98 Quotes about Children + 10 Poems on Kids
You can express your love for your children with children’s sayings and quotes from famous personalities. But even children themselves often speak freely from the child’s mouth and lead to many a laugh. We have collected sayings and poems for you as well as tips on how you can use them.
Children’s sayings are suitable, for example, for particularly lovingly designed cards for the birth of a child or for gifts that come from the heart. But you can also send the funny sayings of children, for example, to parents to make them laugh.
The Most Beautiful Quotes about Children
In certain situations, children’s sayings are particularly suitable for expressing love for them.
Below we have collected some beautiful, funny, naughty, short and dear children’s sayings for you.
Here you will find beautiful quotes about family.
Beautiful and Lovely Quotes about Kids
Children enrich our lives in many ways. The following children’s sayings are quotes from people who can express this in wonderful words.
- If you criticize a child too often, he will learn to judge others. If you praise him regularly, he will learn to appreciate.
(Maria Montessori, Italian educator, 1870-1952)
- In the small world in which children live, there is nothing so clearly recognized and felt by them as injustice.
(Charles Dickens, English writer, 1812-1870)
- The best thing for a child to play with is another child.
(Friedrich Froebel, German pedagogue, 1782-1852)
- Children first love their parents blindly, later they begin to judge them, sometimes they even forgive them.
(Oscar Wilde, Irish poet, 1854-1900)
- That’s why I love children, because they still see the world and themselves in the beautiful magic mirror of their imagination.
(Theodor Storm, German writer, 1817-1888)
- Children are guests who ask for directions.
- Two things children should get from their parents: Roots and wings.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
- It is not the child who should adapt to the environment. But we should adapt the environment to the child.
- Children are like flowers. You have to bend down to them if you want to recognize them.
- Children are hopes.
(Novalis, German poet, 1772-1801)
- A child is a book from which we should read and in which we should write.
(Peter Rosegger, Austrian writer, 1843-1918)
- Three things have remained for us from paradise: the stars of the night, the flowers of the day and the eyes of children.
(Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and philosopher, 1265-1321)
- It is easier to raise strong children than to fix broken people.
(Frederick Douglass, Afro-American writer, 1818-1895)
- At first children love their parents; after a time they condemn them; seldom, if ever, do they forgive them.
- He who neglects to raise his son as a friend has lost him where he ceases to be a child.
(Friedrich Rückert, German poet, 1788-1866)
- A mother is the only person in the world who loves you even before she knows you.
(Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator and social reformer, 1746-1827)
- The best method of education for a child is to provide him with a good mother.
(Christian Morgenstern, German poet, 1871-1914)
- The life of the parents is the book in which the children read.
(Aurelius Augustinus, Roman bishop, 354-430 A.D.)
- Parents find it hardest to forgive their children for the mistakes they themselves have taught them to make.
(Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Moravian-Austrian writer, 1830-1916)
- And in the end, your child’s laughter is the only currency that exists.
- Children are little people, people are big children.
(Onorato Fava, Italian teacher and writer, 1859-1941)
- Nature wants children to be children before they become adults.
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss writer, 1712-1778)
- Many children, many blessings.
- The children are the progress itself – trust in them.
(Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian storyteller and lyricist,1875-1926)
- Children make the soul healthy.
(Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, 1821-1881)
- He who lives without children knows of no sorrow,
He who dies without children knows of no joy.
- The children are the conscience of the parents.
(Theodor Toeche-Mittler, German historian, 1837-1919)
- Children need examples, not criticism.
(Joseph Joubert, French moralist, 1754-1824)
- Those who have children also have blessings.
- He who has no child should not give advice about children.
(From the Jabo)
Bible Verses about Children
Kids are integral to and ever present within our minds. We care for them, we nourish them and we want them to succeed. But how do we help kids thrive? How can we amplify their voices? And what does the Bible say about children?
We know that we can never care about children as much as God cares about them. Jesus is with children everywhere, in every situation, working to show them his love. Our prayer is that our work would always be guided by God’s word and his unfailing love for his children.
Below are a few Bible verses about kids that remind us how much God cares for children..
- Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
- Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
- People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
- Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
- At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”
- “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.“
- Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
- He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
- “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
- “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”
- “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.”
- “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.”
- “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
- “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”
Quotes about Kids Growing Up
Children grow up. As a parent, you are both proud and a little sad when they start leaving the nest. It goes by so fast that you don’t realize snuggling on the couch watching their favorite movie might be the last time they want to spend time together before they "aren’t a baby anymore."
Below you’ll find a few beautifully crafted original quotes about children growing up.
- From a smiling baby to a willful toddler to now a teen, you grew up in the blink of an eye.
- Your childlike laughter, smiles, and snuggles filled my world with joy.
- Without me realizing it, those small precious moments became precious memories.
- I thought we’d have a thousand more moments; then, in a flash, you were all grown up.
- One moment you needed me for everything, and the next, you wanted help with nothing. The change was much too sudden.
- Watching kids grow up is a tricky business for a parent. It’s a long and short process all at once.
- When your child is growing, they don’t warn you about those last little moments, like the last "carry me," "get me water," or "hug me," and how much you miss them.
- Cherish the small insignificant moments. They become the lasting memories.
- Children are only little for a blink; then, they are all grown up. Make sure to make each moment matter.
- Childhood is but a short snippet in the sands of time.
"Children are …" Quotes
The following children’s sayings are about the positive qualities of children and why you should be thankful for children.
The sayings also express appreciation towards children and how important they are in our lives.
- Children are the wings of man.
- Children are our best judges.
(Otto von Bismarck, German politician, 1815-1898)
- Children are the wisdom of the nation.
Children are the wisdom of nature.
(From the Jabo)
- Children are the voice of the people.
- Children are the bridge to heaven.
- Children are the real teachers of mankind.
(Peter Rosegger, Austrian writer, 1843-1918)
- Children are the greatest treasure on earth.
- Children are the natural part of a family.
- Children are the best thing this earth has to offer.
(Julius Langbehn, German writer and philosopher, 1851-1907)
Here you’ll find more thankful quotes.
Funny Quotes from Children
The following children’s sayings are sentences that children have formulated themselves. Children often tend to say what they are thinking at the moment.
This can lead to funny or embarrassing situations in public. With these sentences from children and about children, there is guaranteed to be something for every sense of humor.
- My socks have bad breath.
- My mom always wears underpants where her butt peeks out – I don’t think she can afford whole ones.
- Child to mom: "When are you going to be a girl?" – "Honey, I am a girl after all." – "No, mommy, you’re a woman."
- Mom, you have to watch where you’re going! Otherwise you’ll hurt yourself.
- I need a cigarette to wipe my mouth.
- Child on rocking horse: "Look, Mom, I’m a callboy."
- Child next to pregnant woman: "Mom, why did the woman eat her baby?"
- Did you get your finger stuck, Grandma? It doesn’t matter, you’re already old anyway!
- Child to their grandma: "What are those beautiful patterns on your face?"
- Mom is not in a good mood, she has her period.
- Pants that are too big slip down: "Mom, I think my skin is too slippery."
Here you will find more funny quotes.
Cheeky and Short Quotes about Kids
These short and sometimes cheeky sayings come both from famous personalities and from children themselves.
- Today’s children are bullies. They contradict their parents, spill food and annoy their teachers.
(Socrates, Greek philosopher, 469-399 B.C.)
- Children must have a lot of patience with adults.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and pilot, 1900-1944)
- One could give birth to educated children if the parents were educated.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
- I know I came out of Mama’s tummy – I just don’t know why she ate me.
- Children and drunks always tell the truth.
- I don’t like potato, you always have to make them naked before eating.
- In the past, children had snotty noses, today snotty noses have children.
- The spoken word always has children, and its children are called counterwords.
(Hermann Oeser, German educator, 1849-1912)
- The father rather feeds ten children than ten children feed the father.
- In the past, parents taught their children to speak; today, children teach their parents to keep their mouths shut.
Quotes about Children to Think about
Profound children’s sayings can make you think. They usually contain a message for the reader.
- Whom adults love, children love even more.
(Jean Paul, German writer, 1763-1825)
- In the house that has no children, you have no light.
- Children cannot understand that they are still young.
- One should study the origin of societies in the child. The child is humanity in its beginning; children are the first human beings.
(Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, French social novelists, 1830-1870/1822-1896)
- You shall honor your children, for they will outlive you.
(Emil Gött, German writer, 1864-1908)
- Stay a child so that your children can always love you.
- Children need much love and example and very little religious teaching.
(Carl Hilty, Swiss politician, 1833-1909)
- All children are grateful when you spend time with them.
(Honoré de Balzac, French novelist, 1799-1850)
- The children find in the nothing the whole, the adults in the whole the nothing.
(Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet, 1798-1837)
- "I’m sick of children." Someone who talks like that doesn’t have any flowers either.
- Children look more at what parents do than what they say.
- Children are especially lovable because they always live in the present.
(Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist, 1828-1910)
- Children do not reckon with time, hence their long and thorough observations.
(Jakob Bosshart, Swiss teacher, 1862-1924)
- Children live, thrive, and become intoxicated in the sphere of thought that emanates from their playmates.
(Prentice Mulford, US journalist, 1836-1891)
Here you will find more smart quotes to think about.
Poems about Children
If sayings are too short for you and you prefer poems, we have compiled ten beautiful poems about children below.
Some of them will surely bring a smile to your face.
O how grateful is a child
O how grateful is a child.
I nurture the tender plant,
I protect it from storm and plight,
It will be a jewel in the sky’s recant.
How teachable is a child.
As you teach it to read
in the book in which we delight,
So shall his whole being be bathed in good deed.
I must become like a child
if I want to come to the Father;
Children, children, come reviled,
I would gladly be taken along into the wild.
(Clemens Brentano, German writer, 1778-1842)
What I ask a lot is how old they are about,
The age does not matter, the playing makes the child in joy shout.
(Franz Grillparzer, Austrian writer, 1791-1872)
The gift table is dull and empty
The gift table is dull and empty.
The children stare stupidly aplenty.
Then the father lets one crack.
The children start laughing as a pack,
So you can also with small things in a sack
bring joy to the children without a hack.
The mother carries the child in her womb for three quarters of a year;
The mother carries the child in her arms, because it was still weak with fear;
The mother carries the children in her heart forever dear.
(Friedrich von Logau, German poet, 1605-1655)
I am coming soon, you golden child
I am coming soon, you golden child,
In vain the winter locks us undefiled
In our warm rooms.
Let us sit by the fire
And enjoy ourselves a thousandfold at the pyre,
We’ll love each other like little angels.
We want to make little wreaths,
We’ll make little bouquets for peace
And be like little children.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
Not as property given
Not as property given
Our children were given to us,
Only from heaven it was lent with vision.
That for their happiness we may live
And in our faithful care
Feed, nurture and educate as a mission.
(David Haek, Austrian-Hungarian writer, 1854-?)
But you can not move their stars
The plentiful and wonderful
Is not able to confuse a child.
Because children buzz like flies through their years
Buzzing. – Not knowing where they are.
Only before the allegedly true
A child is frightened by the supposedly true clarities.
The child must learn, must experience bitterly through and through
Doesn’t know what for.
Just listen: It has to be like this.
And one pain after the other comes
Into the floating breast.
Until the little breast lowers in composure,
And the child thinks in closure.
(Joachim Ringelnatz, German poet and painter, 1883-1934)
And even if the world becomes so old
And even if the world becomes so old,
man remains a child.
Smashes his toys with violence without scold,
as children are.
When everything is cut into small pieces
And nothing more to spoil,
he searches again – rejoiced –
and then plays with the broken pieces with joy.
(Carl Spitzweg, German painter, 1808-1885)
Do not disturb the dream of a child
Do not disturb the dream of a child,
When a lust is in their heart;
Their pain hurts them no less, no mild,
Than thine own pains!
Many an old man wears it,
Whose heart has long since ceased to flame,
In his face a wrinkle
That comes from childhood all the same.
Easily withers the flower ere evening,
For thou hast carelessly blotted out
The drop of dew that rejuvenates with meaning,
In the morning it refreshes.
(Julius Hammer, German writer, 1810-1862)
A child lies in the cradle
A child lies in the cradle,
Joined to us both,
Many wounds and many victories able,
Emerge anew to the world.
The eyes with the moist
Blue beads sweet and clear,
They must now already shine and hoist,
In the light that was ours.
The little hands with the many
Round dimples still in them,
They will once with calluses steady,
Understand the meaning of life.
The wounds and the victories
Are not worth a single blow –
A child lies in the cradle, ready for histories,
And smiles into the day.
(Alfons Petzold, Austrian writer, 1882-1923)
Tips for the Use of Kids' Quotes
Beautiful children’s sayings can be sent mainly in messages via WhatsApp and Co., but you can also use them for personal gifts.
A wonderful memory is always to frame a beautiful picture of the child with the selected saying.
We have collected a few ideas for you in this chapter.
Children’s Saying in Picture Frame
Especially if the children’s saying is a profound quote, the saying is suitable for a picture in the frame. Alternatively, the poems listed here are also suitable for a gift.
For example, you can print the saying or poem on a colorful sheet of paper and choose a suitable frame. If you are particularly creative, you can also write the saying yourself in a beautiful handwriting on the paper.
Finally, place the picture with the children’s saying in a beautiful frame. You can also decorate it as you wish. There are no limits to your creativity.
The picture frame makes a beautiful decoration in the children’s room, for example. So the child has the saying always in sight. Likewise, you can hang it in the parents' bedroom, if your child can not yet read.
Gift Printed with Children’s Saying
Another option is to have a fun or beautiful children’s saying printed on an item to give as a gift.
You can also do this, for example, with a saying that your child or someone else in your family has said themselves.
For this purpose, it is useful, for example, to create a notebook and write down the sayings that the child himself has said. This will make the gift even more personal.
You can have printed, among other things, mugs, T-shirts, fabric bags, pillows or other gift items.
Create a Photo Album with Sayings
A photo album is one of the best ways to capture memories. Nowadays, the gallery of smartphone, laptop and other technical devices is full of pictures, but rarely do you take the time to look at them.
With a photo album, you have the opportunity to compile the most beautiful photos of your child or children with matching children’s sayings.
Design the album according to your ideas. For example, albums with black paper are especially beautiful. You can then write the selected sayings with a white or silver pen next to, under or over the photos.
Maybe there was even a moment when the child said something funny and you took photos.