Quotes about children

Here you will find the most beautiful quotes, sayings and wisdom about children and children's laughter, sorted alphabetically and clearly presented for you.

Quotes about children, childhood and children's laughter

The quotes we found about children are also ideal as congratulatory text on cards for the birth of children or for congratulatory emails or Whatsapp messages.

Quotes about children
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Browse through our overview of the most beautiful quotes about children, sayings about mothers and fathers. Read wisdom about childhood, kindergarten, and upbringing from all kinds of authors from various eras.

  • Nothing seems so weak to children as a threat that is not fulfilled before evening. Jean Paul
  • Don't limit your child to what you've learned because they were born in a different time. From the Hebrew
  • That's why I love children, because they still see the world and themselves in the beautiful magic mirror of their imagination. Theodor Storm
  • A mother's heart is her child's classroom. Henry Ward Beecher
  • The heart of a little child is like the heart of God. Chinese proverb
  • The jewel of heaven is the sun, the jewel of the house is the child. chinese proverb
  • The child believes and loves long before he thinks and works. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
  • The child is still a symbol of a constant union of love and duty. George Eliot
  • Parents' life is the book that children read. Augustine Aurelius
  • Your child is as free as it can be. Let it go and hear, find and fall, get up and err. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
  • The adult pays attention to deeds, the child to love. Indian proverb
  • The main attraction of childhood is based on the fact that everything, down to the domestic animals, is friendly and benevolent towards the children, for from this arises a feeling of security which escapes at the first step into the hostile world and never returns. Friedrich Hebbel
  • Man is a child only once in his life and he must remain so until he has inherited his childhood on to another. Friedrich Schiller
  • The child's exuberantly fertile spirit does not need any external events to find activity and amusement. Edgar Allan Poe
  • The work will not run away if you show your child the rainbow. But the rainbow is not waiting until you're done with the work. Chinese proverb
  • The best method of bringing up a child is to give it a good mother. Christian Morgenstern
  • The impressions of childhood are deeply rooted. Karl Emil Franzos
  • The first half of our lives is ruined by parents, the second by children. Clarence Darrow

Childhood has its secrets and wonders - but who can tell and who can interpret it? We have all wandered through this silent wonder forest - we once opened our eyes in blissful anesthesia and the beautiful reality of life flooded our souls. In the heart it was as bright as the spring sky, fresh as the scent of violets - still and sacred like a Sunday morning. Friedrich Max Müller

  • The children find the whole in nothing, the adults find nothing in the whole. Giacomo Leopardi
  • The child's soul is so delicate and sacred that it should only be entrusted to teacher-artists. Ida Boy-Ed
  • Most people who get old early always have been. There are senile children, just as there are children's souls in old people. Carl Ludwig Schleich
  • Nature wants children to be children before they become adults. If we want to reverse this order, we will produce precocious fruits that have neither juice nor strength: young old people and old young people. Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Psychology does not stop learning, especially in the child's soul. Ludwig Adolf Wiese
  • The child's soul is sacred and what is brought before it must at least have the value of cleanliness. Johann Gottfried von Herder
  • The sun only shines on the man's eye, but it shines into the child's eye and heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Three things have remained from paradise: the stars of the night, the flowers of the day and the eyes of children. Dante Alighieri

    • You can give your love to your children, but not your thoughts. They have their own. Khalil Gibran
    • A scholar in his laboratory is not just a technician; he is also before the laws of nature like a child before the fairytale world. Marie Curie
    • A child is a book from which we should read and write. Peter Rosegger
    • A child is a love that has become visible. Novalis
    • A child is not a vessel that needs to be filled, but a fire that needs to be kindled. Francois Rabelais
    • A person who does not like children and animals is untrustworthy. Carl Hilty
    • I endure a sad man, but not a sad child. Jean Paul
    • Parents are hardest to forgive their children for the mistakes they have brought up for them. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
    • It is the punishment of our own youthful sins that we must be lenient towards those of our children. Friedrich Hebbel
    • For a father whose child dies, the future dies. For a child whose parents are dying, the past is dying. Berthold Auerbach
    • I hadn't the faintest idea that there could be so much in a five-month-old child. Charles Darwin
    • In the small world in which children live, there is nothing so clearly recognized and felt by them as injustice. Charles Dickens
    • In the children you experience your own life again, and only now do you understand it completely. Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
    • Isn't childhood the hidden germ from which the rich tree of life with all its sufferings and joys gradually breaks apart? Johann Peter Hebel
    • No child is so good that the mother is not happy when she finally sleeps. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • No one should approach a child with a face other than a friendly face, because the child understands natural language before it understands the mother tongue. Johann Michael Sailer
    • Child - a living being who - hardly having learned to speak - is immediately forbidden to keep his mouth shut. Author unknown
    • Children - little beings who are not allowed to behave like their parents of the same age. Author unknown
    • Children do not experience anything as sharp and bitter as injustice. Charles Dickens
    • Children have the magical gift of transforming themselves into whatever they want. Author unknown
    • Children love so easily, so intimately; how bad must he do it they hate! Jean Paul
    • Children must be very lenient with adults. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    • Children are a bridge to heaven. Persian proverb
    • Children are my favorite pastime. Adelbert von Chamisso
Quotes about children and childhood
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  • Children are always egotistical and the thing is, and it comes back to normal, that their own children later give them a good nut to crack. Theodor Fontane
  • Children and clocks must not be constantly wound, they have to go too. Jean Paul
  • Children who laugh a lot fight on the side of the angels. Rabanus Maurus
  • Noise from children is a dream of the future. Author unknown

One can learn a lot from children. For example, how much patience you have. Franklin P. Jones

  • Childhood is a constant, innocent listening to forbidden doors. You hear what you shouldn't hear. Oscar Wilde
  • With the children you have to be tender and friendly. Family life is the best band. Children are our best judge. Otto von Bismarck
  • With a childhood full of love, one can endure the cold world for half a lifetime. Jean Paul
  • Being with children is balm for the soul. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • It is not the possession of material goods that illuminates childhood, but the love and mood of the parents. Rudolf von Tavel
  • You should never despise or laugh at any game that children have come up with, but always take them seriously. Remember, they are inventors! They express themselves in their games as free, thinking spirits. Heinrich Lhotzky
  • Children are never made as much as in bad times, you comfort yourself for free at night for the needs of the day. Denis Diderot
  • Only a mother knows what to love and to be happy means. Adelbert von Chamisso
  • Without children the world would be a desert. Jeremias Gotthelf
  • Get rid of the many tears of children! Long rains are harmful to the flowers. Jean Paul
  • When the children are young, we have to help them take root. But when they have grown up, we have to give them wings. Indian proverb
  • Animals and small children are the mirror of nature. Epicurus from Samos
  • And there seemed a love so firmly in the child's soul, the memory of a previous love before the birth. Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch
  • Our child - this is your day, may your path find fulfillment and reach the height of the sun. Indian prayer
  • Lots of children, lots of worries. No child, no joy. Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • What one loved as a child, remains in the possession of the heart into old age. Khalil Gibran
  • What even the women left us uneducated, the children train in us when we deal with them. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • When you see a child, you've caught God red-handed. Martin Luther
  • If we want to achieve true peace in the world, we have to start with the children. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Anyone who has no child has no light in their eyes. Persian proverb
  • Those who don't have children and raise them only know half of life. Theodor Hieck
  • Anyone who promises something to children, be it a game, a gift or the rod, keep it like an oath. Peter Rosegger
  • Whoever loves his child does not need to raise it. Indian proverb
  • Just as no ivy wraps itself around the pillar of ice, so no child's soul clings to an ice-cold, loveless heart. Lorenz waiter
  • Two things should get children from their parents: roots and wings. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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