Children's author Dr. Seuss came up with an apt quote for encouraging children to read: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go!" Quotes for children usually promote having fun, enjoying family and doing things that kids love.
Other topics encourage children to live life well by becoming the best they can be, helping others and enjoying each moment.
The playwright William Shakespeare offered a quote about becoming the best with, "We know what we are but know not what we may be." The basketball coach John Wooden says something similar with, "Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do."
Many quotes for children cover the topic of fun. For example, the Chinese philosopher Confucious advised people, "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” In a similar vein, the poet Diane Ackerman points out that play is the brain's favorite way of learning. The entertainer George Burns applied that to life: "It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
Some quotes encourage children to do good in the world, such as pointing out that giving charity also makes the giver happy.