We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it
George Eliot


Babies are such a nice way to start people.
Don Herrold


When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels.
Eileen Elias Freeman


A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg


Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of life.
Maureen Hawkins


Every child begins the world again....
Henry David Thoreau


Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981


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.
John W. Whitehead, The Stealing of America, 1983


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


Children make you want to start life over.
Muhammad Ali


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


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


When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
Joseph Heller


Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
Bill Cosby


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


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone


Children reinvent your world for you.
Susan Sarandon


It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
Deepak Chopra


Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)


Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present.
Jean de la Bruyere



Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates



Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild


"Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing."
Donna Hedges


A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.
Barbara Christine Seifert


Babies are always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful.
Charles Osgood


Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy's heart instead of her tummy.
Author Unknown


A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
Arthur Miller


A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Author Unknown


I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
Vincent van Gogh