Kids Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old kids quotes, kids sayings, and kids proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.      

Liam Neeson

Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.     

Chris Rock

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.     

Fred Astaire

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.     

William Stafford

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.     

JOHNNY DEPP

Kids are capable of handling a lot more than you think if you are willing to commit some time.     

DAVID HARTMAN

Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.     

ED ASNER

Kids will reach whatever expectation you set for them.     

JAMES SULLIVAN

Kids flourish if we get them to school every day.     

CONNIE SMITH

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.     

Bill Cosby

Of course if you like your kids, if you love them from the moment they begin, you yourself begin all over again, in them, with them, and so there is something more to the world again.     

William Saroyan

No kid is unsmart. Every kid's a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.     

Robin Sharma

Kids can gain courage when they're around us. They become more secure if they know they're important enough for us to invest time with them.      

Timothy Smith

Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.     

Zig Ziglar

All kids are gifted. Some just open their packages earlier than others.     

Michael Carr

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them     

Earvin Magic Johnson

Kids spell love T-I-M-E.     

John Crudele

You don't always know what your kids will do, but your kids should always know what you will do.     

Joyce Sanders

When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts.     

Robert Brault

Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.      

Robert Brault

My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.     

Karen Brown

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says keep away from children.      

Susan Savannah

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

Angela Schwindt

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Children make you want to start life over.     

Muhammad Ali

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.     

Franklin P. Jones

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.     

Marcelene Cox

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.      

Harold S. Hulbert

Children are a poor man's wealth.     

Danish proverb

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

Lady Bird Johnson

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.     

Bob Talbert

Let's face it, there's lots of spoiled kids out there . . . because you can't spank Grandma.     

Janet Anderson

What is a home without children? Quiet.     

Henny Youngman

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.     

Harold Hulbert

Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.     

Red Skelton

Children are our most valuable resource.     

Herbert Hoover

I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!     

David Vitter

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

John W. Whitehead

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.     

W. E. B. Du Bois

Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp... but give them a squeeze and you get it all back.     

Ann Van Tassells

Your children teach you so much. It's a real mirror of yourself.     

Kate Hudson

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.     

John F. Kennedy

Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded.     

Jess Lair

...in serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity.     

Carol Bellamy

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.     

Desmond Tutu

Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside each of them is our hope for the future.     

Janusz Korczak

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.     

Fran Lebowitz

Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.     

Wayne Dyer

Children run wildly, breathlessly... facing the wind...absorbing its speed.     

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