson

We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous. — David Suzuki

Children, old crones, peasants, and dogs ramble; cats and philosophers stick to their point. — H. P. Lovecraft

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching. — Gilbert Highet

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. — Denis Waitley

Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else. I’ll never forget the wrenching days I spent in Haiti last year for Save the Children just weeks after the earthquake. — Anne M. Mulcahy

Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps. — Hans Christian Andersen

The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. — Thomas Jefferson

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal. — John F. Kennedy

To mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to launch an FDNY shirt that pays tribute to the brave first responders who, like my father, risk their lives in the line of duty on a regular basis. All of the proceeds raised from the sale of the T-shirt benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. — Mark Sanchez

There’s no reason why children in inner cities or rural areas do not receive the same quality education or opportunities as those in suburbs or wealthy neighborhoods. If we truly believe in giving all citizens a chance to pursue happiness and pursue their goals, then we cannot continue to marginalize entire groups of people. — Al Sharpton

It’s a funny feeling to work with people who you consider your colleagues and to realize that they actually are young enough to be your children. — Alan Alda

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. — George Bernard Shaw

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. — John James Audubon

We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching. — Paul Tsongas

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. — Margaret Mead

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. — Barack Obama

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe. — Jean Paul

The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life. — Alexandra Paul

In Hiroshima, bombed Aug. 6, 1945, no warning was given of the air attack, and thus no escape was possible for the mostly women, children and old people who fell victim. — Lydia Millet

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. — Pope John Paul II

If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. — Maria Montessori

We need to stand as a nation, a state, a community to protect wildlife and wild places for our children. — Terri Irwin

I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better. — Bindi Irwin

We are the spirit children of a Heavenly Father. He loved us and He taught us before we were born into this world. He told us that He wished to give us all that He had. To qualify for that gift we had to receive mortal bodies and be tested. Because of those mortal bodies, we would face pain, sickness, and death. — Henry B. Eyring

We are all in the business of sales. Teachers sell students on learning, parents sell their children on making good grades and behaving, and traditional salesmen sell their products. — Dave Ramsey

As a parent, I can empathize with how difficult raising children can be. There are challenges, especially within the framework of divorce, when parental guilt can sometimes blur what should be the best decision. — LZ Granderson

Of those who die from avoidable, poverty-related causes, nearly 10 million, according to UNICEF, are children under five. They die from diseases such as measles, diarrhea, and malaria that are easy and inexpensive to treat or prevent. — Peter Singer

Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children. — Ezra Taft Benson

If we don’t make tough decisions today our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow. — Paul Ryan

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children’s public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group. — Adam Hamilton

Our generation has taken to the cosmetic use of pesticides and I think, perhaps unwittingly, not fully understanding the dangers it represents to ourselves and, most importantly, to our children. — Dalton McGuinty

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: ‘Checkout Time is 18 years.’ — Erma Bombeck

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

I don’t need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled. — Paula Poundstone

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

I am an old geezer: a grandpa kind of a guy. I was born October 19, 1931. I have gray hair, a beard, and a little pot belly. I have two children who are over 30 years old and a sweet little granddaughter who is 11 years old. — Ed Emberley

I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all. — Steve Jobs

I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II. — Audrey Hepburn

My children teach me to slow down and enjoy life. — Gena Lee Nolin

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. — Ludwig van Beethoven

Humanitarian issues must bring together all people who act in good faith trying to alleviate the suffering of people in dire need – especially women, children and the elderly. — Sergei Lavrov

The PHYSICAL Act gives our schools the flexibility they need to give physical education the attention it deserves in promoting our children’s well-being. — Marcia Fudge

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

The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love. — Niccolo Machiavelli

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. — Luther Burbank

Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children. — Michael Gove

If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important. — Roald Dahl

Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming. — Hunter S. Thompson

Thank you to the children whose innocent words encouraged me. — Malala Yousafzai

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. — Kent Nerburn

Our life is all about the choices we make, and when I was looking for a mate for life, I really was looking for someone who was a family man, somebody who would embrace my girls as much as they were going to embrace me. I guess I just wasn’t finished having children yet. — Joan Lunden

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. — Sam Levenson

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. — Garrison Keillor

Those who do not cherish affection for their parents, spouses and children and for their homes, villages and workplaces cannot love their country and fellow people; they can never become genuine patriots. — Kim Jong-un

One of the great needs of Negro children is to have books about themselves and their lives that can help them be proud. — Langston Hughes

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. — Gene Fowler

Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models. — Lee Haney

The research clearly demonstrates high-quality early childhood opportunities help children succeed. — Tim Kaine

We are raising today’s children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests. — Darell Hammond

I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first. — A. A. Milne

There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. — H. P. Lovecraft

Play is the work of children. It’s very serious stuff. — Bob Keeshan

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. — Isadora Duncan

Being the first female Doctor and showing children that their heroes in shows don’t always look the same is a huge honour for me. — Jodie Whittaker

We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too – we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet. — John Lynch

As a child, I was always a sucker for anything in miniature, and it didn’t have to be a dress: a desk, a Matchbox truck. Perhaps a childhood attraction to shrunken but compellingly realistic facsimiles is commonplace, if only because children themselves are compellingly realistic facsimiles of the giants who rule their world. — Lionel Shriver

We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children. — Kofi Annan

I am edgy, raw, offensive, vulgar, untruthful, but intelligent. My jokes are always realistic. I do not make fun of children or people who cannot fight back. That is my limitation. — Vir Das

The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children. — Joyce Banda

Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women. — Margaret Mead

If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she’d get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don’t mean she wouldn’t pay the bank, but the children always came first. — Larry Bird

A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis. — Temple Grandin

Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination. — Benjamin Spock

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality. — George Santayana

One of the things I teach my children is that I have always invested in myself, and I have never stopped learning, never stopped growing. — Chesley Sullenberger

Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children. — Brene Brown

Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It’s the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don’t like at work where you stop everything to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to someone. I feel like that’s for children. — Mindy Kaling

If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children’s mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives. — Danny Glover

Equal pay, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, and affordable childcare – everywhere I go around the United States, as I talk to working families, these are the issues they raise… We have over 43 million Americans who don’t have a single day of sick leave, but everybody gets sick. Everybody’s children get sick. — Valerie Jarrett

The center of all my enjoyments is the home wherein are my wife and children, and I have no wish to wander out from that home in pursuit of any pleasures that the world presents. — Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future. — Thurgood Marshall

I had real plans for my next decade and felt I’d worked hard enough to earn it. Will I really not live to see my children married? To watch the World Trade Center rise again? To read – if not indeed write – the obituaries of elderly villains like Henry Kissinger and Joseph Ratzinger? — Christopher Hitchens

A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on ‘All My Children’ when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies’ necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery. — Camille Paglia

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. — Sigmund Freud

Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile. — Lorraine Hansberry

I think we’ve taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don’t stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus. When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and – for the children, and they think of giving gifts and out-giving the next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything. — Billy Graham

Certainly, by providing individuals coming out of institutions with ways to become productive citizens, we reduce recidivism. What that means is we reduce crime. There are fewer victims when individuals have options – when they have job skills, when they have life skills, we break the cycle of children following their parents into institutions. — Loretta Lynch

Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle – keep away from children. — Phyllis Diller

All children, regardless of their income, ethnicity, or geography have the right to be protected and be given the opportunity to reach their full potential, which is why our global HSNi Cares partner is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. — Mindy Grossman

Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the responsibility of the community, the schools, families and like it or not- politicians as well. — Michael N. Castle

A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin. — Sylvia Plath

The Lord protects, guides, and watches over those who are His trusted friends in His work. His work and that of His Father and our Father is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of the children of God. And Satan, the enemy of our happiness, opposes those who serve the Lord. — Henry B. Eyring

Studies have proven that early childhood education returns to society as much as $12 for every dollar invested. Our goal is to identify the most important development opportunities for children five years and younger, providing insight to transform early childhood education from a social policy issue into an economic imperative. — J. B. Pritzker

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children. — Doris Day

We need women who are devoted to shepherding God’s children along the covenant path toward exaltation; women who know how to receive personal revelation, who understand the power and peace of the temple endowment; women who know how to call upon the powers of heaven to protect and strengthen children and families; women who teach fearlessly. — Russell M. Nelson

Our redemption through the suffering of Christ is that deeper love within us which not only frees us from slavery to sin, but also secures for us the true liberty of the children of God, in order that we might do all things out of love rather than out of fear – love for him that has shown us such grace that no greater can be found. — Peter Abelard

Successful creative adults seem to combine the wide-ranging exploration and openness we see in children with the focus and discipline we see in adults. — Alison Gopnik

Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock. — Mike Huckabee

For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learning the names of the usual suspects during Black History Month or enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine on Cinco de Mayo. It means talking to and spending time with kids not like them so that they may discover those kids are in fact just like them. — John Ridley

We strongly believe that children should not be exposed to smokeless tobacco or see such products being used by their on-field sports heroes. — Jerry Reinsdorf

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

My message to everyone: the next time you hear about migrant children near the border, just picture them as your own. Then think what you would want our government to do. — Al Sharpton

Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness. — Mary Wollstonecraft

I feel it is unnatural and immoral to try to teach science to children in a foreign language They will know facts, but they will miss the spirit. — C. V. Raman

I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show ‘Nanny 911’ occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent. — Amanda Donohoe

We know when children have a place to play they live healthier, happier lives. — Darell Hammond

And I asked my mother about it; I said, ‘Is there something wrong?’ She said, ‘God… God makes people. You understand that, don’t you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah!’ She said, ‘Who makes a rainbow?” I said, ‘God.’ She said, ‘I never presumed to tell anyone who could make a rainbow what color to make children.’ — Richard Dawson

We have three cats. It’s like having children, but there is no tuition involved. — Ron Reagan

As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. — Hilary Rosen

Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development. — Marian Wright Edelman

I grew up in a pretty large family. We were really close-knit, so I definitely want to have lots and lots of children. — Anne Hathaway

To my mind, the education of children – girl children, specifically – is what really creates an enlightened society. It creates a liberal society. — Anand Mahindra

My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. — Angelina Jolie

You must work – we must all work to make the world worthy of its children. — Pablo Casals

All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think. — Ken Robinson

Women hold up more than half the sky and represent much of the world’s unrealized potential. They are the educators. They raise the children. They hold families together and increasingly drive economies. They are natural leaders. We need their full engagement… in government, business and civil society. — Ban Ki-moon

I’ve always assumed that my parents and my in-laws would live with me when I get older and have children. I just assume it will happen and that it’s the right way to do things. It’s a deeply Indian custom – that you kind of inherit your parents and your spouse’s parents and you take care of them eventually. — Mindy Kaling

If you ask 99.9 percent of parents who have children with autism if we’d rather have the measles versus autism, we’d sign up for the measles. — Jenny McCarthy

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks. — e. e. cummings

The candid and honest and pure heartedness of children has strengthened my views that we are all equal and should be afforded the basic human rights that we all deserve. — Nia Vardalos

Every generation tries to put its doctrine on a high shelf where the children can not reach it. — Walter Rauschenbusch

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. — Brian Tracy

There is nothing better than work. Work is also play; children know that. Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It’s duty. — Mary Oliver

I wanted to write something in a voice that was unique to who I was. And I wanted something that was accessible to the person who works at Dunkin Donuts or who drives a bus, someone who comes home with their feet hurting like my father, someone who’s busy and has too many children, like my mother. — Sandra Cisneros

It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country. — Carlos Slim

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. — Orlando Aloysius Battista

Economists, like royal children, are not punished for their errors. — James Buchan

The reason I actually ran for office is because of Hillary Clinton. Everybody was telling me why I shouldn’t run: I was too young, I had small children, I should start at the school board level. — Nikki Haley

My father was a gruff Irishman who was unable to express feelings and always insisted we be tough. Being a parent, for me, means creating what I didn’t have. I want my children to feel love and be able to express it. — Mike Farrell

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously. — William Bennett

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12. — Lucille Roybal-Allard

I talk to children in schools all over the world, and I’ve found that both boys and girls are fascinated by how hunter-gatherers manage to survive entirely on what’s around them in their environment: trees, rocks, animals and plants. — Michelle Paver

And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can’t be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore. — Sela Ward

I’ve a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women’s issues around the world – like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do. — Martina Navratilova

Living modestly in a suburban neighborhood while trying to support four children through private school is not extravagant or living large. — Marlee Matlin

A few years ago, kids from poor areas in France were asked to draw items of food. For a chicken, they drew a drumstick. For a fish, they drew a fish stick. Those are extremes, but there is a lot that needs to be done to help children discover good food. — Joel Robuchon

Certainly, people can get along without siblings. Single children do, and there are people who have irreparably estranged relationships with their siblings who live full and satisfying lives, but to have siblings and not make the most of that resource is squandering one of the greatest interpersonal resources you’ll ever have. — Jeffrey Kluger

I told Miss Kay we need to make sure our children don’t turn out like I turned out, so they were raised up around biblical instruction. That mixed with discipline – the discipline code, I call it. They just had a lifestyle of seeing their parents do good things. — Phil Robertson

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. — Anne Sullivan

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race. — Margaret Sanger

To protect people’s lives and keep our children safe, we must implement public-works spending and do so proudly. If possible, I’d like to see the Bank of Japan purchase all of the construction bonds that we need to issue to cover the cost. That would also forcefully circulate money in the market. That would be positive for the economy, too. — Shinzo Abe

For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound. It’s a day to honor the deep commitment each of us has to serve the children we teach, the families we heal, and the communities we love. — Randi Weingarten

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

Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs. — Keith Emerson

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. — Albert Einstein

Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. — Mark Twain

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong. — William Shakespeare

The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children. — Jim Henson

Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

He’s my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression… I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent. I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children. — Ronan Farrow

When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one – it’s the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky – in the big cities, too, for that matter. — Maya Angelou

Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse. — H. P. Lovecraft

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom. — Erik Erikson

I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know? — Charlie Sheen

We should educate all Party members and other working people to become genuine patriots who first love their parents, spouses and children and further sincerely shed sweat and dedicate their all to spruce up their homes, villages and workplaces so that they are better than others’ and add lustre to their country, their motherland. — Kim Jong-un

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up. — Maya Angelou

Children are all foreigners. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

My mom was a terrible parent of young children. And thank God – I thank God every time I think of it – I was sent to my paternal grandmother. Ah, but my mother was a great parent of a young adult. — Maya Angelou

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

Parents have no greater responsibility in this world than the bringing up of their children in the right way, and they will have no greater satisfaction as the years pass than to see those children grow in integrity and honesty and make something of their lives. — Gordon B. Hinckley

If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them. — bell hooks

The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children. — Henry Morton Stanley

All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning. — Henry David Thoreau

The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. — Theodore Roosevelt

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

Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. — Maya Angelou

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. — John F. Kennedy

Promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging fitness are so important for our children’s development and reducing the nation’s epidemic of childhood obesity. — Marcia Fudge

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. — Aristotle

I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task. — Mahatma Gandhi

I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn’t hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away. — Gary Oldman

Half of Syria’s refugees are children, and we know what can happen to children who grow to adulthood without hope or opportunity in refugee camps. The camps become fertile recruiting grounds for violent extremists. — Samantha Power

Unemployment is a great tragedy. The man who goes about hopelessly seeking work in order to earn bread for his children is a living reproach to civilization. — Carlos Saavedra Lamas

I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age. — Cat Cora

The emotions, responsibilities – and the pain – of motherhood are unique to each of us with children. Ask any woman, and she will have her own story to tell. — Fiona Barton

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. — Aristotle

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul. — Mahatma Gandhi

The people of the State of Texas consist principally of men, women, and children, with a sprinkling of cowboys. The weather is very good, thermometer rarely rising above 2,500 degrees in the shade and hardly ever below 212. — O. Henry

I would have a workshop attached to every school, and one hour a day given up to the teaching of simple decorative arts. It would be a golden hour to the children. — Oscar Wilde

We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. — H. L. Mencken

The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. — Neil Gaiman

Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland?’ Is ‘Treasure Island?’ These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up. — A. A. Milne

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry. — Democritus

Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they’re 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education. — Ed Markey

Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio. — Melinda Gates

I don’t use the phrase ‘I love you’ very often, but I say it every time I talk to my children. — George Hamilton

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. — Pat Robertson

As motherhood is the greatest and most natural God-given gift for women for posterity, it would seem that the birth and rearing of children, in the way which to us seems most ideal, would be the most satisfying and the most rewarding career for a woman. — Rose Kennedy

The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can’t black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework? — Henry Louis Gates

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. — Wangari Maathai

Having children really changes your priorities. — Cindy Crawford

Some kids win the lottery at birth; far too many don’t – and most people have a hard time catching up over the rest of their lives. Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults. — James Heckman

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. — Plato

I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers. — James Patterson

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

I’ve learned in my life that things change. Seasons changes, times change. We take different jobs. Our children grow. So, we have to study the people in our lives and adapt to them, because when we do that, we get more out of our relationships. — Victoria Osteen

I had been taught that if I cried, to be quiet about it, so whereas I never howled, the least thing made me cry both at school and at home. Crying tends to separate a child from other children, for even children dislike a cry baby, and I had no friends in the world. — Frederick Banting

We don’t classify all doctors as incompetent because of the infrequent instances of medical malpractice. We don’t use the example of one bad teacher in our children’s school to draw a negative conclusion of the entire teaching profession. We should apply that same rational standard when it comes to how we view law enforcement. — Thom Tillis

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. — H. L. Mencken

I think that there’s no doubt that as I see friends, families, children of gay couples who are thriving, you know, that has an impact on how I think about these issues. — Barack Obama

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. — George Bernard Shaw

I have known plenty of people who, in their later years, had the energy of children and the kind of curiosity and fascination with things like little children. I think we can keep that, and I think it’s important to keep that part of staying young. But I also think it’s great fun growing old. — Johnny Depp

Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I’m very grateful for the support and kindness that we’ve gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband’s policies or what have you, they care about children and that’s been good to see. — Michelle Obama

Real fatherhood means love and commitment and sacrifice and a willingness to share responsibility and not walking away from one’s children. — William Bennett

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. — Theodore Roosevelt

If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate – first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all. — Kirsten Gillibrand

I have very good executives and great children. They’re very good. — Donald Trump

When a president makes life and death decisions, he should draw strength and wisdom from broad and deep experience with the reasons for and the risks of committing our children to our defense. For no matter how many others are involved in the decision, the president is a lonely man in a dark room when the casualty reports come in. — John McCain

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue. — Plato

We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens. — Sandra Day O’Connor

It is the children between five and seven who are the word-lovers. It is they who show a predisposition toward such study. Their undeveloped minds can not yet grasp a complete idea with distinctness. They do, however, understand words. And they may be entirely carried away by their ecstatic, their tireless interest in the parts of speech. — Maria Montessori

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. — George Bernard Shaw

No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could’ve done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it’s best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes. — Billy Graham

Everyone knows that at the age of 11-12, children have a marked impulse to form themselves into groups and that the respect paid to the rules and regulations of their play constitutes an important feature of this social life. — Jean Piaget

I’m asking myself, ‘What do my girls, what do all our children deserve in their president? What kind of a president do we want for them?’ Well, to start with, I think we want someone who is a unifying force in this country: someone who sees our differences not as a threat, but as a blessing. — Michelle Obama

Increased physical activity during the school day can help children’s attention, classroom behavior, and achievement test scores. Meanwhile, the decline of play is closely linked to ADHD; behavioral problems; and stunted social, cognitive, and creative development. — Darell Hammond

We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings. — Carl Sagan

And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. — Black Elk

Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children’s right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future. — Michael Morpurgo

Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children. — Wilfrid Laurier

Raising children is like a hit and run. You’ve been hit, you can’t flag the person down, you’re wounded and you don’t know who to blame, and no one helps you. And it’s weeks, maybe months, before you find out what really happened. — George Newbern

Children’s Day Dates around the world

The officially recognized date of Children’s Day varies from country to country. This section lists some significant examples, in order of date of observance.

Occurrence Dates Countries and regions
First Friday of January Jan 6, 2017
Jan 5, 2018
Jan 4, 2019
 Bahamas
11 January  Tunisia
Second Saturday of January Jan 14, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
Jan 12, 2019
 Thailand
Second Sunday of February Feb 12, 2017
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 10, 2019
 Cook Islands
 Nauru
 Niue
 Tokelau
 Cayman Islands
13 February  Myanmar
First Sunday of March March 5, 2017
March 4, 2018
March 3, 2019
 New Zealand
17 March  Bangladesh
4 April  Taiwan
 Hong Kong
5 April  Palestine
12 April  Bolivia
 Haiti
Last Saturday of April[20] Apr 29, 2017
Apr 28, 2018
Apr 27, 2019
 Colombia
23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day  Turkey
30 April  Mexico
5 May 5 May  South Korea
 Japan
Second Sunday of May May 14, 2017
May 13, 2018
May 12, 2019
 Spain
 United Kingdom
10 May  Maldives
17 May  Norway
27 May  Nigeria
Last Sunday of May May 28, 2017
May 27, 2018
May 26, 2019
 Hungary
Ascension Day May 25, 2017
May 10, 2018
May 30, 2019
 American Samoa
 Falkland Islands
 Solomon Islands
1 June  Albania
 Algeria
 Angola
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Belarus
 Benin
 Bulgaria
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 People’s Republic of China
 Cambodia
 Czech Republic
 East Timor
 Ecuador
 Estonia
 Ethiopia
 Georgia
 Guinea-Bissau
 Kazakhstan
 Kosovo
 Kyrgyzstan
 Laos
 Latvia
 Lebanon
 Lithuania
 Macedonia
 Macau
 Moldova
 Mongolia
 Montenegro
 Mozambique
 Myanmar
 Nicaragua
 Poland
 Portugal
 Romania
 Russia
 São Tomé and Príncipe
 Serbia
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 Tajikistan
 Tanzania
 Turkmenistan
 Ukraine
 Uzbekistan
 Vietnam
 Yemen
2 June  North Korea
Second Sunday of June Jun 11, 2017
Jun 10, 2018
Jun 9, 2019
 United States
25 June 25 Jun 201220 Oct 2013

19 Oct 2014

19 Oct 15~17

Syrian Arab Republic
1 July  Pakistan
Third Sunday of July Jul 16, 2017
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 21, 2019
 Cuba
 Panama
 Venezuela
23 July[21]  Indonesia
29 July  Colombia
First Sunday of August Aug 6, 2017
Aug 5, 2018
Aug 4, 2019
 Uruguay[citation needed]
16 August  Paraguay
Third Sunday of August Aug 20, 2017
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 18, 2019
 Argentina
 Peru
9 September  Costa Rica
10 September  Honduras
Bhadra 29 14 Sept
15 Sept(leap year)
   Nepal
20 September  Austria

 Germany

25 September  Netherlands (Oosterhout)
1 October  El Salvador
 Guatemala
 Sri Lanka
First Friday of October Oct 6, 2017
Oct 5, 2018
Oct 4, 2019
 Singapore
First Wednesday of October (Children’s Day recognition and assignation)
Second Sunday of August (Children’s Day observance)
Oct 4, 2017
Oct 3, 2018
Oct 2, 2019
 Chile
8 October  Iran
12 October  Brazil
Fourth Saturday of October Oct 28, 2017
Oct 27, 2018
Oct 26, 2019
 Malaysia
Fourth Wednesday of October Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2017
Oct 19 – Oct 28, 2018
Oct 18 – Oct 27, 2019
Celebrated as National Children’s Week
 Australia (See: http://www.childrensweek.org.au/)
First Saturday of November Nov 4, 2017
Nov 3, 2018
Nov 2, 2019
 South Africa
11 November  Croatia
14 November  India
20 November Arab League Arab World
 Azerbaijan
 Canada
 Croatia
 Cyprus
 Egypt
 Ethiopia
 Finland
 France
 Greece
 Ireland
 Israel
[check quotation syntax]  Kenya
 Malaysia
 Macedonia
 Netherlands
 Philippines
 Serbia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
  Switzerland
 United Arab Emirates
 Trinidad and Tobago
5 December  Suriname
23 December  South Sudan
 Sudan
25 December  Congo
 Congo DR
 Cameroon
 Equatorial Guinea
 Gabon
 Chad
 Central African Republic