If there is anything we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see
whether it is not something
that could better be changed in ourselves.

— Carl Jung

A child’s mind is a lot like gelatin,
it’s better to fill it up
with lots of good stuff before it sets.

— unknown

We teach children to love by first loving them.

— unknown

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

— Henry Ward Beecher

One of the most obvious facts
about grownups to a child
is that they have forgotten
what it is like to be a child.

— Randall Jarrell

It’s not only children who grow.
Parents do too.
As much as we watch to see
what our children do with their lives,
they are watching us to see
what we do with ours.
There are only two lasting bequests
we can hope to give our children.
One of these is roots, the other, wings.

— Hodding Carter

Children have more need of models than of critics.

— French proverb

I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun.
All I can do is reach for it myself.

— Joyce Maynard

While we try to teach our children
all about life,
our children teach us
what life is about.

— Angela Schwindt

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.

— Robert M. Hutchins

A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.

— Carl Sandburg