Children are unprotected souls. They can't drive a car, vote or even decide where to hide. When adults are irresponsible and selfish, the children suffer most. It's no wonder many kids run away, use drugs or commit suicide.


1. "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney

2. "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." - Nelson Mandela

3. "No one has ever become poor by giving." - Anne Frank

4. "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa

5. "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass

6. "Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time." - Grace Abbott

7. "We have a sacred responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, who are precious, vulnerable, and the future of the world." - Desmond Tutu

8. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King Jr.

9. "Progress for children is not a privilege; it’s an obligation." - Kofi Annan

10. "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

11. "When a child is hungry, the empty belly is not politics. It's a call to action." - Bob Geldof

12. "Hunger, neglect, and distress should never be the reality of any child, yet sadly it is for millions across the globe." - Jessica Lange

13. "The long public silence must be broken and the truth about widespread child abuse and exploitation must be brought to light." - ECPAT campaign

14. "In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute." - Thurgood Marshall

15. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

16. "Each and every child has the right to grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Yet, this basic right is shattered by poverty, war, and violence." - Angelina Jolie

17. "Millions of our world's children are subjected to violence and exploitation. This is simply unacceptable." - Malala Yousafzai

18. "Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long-range missiles... it only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations by the students." - Nelson Mandela

19. "Starvation, not sin, is the parent of modern crime." - Oscar Wilde

20. "Children are suffering. Children are dying. Such is our failure to care." - Kailash Satyarthi

More Quotes

1. "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." - John F. Kennedy

2. "We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." - Stacia Tauscher

3. "The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children." - Karl Lagerfeld

4. "Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." - Pablo Picasso

5. "A person's a person, no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss

6. "Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation." - Nelson Mandela

7. "Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." - Neil Postman

8. "Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” - Henry Ward Beecher

9. "You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way." - Barbara Bush

10. "We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

11. "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." - Margaret Mead

12. "Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules." - Anna Quindlen

13. "Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate." - Anonymous

14. “If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.” - Nicolette Sowder

15. "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

16. "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” - Jess Lair

17. "I speak for the children of the world who do not have a voice. The future of our planet is at stake." - Greta Thunberg

18. "We must teach our children empathy and care, for in the end, it is they who will decide the fate of our world." - Desmond Tutu

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