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Famous Quotes

Quotes on Children



"Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate."

Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady


"You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way."

Henry Ward Beecher, Reverend and social activist


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

Doc Childre, founder of the nonprofit institute HeartMath, a research and education organization


"An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with - for you are a caretaker for those moments in time."

English proverb


"The soul is healed by being with children."




Mohandes Ghandi, political and spiritual leader in India


"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."




Emma Goldman, author


"No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."




Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady


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




Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. president


"Children are our most valuable resource."




Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa


"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."




Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa


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



Patrick McDonald, Founder, Viva Network


"Why is it that a child's death amounts to a tragedy, but the death of millions is merely a statistic?"




Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author


"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."




Dwight L. Moody, evangelist


"If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!"




Brad Pitt, actor


"Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right to life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold."





Princess Diana, Princess of Wales


"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."





Dr. Seuss, author


"A person's a person, no matter how small."





Wess Stafford, President, Compassion International


"Every child you encounter is a divine appointment."





David Vitter, U.S. senator


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





John W. Whitehead, founder, Rutherford Institute


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





Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University


"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation."





Bono, lead singer of U2


"God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them."





Bono, lead singer of U2


"To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor ... it's nothing."





Frank Buchman, protestant Christian evangelist


"There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed."





C.S. Lewis, author


"Nothing that you have not given away will ever truly be yours."





Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun


"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."





Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun


"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed."





Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun


"It's the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."





Princess Diana, Princess of Wales


"You can't comfort the afflicted without afflicting the comfortable."




Adam Schiff, U.S. representative


"Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine."




Jim Wallis, founder, Sojourners Magazine


"The Bible insists that the best test of a nation's righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst."



Albert Einstein, physicist


"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."






"There's more to doing good than hating evil."




Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft Corporation


"I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act."




Edmund Burke, author and philosopher


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing."



Epitaph, tombstone inscription in Shrewsbury, England


"For the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Do all the good you can, To all the people you can, In all the ways you can, As long as ever you can."




John Charles Salak, author


"Failures are divided into two classes — those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought."




Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist


"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But ... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'"





Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."





Mohandas Ghandi, political and spiritual leader in India


"Be the change that you want to see in the world."




Sir Winston Churchill, author and former U.K. Prime Minister


"The price of greatness is responsibility."

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