Be Like a Child Quotes – 21 Inspiring Child Sayings and Messages

Have you ever noticed how free and happy kids are? These be like a child quotes embrace that feeling, on Be a Kid Again Day, and every day!

Quotes are a great way to put yourself, your friends, and your family in a good mood – no matter what is going on around you. 

20+ inspiring be like a child quotes

You can make your own greeting cards, use these quotes as home decorations by framing them, and share them with your friends on social media!

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Why Are Quotes So Popular?

When things in life get tough, many people turn to a motivational or funny quote for a bit of inspiration or lightness.

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The great thing about quotes is that there is an uplifting message for every occasion.  Quotes can be nostalgic and sentimental, which can bring both a smile to your face, and a tear to your eye (sometimes at the same time!).

They can also be funny and outrageous, with the ability to make even the most serious person laugh.  No matter what emotion they inspire, one thing is for sure, quotes have the ability to change your mood!

Be Like A Child Quotes  

Have you ever heard a kid say something so funny, sweet, surprising, or poignant that you wanted to share it with everyone you know?  I definitely have! 
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Children have a unique way of seeing the world, and we can all take a page out of their book!  Let’s celebrate everything special about childlike wonder by enjoying this selection of be like a child quotes. 

I’ve put together a collection of inspirational and funny quotes for you to read, share or re-purpose. I hope you enjoy them all.

Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional - Be like a child quote

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney

A playful path is the shortest road to happiness quote

“A playful path is the shortest road to happiness” – Bernie DeKoven

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing - Be like a child quotes

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Shaw

If you open your heart and become like a child you will always be blissful, always content quote

“If you open your heart and become like a child, you will always be blissful, always content.” – Dharma Mittra

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because the reason can be taken from you - Be like a child quote

“Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because the reason can be taken from you.” – Deepak Chopra

Never underestimate the importance of having fun quote

“Never underestimate the importance of having fun” – Randy Pausch

Children see magic because they look for it - Be like a child quotes

“Children see magic because they look for it” – Christopher Moore

If we all could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything quote

“If we all could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.” – Chee Vai Tang

Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All The Things That Could Go Wrong"

“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All The Things That Could Go Wrong”” – Marianne Williamson

Time spent playing with a child is never wasted

“Time spent playing with a child is never wasted” – Dawn Lantero

And don’t forget to share these quotes on social media with your friends. Here is a tweet to get your started:

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More Be Like A Child Quotes To Enjoy

Still looking for more be like a child quotes? Here are some others to read and share.

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  • “Above all, never let age extinguish the fire of your inner child.” – S. Ajna
  • “Be like a child – clear, loving, spontaneous, infinitely flexible and ready each moment to wonder and accept a miracle” – Mother Meera
  • “Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart” – Mencius
  • “Every child is an artist.” – Picasso
  • “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved” – Pooh from Winnie the Pooh
  • “You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do!” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rodgers
  • “There are two ways to live your life.  One is though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein 
  • “You’re never too old to be young.” — Happy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley
  • Growing up is not the problem, forgetting is” – The Aviator from The Little Prince

Trying to be like a child is such a popular activity that there is even a special day devoted to it!


A Note On Sharing These Be Like A Child Quotes

Quote graphics like these take me a long time create.  It can be difficult to find photos free of copyright that I can turn into graphics with sayings. 

I have made these for you to share and enjoy, (and thank you so much for that for that) but if you do, please link back to my blog. 

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Linking back to my blog allows others to find my page, and also gives them an opportunity to read more great be like a child quotes!

These quotes are for personal use only and may not be used for resale or commercial use.

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Pin These Be Like A Child Quotes For Later

Would you like a reminder of these quotes for bringing out your inner child?  Just pin this image to one of your favorite motivational boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find them later.

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I hope you have enjoyed these Be Like a Child Quotes. Have fun sharing them, and don’t forget to be like a kid, every day!

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess Speake has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.

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