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Quotes about Children | 15 Inspirational Childhood Quotes and Paintings
I am fascinated by the pure joy and curiosity that each child holds. My inspiration for life lies in my experience as a child and in being able to cherish this time with my young children. But really, I love all children; they are all angels to me.
I love the way quotes can convey a profound and inspirational message with a few carefully chosen words. Here is a collection of quotes I have discovered which connect with that eternal experience of childhood.
I have included artwork by Renior, Cassatt and other master artists that I feel capture the timeless essence of what it means to be a child.
There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in. ~Robert Brault
The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
~Christopher Morley, To a Child
The Childhood shows the man, as the morning shows the day. ~John Milton
While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. ~Angela Schwindt
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~Neil Postman
A rose can say "I love you",
orchids can enthrall,
but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
yes, that says it all.
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. ~Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff
Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas. ~Paula Poundstone
The soul is healed by being with children ~English Proverb
Children in Art
© 2011 Tracy Lynn Conway