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51 Quotes About Loving Children (+ Free Printable Artwork)


 One of my favorite things to do is to scroll my Pinterest feed looking for inspirational quotes about all different topics.

The quotes about loving children below are some of my finds. 

Scroll down for shareable instaquotes as well as a free printable of these children’s love quotes.

You can use the free printable as artwork for your home or office. 

We all love our children but getting caught in the day to day routine can make you forget that magical feeling you felt the first time you laid eyes on them, whether they are your biological, step or adopted child. 

By the way, if you are expecting your first child and are looking for some cute inspiration, these pregnancy quotes will be just the ticket. 

And if you want something holiday-themed, make sure to check out my list of Christmas Quotes For Children. 

I hope you find these quotes as magical as I do.

They really help me to step back and reflect on everything I hope and dream of for my children. 

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How To Use These Quotes about Loving Children

Just reading through these love quotes will make you happy.

If you want to have them close as a daily reminder, you can share the images at the bottom of the page to Facebook or Instagram. 

I’ve also included some free printable Children love quote artwork that you can download as a PDF and print. 

They would also make great nursery decor. 

These quotes are also perfect for a cute inscription in a card or book for a baby shower gift. 

The Best Quotes About Loving Children

I’ve separated these quotes about a parent’s love for a child into different sections to make it easier to sort. 

Some of the sayings are from song lyrics, children’s books and famous people while others are from historical figures from long ago. 

One thing has never changed with the years passing – a parent’s love for their child. 

Enjoy these quotes and you may find you get a tear in your eye at some points, I know I did while writing this post. 

Quotes about a mother’s love for a child 

Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life –  Sophocles

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”Ricki Lake

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this Earth.”Mitch Albom

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”Jewish Proverb


“There will be many times you will feel like you have failed. But in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are supermom.”Stephanie Precourt

“What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?”Rose Kennedy

Quotes about a parent’s love for child

Reading through these quotes reminds you what an impact children make in our lives. 

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Children are our most valuable resource.”–  Herbert Hoover

“Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love.” –  Zig Ziglar

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” –  Henry Ward Beecher

Someday I will watch you brushing your child’s hair. Someday, a long time from now, your own hair will glow silver in the sun and when that day comes, love, you will remember me.”Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds

Henry David Thoreau quote about children

“Kindness to children. Love for children. Goodness to children… These are the only investments that never fail.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be” Love You Forever by Robert Munsch 

“You are my angel, my darling, my star…and my love will find you, wherever you are.”Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman


Parent Love Quotes

These quotes are all about how much we love our children. 

“Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.” –  Princess Diana

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

“What is a home without children? Quiet.” –  Henny Youngman

“Children need love especially when they don’t deserve it.” – Harold Hulbert

“Cherish your children… for they are the footprints you will leave behind.” – Taylor Evan Fulks

“Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile, “I love you right up to the moon – and back.”Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

“Most of all, I love you just the way you are.” –  The I Love You Book by Todd Parr

I’m proud of my child quotes

a quote by Mother Teresa about loving children

“The child is the beauty of God present in the world, that greatest gift to a family.” –  Mother Teresa

“ Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” Walt Disney

Cute Child Quotes

No post on quotes about loving children would be complete without something from Dr Seuss!

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” –  Nelson Mandela

Father Daughter Love Quotes

There is something really special about a father’s love for his daughter.

These quotes express the sentiment perfectly and would make a great addition to any father’s day or birthday card. 

For more father daughter ideas, make sure to check out my daddy daughter day ideas. (there is also a mother daughter version)

“All little girls should be told they are pretty” – Marilyn Monroe

“A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life.” –  Irish Saying

“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” – Unknown 

“Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less.” –Unknown

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.” Joseph Addison

A quote by Mat Johnson about the love between a father and daughter


“A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.”Mat Johnson

“A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.”Dr. James Dobson

“Being a daddy’s girl is like having a permanent armor for the rest of your life.”Marinela Reka

“A girl’s first true love is her father.”Marisol Santiago

“And when they got married and decided to have one of their own, She said “Be honest, tell me what you want?” And he said “Honey, you wanna know, Sweet, little, beautiful, one just like you.”  – Carrie Underwood – American Girl 

“ I loved her first, I held her first, And a place in my heart will always be hers, From the first breath she breathed, When she first smiled at me”  – Heartland 

Happy Children Quotes

I couldn’t resist adding in these fun quotes about the magic of childhood. 

“Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore

“ The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley

A quote by Don Herold about a parent's love for a child


“ Babies are such a nice way to start people.” –  Don Herold

“ Play is the work of the child.” –  Maria Montessori 

“I love your happy side, your sad side, your silly side, your mad side,…I love you through and through…yesterday, today and tomorrow, too.” I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak and Caroline Jane Church.

I Love You Son – Quotes From Mom 

“And she loved a little boy very, very much — even more than she loved herself.” The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

“The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.”Sarah Shahi

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”Joseph Stefano

“Mother is her son’s first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all, how to love.”T. F. Hodge

“A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.”Cheri Fuller

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”Irish Proverb

A quote about a mother's love for her son

“To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.”Shannon L. Alder

“Men are what their mothers made them.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

Quotes About Loving Children Free Printable Artwork

To download these free printables (they are 5 x 7 size, perfect for framing), just click on the link below then print and frame as you desire. 

Printable- love quotes for children – Download

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