35 Inspiring Children Quotes

Children are the most valuable gift God has given to us. God has a special purpose for each and every child and He wants them to understand His will for their lives. We have the responsibility to raise them in a godly way so that they lead their life for Christ. We are answerable to God if our children go astray from the love of God even though we saved our souls.

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders of the nations. It is in our hands to make them strong and to teach them the love of Christ so that they reflect it in their life. Here are some quotes from great men of God about children.

1. “The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered.” -Dwight L. Moody

2. “Children are very quick observers; very quick in seeing through some kinds of hypocrisy, very quick in finding out what you really think and feel, very quick in adopting all your ways and opinions. You will often discover that, as the father is, so is the son.” -J. C. Ryle

3. “Children learn about the nature of the world from their family. They learn about power and about justice, about peace, and about compassion within the family. Whether we oppress or liberate our children in our relationships with them will determine whether they grow up to oppress and be oppressed or to liberate and be liberated.” -Desmond Tutu

4. “A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected directed child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition.” -George Muller

35 Inspiring Children Quotes

5. “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” -Billy Graham

6. “Alas, if our children lose the crown of life, it will be but a small consolation that they have won the laurels of literature or art.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon

7. “We spend billions on banks when we know that a fraction of this money could save all the children in the world.” -Desmond Tutu

8. “You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.” -Charles Spurgeon

9. “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!” -Dwight L. Moody

10. “Father and Mother are apostles, bishops, and priests to their children, for it is they who make them acquainted with the gospel.” -Martin Luther

11. “If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon

12. “The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.” -Billy Graham

13. “If you train your children to anything, train them, at least, to a habit of prayer.” -J. C. Ryle

14. “Before you can teach children, you must get the silver key of kindness to unlock their hearts, and so secure their attention.” -Charles Spurgeon

15. “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.” -James Dobson

16. “Beware of letting small faults pass unnoticed under the idea it is a little one. There are no little things in training children; all are important. Little weeds need plucking up as much as any. Leave them alone and they will soon be great.” -J. C. Ryle

17. “Kids today learn a lot about getting to the moon, but very little about getting to heaven.” -David Jeremiah

18. “It is from God that parents receive their children, and it is to God that they should lead them.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

19. “The happiest and holiest children in the world are the children whose fathers succeed in winning both their tender affection and their reverential and loving fear. And they are the children who will come to understand most easily the mystery of the fatherhood of God. -John Piper

20. “It is almost impossible for children and youth to find their way through the seas of life without the guiding light of a good example.” -M. Russell Ballard

21. “Every child is created uniquely by God. God puts a certain formula in the heart of every child. And it is the parents’ challenge to figure out the combination. We need to spend time studying, looking, listening, and observing.” -David Jeremiah

22. “The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they covered up.” -James Dobson

23. “Behind every successful child is an adult who believed in him.” -Rick Warren

24. “Our kids were God’s kids first… We tend to forget this fact, regarding our children as “our” children, as though we have the final say in their health and welfare. We don’t. All people are God’s people, including the small people who sit at our tables.” -Max Lucado

25. “When correcting a child, the goal is to apply light, not heat.” -Woodrow Wilson

35 Inspiring Children Quotes

26. “Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.” -T. D. Jakes

27. “Teach the Scriptures to your children daily, discipline your children consistently, and love your children unconditionally. If you do these things, you will have acted biblically.” -Paul Washer

28. “Parents, what are your children learning from your worship? Do they see the same excitement as when you go to a basketball game? Do they see you prepare for worship as you do for a vacation? Do they see you hungry to arrive, seeking the face of the Father? Or do they see you content to leave the way you came?…..They are watching. Believe me. They are watching.” -Max Lucado

29. “A dad stands tallest when he kneels to pray with his children.” -Rick Warren

30. “If you neglect to instruct children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No; if you will not teach them to pray, he will to curse, swear, and lie; if ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring. -John Flavel

31. “Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” -Henry Ward Beecher

32. “In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.” -Charles  

33. “Every boy wants someone older than himself to whom he may go in moods of confidence and yearning. The neglect of this child’s want by grown people is a fertile source of suffering.” -Henry Ward Beecher

34. “It is very important that children learn from their fathers and mothers how to love one another- not in the school, not from the teacher, but from you. It is very important that you share with your children the joy of that smile. There will be misunderstandings; every family has its cross, its suffering. Always be the first to forgive with a smile. Be cheerful, be happy.” -Mother

35. “Have you given your child unreservedly to the Lord for whatever He will? …O may He strengthen you to say YES to Him if He asks something which costs.” -Amy Carmichael

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