Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
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.
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul.
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.
Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.
If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
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