Children’s Day 2017 (Bal Diwas): Top quotes on children by Einstein, Wilde, Mandela

November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day all across India. On this day several schools hold programs and events. Children are provided with special treats and the day is spent pampering them. The day commemorates the birthday of India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 14, 2017 3:24 pm
children day, children day 2017, quotes on children day, quotes on children day, children day quotes, indian express, indian express news November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day all across India.

Every year,  on November 14, people across the country commemorate Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday and celebrate the day as Children’s Day. Nehru, India’s first prime minister, is known for his affection for children and was fondly called Chacha Nehru. So, November 14 is aptly remembered as the Children’s Day. Schools across the country hold special programmes on this day.

“Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow,” Nehru had said. As the nation celebrates Children’s Day, here are 10 famous quotes on children by prominent personalities.

* “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
– Margaret Mead

* “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
– Albert Einstein

* “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”
– Oscar Wilde

* “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

* “The soul is healed by being with children.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

* “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
– Madeleine L’Engle

* “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Nelson Mandela

“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
– Jess Lair

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
– James Baldwin

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
John F Kennedy

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