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Famous Quotes and Poems About Children

Updated on June 19, 2013
By Симилак (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By Симилак (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

From small beginnings come great things


A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.

Eda J. Leshan

The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside of your body.

Katherine Hadley

The little child, when it sees a star sparkle, stretches out its dimpled arms; it wants the star. To want a star is the beautiful insanity of the young.

Countess de Gasparin

Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Little drops of water, little grains of sand,

Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land.

And the little moments, humble though they be,

Make the mighty ages of Eternity.

Julia A. Carney (1823-1908)

A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.


Babies are such a nice way to start people.

Don Herold (1889-1966)

I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)

Little children are the most lovely flowers this side of Eden.

Rev. Dr. Davies

A mother understands what a child does not say


We can do no great things - only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.

Hodding Carter III


I love it - I love it - the laugh of a child,

Now rippling and gentle, now merry and wild;

Ringing out on the air with its innocent gush,

Like the trill of a bird in the twilight's soft hush;

Floating up on the breeze like the tones of a bell,

Or the music that dwells in the heart of a shell:

Oh, the laugh of a child, so wild and so free,

Is the merriest sound in the world for me!

Isabel Athelwood

Each day I love you, more than yesterday...and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

The smiles of infants are said to be the first fruits of human reason.

Rev. Henry N. Hudson

You should have a softer pillow than my heart.

Lord Byron (1788-1824)

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives a rose.

Hada Bejar

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,

Smiles awake you when you rise:

Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry,

And I will sing a lullaby.

Thomas Dekker (1570-1632)

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


Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

J.M. Barrie (1860-1937)

For babies people have to pay

A heavy price from day to day -

There is no way to get one cheap

Why, sometimes when they're fast asleep

You have to get up in the night

And go and see that they're alright.

But what they cost in constant care

And worry, does not half compare

With what they bring of joy and bliss -

You'd pay much more for just a kiss.

Edgar Guest (1881-1959)

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Oh! little lock of golden hue,

In gently waving ringlet curl'd,

By the dear head on which you grew,

I would not lose you for a world.

Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Happiness is the intoxication produced by the moment of poise between a satisfactory past, and an immediate future, rich with promise.

Ella Maillart

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

As a boon the kiss is granted:

Baby - mouth, your touch is sweet-

Takes the love without the trouble

From those lips that with it meet;

Gives the love, O pure! O tender!

Of the valley where it grows,

But the baby-heart receiveth

More than it bestows.

Jean Ingelow (1820-1897)

Do you know what you are?

You are a marvel. You are unique.

In all the years that have passes,

there has never been another child like you.

Pablo Casals (1876-1973)


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    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Oregon

      thank you artist101 :)

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      Sherrie Gill 

      7 years ago from Hobart,In

      Wonderful Quotes, very uplifting, and so true.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Oregon

      Helen! I am so glad you found these quotes to be uplifting and beautiful, I appreciate your feedback! :)

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      7 years ago

      Thank you Margarita. These beautiful quotes and poems were uplifting and beautiful! As a mom who has been blessed with four beautiful children from God, I especially appreciated them. Thanks for sharing them and your lovely photos as well.

      Take care, Helen

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you CyberShelley! it is true :)

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      Shelley Watson 

      7 years ago

      Love "the minority rule the house". So true! voted up and interesting, followed

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Oregon

      Gingerka it is so true, I am experiencing this now :) thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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      7 years ago from Colorado

      I love the quote about minority rule. It is so true.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Oregon

      Yes they are amazing, I love quotes, yes they absolutely do heart good :) Thank you so much for your feedback and I am so glad that you liked the quotes! thanks for the share:)

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      7 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I love these quotes Margarita thank you so much for sharing them...And how amazing is Einsteins & Pablo Casals?? They so do your heart good don't they!!! Voted up & awesome & definitely shared... Cheers


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