Inspirational quotes for kids provide parents with something to think about.
A society can be judged by what it does for its children. There is no denying that children hold the key to everyone’s future, and how you grow and inspire them goes a long way in making this world a better place. In fact, it is the desire to provide the best to children that drives the world around.
What you teach your kids today will influence not only their future but this world’s future. Make sure you raise kids who are inspired, encouraged and have a positive mind. Here are some of the most famous inspiring quotes for kids!
Best Kids Inspirational Quotes
We’ll start with some of our favorite inspiring quotes for kids.
1.) There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
2.) No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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3.) Today, a leader. Tomorrow, a leader.
4.) The soul is healed by being with children.
5.) Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
6.) There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.
7.) You have to be odd to be Number 1.
8.) Throw kindness around like confetti.
9.) No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.
10.) The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.
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11.) Little by little does the trick.
12.) Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
13.) Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
14.) Fall seven times, stand up eight.
15.) Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
16.) Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’
17.) You always pass failure on the way to success.
18.) Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.
19.) Make each day your masterpiece.
20.) Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.
21.) Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
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22.) How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it.
Winnie the Pooh
23.) Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.
24.) We grow great by dreams.
25.) Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
26.) Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
27.) Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Hans Christen Andersen
28.) Climb ev’ry mountain, Ford ev’ry stream, Follow ev’ry rainbow, ‘Till you find your dream.
29.) So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! Kid, you’ll move mountains.
30.) Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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30.) You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
31.) Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.
32.) Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are.
33.) You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
34.) Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.
35.) Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
Tommy Lee Jones
36.) The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
37.) Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
38.) Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.
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39.) Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
40.) Always keep a positive mindset. It will improve your outlook on the world.
41.) Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
41.) It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.
42.) You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.
43.) Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
44.) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
45.) The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
46.) Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything, You are you, and that is the beginning and the end, no apologies, no regrets.
47.) The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
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48.) Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr
49.) Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
50.) We must be the change we want to see.
51.) In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
52.) Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
53.) Adversity is the mother of wisdom.
54.) The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
55.) Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
56.) When one door of happiness closes, another opens.
57.) Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.
58.) Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
59.) Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
60.) Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
61.) Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.
62.) The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
63.) I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas Alva Edison
64.) The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
65.) If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.
66.) You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
67.) You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.
Greg Henry Quinn
68.) Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
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69.) We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
70.) Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.
71.) You are not meant for crawling. You have wings. Learn to use them.
72.) When you know better, you do better.
73.) It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.
74.) We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
75.) Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
76.) Every object, every being, is a jar of delight. Be a connoisseur.
77.) If you can dream it, you can do it.
78.) Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
79.) Who gives to me teaches me to give.
80.) Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
81.) An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.
82.) True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
83.) The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!
84.) The most important things in life are not what you can see but what you feel.
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
85.) It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
86.) Never doubt yourself; it will only hold you back.
87.) The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
88.) If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
89.) Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person. But, help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship!
90.) Don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.
Louisa May Alcott
91.) Fortune favors the bold.
92.) Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears.
93.) There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
94.) Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
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95.) Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
96.) A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
97.) No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.
98.) Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll
90.) Every child is born a genius.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
100.) 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.
101.) Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
102.) Children make your life important.
103.) To know the path ahead, ask those returning.
104.) We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Thought-provoking Quotes for Kids
105.) Little strokes fell great oaks.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
106.) A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
107.) The love of children inspires an interest in the welfare of all humanity.
James Lendall Basford
108.) A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.
109.) The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives.
110.) I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
111.) Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
112.) Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
113.) Life, love, and laughter, what priceless gifts to give our children.
114.) Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.
115.) Children make you want to start life over.
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116.) When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.
Dory, Finding Nemo
117.) If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Martin Luther King Jr.
118.) Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.
119.) It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
120.) Children see magic because they look for it.
121.) Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
122.) There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
123.) Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.
124.) Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
125.) Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson
126.) We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.
127.) You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
128.) You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.
129.) Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.
130.) Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.
131.) Reading is like breathing in; writing is like breathing out.
132.) The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
133.) Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
134.) Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
135.) He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
136.) There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
137.) The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.
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138.) I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
139.) You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
140.) The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.
141.) The best way to predict your future is to create it.
142.) What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
143.) The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
144.) Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.
Beyoncé Knowles Carter
145.) A thousand-mile journey begins with a single step.
146.) Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
147.) Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
148.) Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
149.) Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
150.) What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
151.) The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Wisdom of the Ages
152.) The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Friendship” Essay
153.) Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.
John Watson, from The Life of Rev. John Watson by William Nicoll
154.) No one ever became poor by giving.
Anne Frank, Diary of Anne Frank
155.) What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
156.) Do all the good you can,
In all the ways you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you can.
The Sunday School Repository (1813)
157.) A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
158.) I recommend to you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Lord Chesterfield, letter to his son, November 6, 1747
159.) Very little is needed to make a happy life.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
160.) All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell, Rousseau and the Sentimentalists
161.) You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World
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162.) Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Circles” Essay
163.) The lessons of life will be continually repeated until they are learned.
164.) First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
165.) The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi, Young India, April 2, 1931
166.) Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is some important than any other one thing.
Abraham Lincoln, letter to Isham Reavis, November 5, 1855
167.) To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.
168.) Give and take make good friends.
169.) He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
170.) Your world is as big as you make it.
171.) Work as if you were to live 100 years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, May 1757
172.) Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Will Rogers, “Defending My Soup Plate Position”
173.) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Quoted in Reader’s Digest, September 1940
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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