18 Lovely Christian Quotes about Childhood

Whether you have children or not, everyone was a child once. And we are all children of God. Jesus had a special place in his heart for children. As adults, we have a responsibility to raise godly children, set a good example for them, and leave a better world for them. I hope these quotes and verses encourage you to be a godly adult while still while still appreciating all that children have to offer us!

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    Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6Tweet this quote

Proverbs 22:6 Quote

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    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 SpurgeonTweet this quote

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    The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

G.K. ChestertonTweet this quote

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    What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!

John FlavelTweet this quote

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    Christ wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim.

C.S. LewisTweet this quote

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    But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”

Luke 18:16Tweet this quote

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    The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness.

Matthew HenryTweet this quote

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    It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

Thomas AquinasTweet this quote

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    Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

Chuck SwindollTweet this quote

Chuck Swindoll Quote - "Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."

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    When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

George MacdonaldTweet this quote

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    Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 34:10-11Tweet this quote

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    Train up a child in the way he should go – but be sure you go that way yourself.

Charles SpurgeonTweet this quote

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    When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

G.K. ChestertonTweet this quote

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    Little pitchers have wide ears.

George HerbertTweet this quote

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    Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12Tweet this quote

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    I don’t believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother.

Billy SundayTweet this quote

Billy Sunday Quote - "I don't believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother."

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    The mother’s heart is the child’s classroom.

Henry Ward BeecherTweet this quote

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    Oh, the joy of young ideas painted on the mind, in the warm, glowing colors fancy spreads on objects not yet known, when all is new and all is lovely!

Hannah MoreTweet this quote