These 17 Quotes From Children Will Make Every Teacher’s Heart Soar


"I have a lot of things in my head that I want to wonder about!" ~Jonas, age 6

Sometimes, it can feel like a teacher's work is never done. Every day is spent grading papers, planning lessons, managing behaviors that range from talking out of turn to getting into physical fight,s calling parents, going to staff meetings, oh, and actually teaching. It's a whole lot of work, and sometimes it can feel like it isn't worth it.

One thing that does make being a teacher feel worth it is the sometimes inspiring, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes downright heartwarming things that kids have to say about the world. Whether you're a teacher, a parent, or anyone else who spends time with kids, these quotes out of the mouths of children will resonate with you.

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"I have a lot of things in my head that I want to wonder about."

~Quote by Jonas, Age 6


"If you listen very quietly, it sounds like the rain is playing music in the grass and the trees."

~Quote by Gideon, Age 6


"People are supposed to have mistakes. That's why pencils have erasers."

~Quote by Brittany McMahan, Age 8


"They lived happily ever after, and then they had to go to work."

~Quote by Georgi Greco, Age 4

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"I think I'm gonna be good for the rest of my life. Well, except when I make mistakes. But we can blame that on my emotions."

~Quote by Hannah, Age 6


"I really love being human. But some days I wish I could be a fairy."

~Quote by Greta, Age 4

"Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms."

~Quote by Alyssa Knight, Age 12


"When you love somebody, you're supposed to tell them."

~Quote by Jaden Young, Age 5


"Fog is just clouds that have fell down."

~Quote by Dylan, Age 6

"Mimi, sometimes we just need a friend to help us carry our heavy stuff."

~Quote by Ada, Age 4


"If you're feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color."

~Quote by Hannah Cheatem, Age 8


Me: Henry, you can come out of time-out now. Henry: No thanks, I'm at the French Revolution."

~Quote by Henry, Age 3


"Vera: My teacher said that the closest country to Antarctica is called "Freezing." Me.: I don't think there's a country called "Freezing." Vera: Oh yeah maybe it was "chilly."

~Quote by Vera, Age 5


"You're like a professional mom."

~Quote by Adelyn, Age 4

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(trying to describe a chick pea): The things that are real tiny and kind of...peach color, it kind of sounds like I'm describing myself right now!"

~Quote by Hannah

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"I'm trying to build a lego horse but my imagination isn't working right now."

~Quote by Ien Hunter, Age 4


"You know it was a good day if you didn't hit or bite anyone."

~Quote by Nathaniel Parizek, Age 4

Did any of these quotes from children sound like the kind of precocious wisdom that you are likely to hear in your own classroom? If so, be sure to SHARE these cute and funny quotes with a teacher, parent, or anybody else who spends time with children.