Quotes About Children

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

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.  
— Walt Streightiff

Every child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
— Chinese Proverb

Inspirational Quotes

[Aim] for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.
—  Les Brown

Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see further.
—  Author Unknown

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
— Albert Szent Gyorgi

All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
— Walt Disney

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
— Joseph Addison

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
— Confucius

A mistake is only a mistake if you don’t learn from it.
— Author Unknown

Quotes about Books

TV.  If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six.  Open your child's imagination.  Open a book.  
— Author Unknown

Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
— Author Unknown

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
— Joseph Addison  

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
— Walt Disney

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

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
— Jorge Luis Borges

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
— Marilyn Jager Adams

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
— Jacqueline Kennedy

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go.
— Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  
— Edmund Burke

A house without books is like a room without windows.  
— Heinrich Man

One Final Thought:

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom did not lie at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in a kindergarten classroom.

These are the things I learned.  Share everything.  Play fair.  Don't hit people.  Put things back where you found them.  Clean up your own mess.  Don't take things that aren't yours.

Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.  Wash your hands before you eat.  Flush.  Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.  Live a balanced life.  Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap in the afternoon.  When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.  Be aware of wonder.  Remember the little seed in the plastic cup.  The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup - they all die.  So do we.

Think about what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk at 3 o'clock every afternoon, and then lay down with our blankets for a nap.  Or if we had a basic policy in our nations always to put things back where we found them and to clean up our own messes.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

— Robert Fulghum