We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children make you want to start life over.
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
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.
Children reinvent your world for you.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
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.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
"Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing."
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.
Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy's heart instead of her tummy.
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.
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.
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