Quotes on Early Childhood
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.”
- Maria Montessori
“Children are our greatest untapped resource.”
- The Dalai Lama
“To reach real peace in the world, we will have to begin with the children.”
“It takes a village to raise a child.”
- Nigerian proverb
“We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow’, his name is today.”
- Gabriela Mistral
"In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.”
- Lydia Sigourney
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglass
"All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, 'This is when I became myself.'"
- Rita Dove
"Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand."
- Chinese proverb
"If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself."
- Dorothy Law Nolte