If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
Every child is a deliberate, passionate creation of God. If you doubt that, just look into their eyes. You will find a gentle little spirit who hungers for life - and for your love.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.
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.
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Children are the keys of Paradise. They alone are good and wise, because their thoughts, their very lives are prayer.
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.
Children are born innocent. Before they are domesticated they live in the moment, love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
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.
The legacy I want to leave is a child-care system that says that no kid is going to be left alone or left unsafe.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
We should treat children as God does us, who makes us happiest when He leaves us under the influence of innocent delusions.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.
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