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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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. Lewis
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The mother's heart is the child's classroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Little pitchers have wide ears.
- George Herbert
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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 Aquinas
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When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
- George Macdonald
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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 Flavel
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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 4:12
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The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
- G.K. Chesterton
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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 More
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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 Spurgeon
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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 34:10-11
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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. Chesterton
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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 18:16
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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 Sunday
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Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
- Chuck Swindoll
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The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness.
- Matthew Henry
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Train up a child in the way he should go - but be sure you go that way yourself.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Proverbs 22:6
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