50+ Best Childhood Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to puberty. Profoundly inspirational childhood quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Childhood Quotes

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Kahlil Gibran

Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up.  Daniel Black

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  Chili Davis

We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. Harry Edwards

34. Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. Maria Montessori

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If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent. Bette Davis

Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach. W.E.B. DuBois

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. Robert Brault

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John F. Kennedy

Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives.  Chris Hemsworth

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson

Inspirational Childhood Quotes

To every child—I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy. Malala Yousafzai

Children make your life important. Erma Bombeck

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Graham Greene

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman

For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be. John Connolly

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

When I was growing up, I remember my mother saying, Your friends are like elevators; they will bring you up or down – the choice is yours. David DeNotaris

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. John J. Plomp

Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people.  Henry Cloud

Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind. C.S. Lewis

Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert

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The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them. Richard L. Evans

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead

Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. Diana, Princess of Wales

Amazing Childhood Quotes

One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. Jane Goodall

As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother. Prince William

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglas

Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one. Wendy Dale

Cleaning the house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller

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

Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Children are one third of our population and all of our future. Unknown

Children will listen to you after they feel listened to. Jane Nelsen

Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be. Carolyn Haywood

Children are magic because they look for it. Christopher Moore

Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think. Anne Frank

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

Contemplating childhood is like contemplating a beautiful region as one rides backwards; one really becomes aware of the beauty at that moment, that very instant, when it begins to vanish. Soren Kierkegaard

One of the great lessons I remember my dad constantly emphasizing in our family while I was growing up was ‘Use your R&I.’That is, use your resourcefulness and initiative. He taught us that we were not victims of the circumstances surrounding us, but rather masters of our own destiny.” Stephen Covey

Adults are just outdated children. Dr. Seuss

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