“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” 
~ Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman  

“Children make you want to start life over.”
Muhammad Ali, Boxer   

“If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.” 

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader  

“It’s the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” 
Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun  

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” 
~ N
elson Mandela, Former President of South Africa  

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” 
Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States  

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” 
Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist  

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” 
Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist  

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” 
Charles R. Swindoll, Evangelical Christian pastor  

“Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.” 
Haim Ginott, child psychologist  

“Children make your life important.” 
Erma Bombeck, American humorist  

“Children are our most valuable resource.” 
Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States  

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” 
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States  

“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.” 
Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author  

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