Kids are the most wonderful, curious, and innocent beings. Sometimes, no matter how mature an adult is, a few inspiring words by an innocent child can shift one’s dimension to think and view things. So if you feel like peeking back into your childhood or taking a glimpse into the innocence of children, then these 21 quotes are destined for you!

21 Inspirational Quotes About the Innocence of Children

1. “It’s never too late to enjoy a happy childhood.”
-Tom Robbins

You might have heard people saying “sometimes you gotta act like a 4-year-old to be happy” so no matter how you old you have grown up. Sometimes you have to give yourself a let out by enjoying small things like innocent kids do. And in those moments you will realize the bliss of innocence you once enjoyed as a child.

2. “For kids are innocent and love justice, while most of us are evil and naturally prefer mercy.”
-G.K Chesterton

In this inspirational quote, Chesterton precisely explains that a child’s inborne instincts are innocence and fairness. But adults (grown-ups) who are mature and wicked in one way or the other seek forgiveness for the wrongdoings. How precious childhood is!

3. “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the magnificence you have always been.”

This quote is more of spiritual and abstract in nature. The writer is referencing to the truest nature of humans when they come into existence. A child when born is innocent light, pure, and free of all the filth and sin. And after spending a lifetime, we return to the same source that first created us in the purest form with a unique secret in every child.

Do you recall cartoons from your childhood “Winnie the Pooh”? You might haven’t actually understood by then what his dialogues really meant. So now we have got some Inspirational quotes by Winnie the Pooh.

4. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you actually seem and smarter than you think.”
-Winnie the pooh

As far as you can recall your childhood, can you recollect any event/action which before doing you thought is far beyond your strength and intellect? But when you did even you startled own self! Well, that’s is the hidden magic that we should keep on believing in. Pooh is the one who reminds us that.

5. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
-Winnie the Pooh

Kids always love to do something different and creative. Something that sets every child apart in their beautiful way. So it what it is that we fear to do those things as we grow up… have you ever wondered? Surely, the pleasure of worriless and innocent life we live as a child can never be compared to anything.

6. “It never pains to keep looking for sunshine.”

Innocent kids are often optimistic who love to explore and believe in fairy tales, something extraordinary. And that’s really inspiring and motivating especially in the moments when you feel hopeless. No matter how hard life gets, always keep looking for something positive.

7. “Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness.”
-Winnie the pooh

No matter how adult and mature we get. A small act of kindness can move worlds and make someone’s misery a lot easy.

8. “Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.”
-Du Bois

It’s evidently true. Kids are born with blank slates. They mimic what they see instead what they are told to do. So while teaching them something, make sure you show that in your actions for them to “actually” learn.

9. “Kids make you want to start life over”
-Muhammad Ali

Many people who newly become parents claim an inspiring and different feeling for them to become a new and better individual. To start the course of life all over again. A child can be a source of great inspiration in an exceptional way for parents as well as other family members.

10. “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”
-Robert A. Heinlein

As charming innocence of a child is. The purest desire of their parents is to sustain that innocence and protect them from every evil, hardship, and misery in life. But little do they realize that by keeping their kids, in a nutshell, can harm them in the long-term. The subtle art is to make them explore what lies behind the comfort zone nutshell. Let them explore and redefine the course of life.

child in classroom

11. “Every child comes with a message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”
-Rabindranath Tagore

Every child is a source of light, hope, and a new beginning. May be an inspiration that parents have been longing for. It is a form of pure love and the chance to change received from God.

12. “Children are the true connoisseurs, what’s precious to them has no price just value.”
-Bel Kaufman

Do you still cling on to your favorite toy to you loved as a child? That is because innocent kids are—they never love something out of its benefit. They love it just because. And no matter how cheap it might be monetarily it’s precious more than all riches of the world combined. The way they love is inspiring for adults.

13. “We should all be inspired by children; they don’t care about fear or mistakes.”
-Maxime Legace

It is doubtless that small kids are truly inspiring beings. They inspire others to do things they love without the fear of failure or regret things doing out of passion. They add a pinch of magic and amazement to others lives. And they remind them of the worth of getting out of the comfort zone fearlessly and do what they love.

14. “When children become in contact with nature, they reveal their strength”
-Maria Montessori

How can one expect kids to grow and bloom when they tend to keep them occupied with technology and robotic nurturance? Every child is born with a unique strength that grows when the right environment is provided. Make them appreciate nature and be inspired by it.


15. “For in every adult there resides the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be”
-John Connolly

In this inspirational quote, it can be simply understood that no matter how mature one gets, there always be an innocent child living inside of them. You might have an emotional outburst of reliving it—and at that moment you will realize that you always carry a part of who you truly were before the world changed/redefined you. And vice versa.

16. “Because never in my entire childhood did I feel like a child. I felt like a person all along, the same person I am today.”
-Orson Scott

In this inspiration quote, Orson portrays his thoughts about the specialty of childhood. No matter how mature he is, he hasn’t lost the spark he had in childhood. That spark still makes him what he felt when he was a child.

17. “Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploration”
-Mason Cooley

Kids never stop exploring. They never stop messing up with whatever some to their mind because their innocence allows them to get to know. To quench the unending thirst of curiosity.

Quick fact: Innocence is a state of a child’s mind until they get acquainted with the common affairs of life. But back before the 19th-century innocence was considered as a religious notion. The more innocent an individual is, the more pious and religiosity it withholds. After the 19th century, the interpretation of innocence took several routes. [1]

18. “Innocence is so much more powerful than experience.”
-Alejandro Gonzalez

Out of experience, one learns and becomes associated with certain consequences. When experienced and failed, one will never try to repeat what caused failure. That is why innocent in the first place is extremely powerful. It can make people (kids) do impossible things—and that is where the true power lies.

19. “There are no seven wonders in the world in the eyes of children; there are seven million.”
-Walt Streightiff

Ever a heard a child questioning everything in a million different ways and not get tired anyway? Well, that’s innocence and curiosity combined together. That’s the amazing thing about them—they never stop exploring and wondering.

20. “The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of the world.”
-Kurt Chambers

The charm of a kid’s innocence is irreplaceable. That is what makes this world a better place. A place where one can enjoy the purity and truly feel loved and to love.

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

Heaven can be anything that melts the hardest core inside you with love and softness. Kids are that source of affection and warmth that is acquainted with them in any manner feels like taking hold of heaven.


Remember These Inspirational Quotes About the Innocence of Children

These inspirational quotes were a few of many ways to express love for kids. Whether you are a parent, a sibling or teacher, a child’s innocence and spark will delight you and inspire you in a million ways!