Children Proverbs

By | February 18, 2017

Sayings about Children

Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart. ~ Danish Proverb

The children eat the fruit and the father sleeps on the peel. ~ Cypriot Proverb

You can do anything with children if you only play with them. ~German Proverb

A child without a mother is like a fish in shallow water. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Children are buttonholes that hold their parents together. ~ Arabian Proverb

The ones that matter the most are the children. ~ Native American Proverb

Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home. ~ Irish Proverb

There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~ Traditional Proverb

What the child says, he has heard at home. ~ Nigerian Proverb

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. ~ Chinese Proverb

Children have more need of models than critics. ~ French Proverb

Children will tell you what they do, men what they think and older people what they have seen and heard. ~ Gypsy Proverb

He who has children will never die of starvation. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Bad children? Guilty parents! ~ Myanmar Proverb

When God gives a child, he also gives the clothing. ~ Estonian Proverb

Small children won’t let you sleep, bigger children won’t let you live. ~ Yiddish Proverb

One father can feed seven children, but seven children cannot feed one father. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

Children have a hair of their father. ~ Belgian Proverbs

He who has a lot of money and no children is not rich; he who has many children and no money is not a pauper. ~ Chinese Proverb

Children are the reward of life. ~ Congolese Proverb

Children are a poor man’s wealth. ~ Danish Proverb

What children hear their parents say by the fireside, they repeat in the highway. ~ Spanish Proverb

Even children of the same mother look different. ~ Korean Proverb

The child who loves freedom is the first victim of it. ~ Bambara Proverb

Whoever has no children has no light in his eyes. ~Iranian Proverb

Don’t give a child a name until after it is born. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

If you want your children to have a peaceful life, let them suffer a little hunger and a little coldness. ~ Chinese Proverb

Small children give you headache; big children heartache. ~ Russian Proverb

The child hates the one who gives him all he wants. ~ African Proverb

Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off. ~ English Proverb

Children grow up, with or without parents. ~ Japanese Proverb

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child. ~ Chinese Proverb

The jewel of the air is the sun; the jewel of the house is the child. ~ Chinese Proverb

Children’s love is like water in a basket. ~ Argentine Proverbs

With a child in the house, all corners all full. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A rich child often sits in a poor mother’s lap. ~ Danish Proverb

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old. ~ English Proverbs

Late children are early orphans. ~ Spanish Proverb

Each child brings his own blessing into the world. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Give your children too much freedom and you lose your own. ~ Russian Proverb

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. ~ Chinese Proverb

When a rich man wants children, he gets dollars, when a poor man wants dollars, he gets children. ~ Arabian Proverb

When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A house without a dog, a cat, or a little child is a house without joy or laughter. ~ Scottish Proverbs

More precious than our children are the children of our children. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

The adult looks to deeds, the child to love. ~ Hindustani Proverb

A child is a bridge to heaven. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Children who get everything they ask for seldom succeed in life. ~ Filipino Proverbs

When the child falls the mother weeps; when the mother falls the child laughs. ~ Rwandan Proverb

Better the child cry, than the mother sigh. ~ Danish Proverbs

A house without children is a graveyard. ~ Indian Proverbs

Hold your children with your heart but teach them with your hands. ~ Russian Proverbs

If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Children of the same mother do not always agree. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Quotations about Children

Saying about Children

It takes three to make a child. ~ EE Cummings

Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too. ~ Author Unknown

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built. ~ Dr. James C. Dobson

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. ~Charles Dickens,

The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet. ~ Isadora Duncan

Children are poor men’s riches. ~ John Ray (1627-1705, British naturalist)

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. ~ Author Unknown

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

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children. ~ Princess Diana

A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap. ~ Author Unknown

What is done to children, they will do to society. ~ Karl A. Menninger

The world today is bad… because people don’t talk to the children in the way that the children need. ~ Pablo Casals

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

Children and drunks always speak the truth. ~ Author Unknown

It is dangerous to confuse children with angels. ~ David Fyfe

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. ~Giacomo Leopardi

We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Let the child’s first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.~ Benjamin Franklin

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. ~ Luther Burbank

Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them? ~ Epictetus

Where children are, there is the golden age. ~ Novalis

Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions. ~ Saki

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. ~ Isadora Duncan

A child miseducated is a child lost. ~ John F. Kennedy

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

Each child is an adventure into a better life — an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

Children are very precious. We are blessed to have them, but we are blessed even more if we take care of them and see to their needs. ~ Delores Bennett

My best creation is my children. ~ Diane Von Furstenberg

Children need models rather than critics. ~ Joseph Joubert

How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. ~ Ovid

Children always turn to the light. ~ David Hare

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth

Adults are obsolete children. ~ Dr. Seuss

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles Swindoll

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~ Stacia Tauscher

What is a home without children? Quiet. ~ Henny Youngman

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring. ~ Liz Armbruster

Before you beat a child, be sure you are not the cause of the offense. ~ Austin O’Malley

Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. ~ Maya Angelou

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. ~ Phyllis Diller

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

A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants. ~ Karl Kraus

Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say. ~ Wayne Dyer

The child is the father of the man. ~ William Wordsworth

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. ~ Robert Gallagher

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. ~ Henry Fielding

Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them. ~ Samuel Rutherford

Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all of my best friends are children. ~ J. D. Salinger

Children make you want to start life over. ~ Muhammad Ali

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

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

The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present. ~ John Ruskin

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

There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them. ~ Author Unknown

What you don’t know takes a lot of explaining to the children. ~ Author Unknown

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~ Author Unknown

Children’s liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list. ~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. ~ Lazarus Long

We dont see the passage of time so much in ourselves as in our children. ~ Hayley Foster

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~ James Baldwin

Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life. ~ John Bradshaw

For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft. ~ Thomas J. Cottle

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. ~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires. ~ Dorothy Parker

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. ~ Mel Lazarus

You see much more of your children once they leave home. ~ Lucille Ball

We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them. ~ Dr. Jess Lair

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso

A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in. ~ Adolph Meyer

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. ~ John Ruskin

Children need love, especially when they don’t deserve it. ~ Harold Hulbert

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~ Roger Lewin

Children are the keys of paradise. ~ Richard Henry Stoddard (

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

With children we must mix gentleness with firmness. They must not always have their own way, but they must not always be thwarted. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself. ~ Author Unknown

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that. ~ Charles Buxton

Children make your life important. ~ Erma Bombeck

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