Inspirational Nuggets


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

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

Children make your life important. ~Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

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

The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives. ~Robert Brault, 

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

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

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau


A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan


If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. ~Pearl S. Buck

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

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. ~Author Unknown
The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five. ~Jim Trelease
While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. ~Angela Schwindt

What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman
A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. ~Robert Brault, 

If we would listen to our kids, we'd discover that they are largely self-explanatory. ~Robert Brault

Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child. ~Joan Almon

There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age. ~Benjamin Spock


A rose can say "I love you", orchids can enthrall, but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist, yes, that says it all. ~Author Unknown


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


Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller

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

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

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. ~Kay Redfield Jamison

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

There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass

If you haven't time to respond to a tug at your pants leg, your schedule is too crowded. ~Robert Brault
Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside - children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices. ~Cathy Nutbrown

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




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