Quotes on or by Children of the world
Mar 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. Mark 10:14-16
IF A CHILD.....
If a child lives with criticisms, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." - John Adams
Children always challenge me to live in the present. I marvel at their ability to be fully present to me. Their uninhibited expression of affection and their willingness to receive it pull me directly into the moment and invite me to celebrate life where it is found. Whereas in the past coming home meant time to study, to write letters, and to prepare for classes, it now first of all means time to play. Henri Nouwen
Children instinctively know how to pour their entire being into the play called the "Song and Dance of Life." Then an adult comes along and gives them rules -- and the play becomes work -- and their song and dance becomes stiff -- and they begin to die. Gary Amirault