14 quotes on children by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

1. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
2. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
3. I sometimes wish that grown human beings were more like children, who are naturally open and accepting of others. Instead, as we grow up, we fail to nurture our natural potential and our sense of fundamental human values.
I sometimes wish that grown human beings were more like children, who are naturally open and accepting of others. Instead, as we grow up, we fail to nurture our natural potential and our sense of fundamental human values.
4. Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation.
Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation.
5. If we make an effort to educate those who are young now in inner values, they will see a different, peaceful, more compassionate world in the future.
If we make an effort to educate those who are young now in inner values, they will see a different, peaceful, more compassionate world in the future.
6. Modern education is premised strongly on materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
Modern education is premised strongly on materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
7. Whatever the intellectual quality of the education given our children, it is vital that it include elements of love and compassion, for nothing guarantees that knowledge alone will be truly useful to human beings.
Whatever the intellectual quality of the education given our children, it is vital that it include elements of love and compassion, for nothing guarantees that knowledge alone will be truly useful to human beings.
8. To have an idea what genuine human compassion is like, look at children. Naturally open and honest, they don't care about other children’s background, what their religion or their nationalities are, so long as they smile and play together.
To have an idea what genuine human compassion is like, look at children. Naturally open and honest, they don't care about other children’s background, what their religion or their nationalities are, so long as they smile and play together.
9. It is vital that when educating our children's brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature.
It is vital that when educating our children's brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature.
10. I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.
I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.
11. There is nothing I can't live without. I learned this attitude when I was a child.
There is nothing I can't live without. I learned this attitude when I was a child.
12. Children are our greatest untapped resource.
Children are our greatest untapped resource.
13. It is vital that young people, the guardians of our future, develop a strong awareness of the futility of violence and war.
It is vital that young people, the guardians of our future, develop a strong awareness of the futility of violence and war.
14. If we make an effort we can change the world. Those who are still young can make a difference and shape a better future.
If we make an effort we can change the world. Those who are still young can make a difference and shape a better future.