Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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.

Inspirational quotes for kids.

1.) There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller

Be kind - inspirational quotes for kids.

2.) No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

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today a reader; tomorrow a leader.

3.) Today, a leader. Tomorrow, a leader.

The soul is healed by being with children.

4.) The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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5.) Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Dr. Seuss

Wonder Always.

6.) There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.
Walt Streightiff

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7.) You have to be odd to be Number 1.
Dr. Seuss

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8.) Throw kindness around like confetti.

Best Inspirational quotes for kids.

9.) No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.
Wolfgang Riebe

Raising your foot quotation.

10.) The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.
Benny Lewis

Inspiring Children Quotes

11.) Little by little does the trick.

12.) Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden

13.) Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

14.) Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese Proverb

15.) Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

16.) Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’
Eleanor Roosevelt

17.) You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney

18.) Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.
Alice Munro

19.) Make each day your masterpiece.
John Wooden

20.) Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

21.) Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

Quotations for Children

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.
Art Linkletter

24.) We grow great by dreams.
Woodrow Wilson

25.) Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

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.
Dr. Seuss

30.) Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

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Gandhi quote on being the change.

Uplifting Quotes for Kids

30.) You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Christopher Robin

31.) Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.
Henry Ford

32.) Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh

33.) You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky

34.) Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.
Fred Rogers

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.
Denis Waitley

37.) Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai

38.) Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.
Oprah Winfrey

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Positive Sayings for Kids

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.
Roald Dahl

41.) Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

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.
Jim Rohn

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

45.) The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt

46.) Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything, You are you, and that is the beginning and the end, no apologies, no regrets.
Clark Moustakas

47.) The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

Kids Motivational Quotes

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.
Mark Twain

50.) We must be the change we want to see.
Mahatma Gandhi

51.) In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

52.) Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

53.) Adversity is the mother of wisdom.
German Proverb

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

Encouraging Lines

56.) When one door of happiness closes, another opens.
Helen Keller

57.) Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.

58.) Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
Maya Angelou

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.
Albert Einstein

61.) Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.
Luna Lovegood

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

65.) If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl

66.) You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A.A. Milne

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.
Mother Teresa

Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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.
Madeline Bridge

71.) You are not meant for crawling. You have wings. Learn to use them.

72.) When you know better, you do better.
Maya Angelou

73.) It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.
German Proverb

74.) We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Albus Dumbledore

75.) Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
Dr. Seuss

76.) Every object, every being, is a jar of delight. Be a connoisseur.

77.) If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

78.) Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

79.) Who gives to me teaches me to give.
Dutch Proverb

80.) Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

81.) An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.
Benjamin Franklin

82.) True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Good Advice

83.) The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!
Dr. Seuss

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.
George Burns

86.) Never doubt yourself; it will only hold you back.
J.M. Barrie

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.
Vince Lombardi

88.) If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Margaret Mead

89.) Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person. But, help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship!
Mother Teresa

90.) Don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.
Louisa May Alcott

91.) Fortune favors the bold.
Polish Proverb

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.
Irish Proverb

94.) Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
Diane Ackerman

dream big quote.

Good Quotes for Children

95.) Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margaret Mead

96.) A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg

97.) No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.
Robin Sharma

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.
Albert Einstein

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.
Erma Bombeck

103.) To know the path ahead, ask those returning.
Serbian Proverb

104.) We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Stacia Tauscher

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.
Author Unknown

109.) The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives.
Robert Brault

110.) I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
Liz Armbruster

111.) Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

112.) Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
Neil Postman

113.) Life, love, and laughter, what priceless gifts to give our children.
Phyllis Dryden

114.) Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.
William Stafford

115.) Children make you want to start life over.
Muhammad Ali

Awesome Quotes for Kids

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.
Frederick Douglass

120.) Children see magic because they look for it.
Christopher Moore

121.) Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
Ray Merritt

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

123.) Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.
C.S. Lewis

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.
J.K. Rowling

Classroom Quotes

127.) You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A.A. Milne

128.) You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.
Maya Angelou

129.) Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.
Babe Ruth

130.) Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.
Chinese Proverb

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.
B.B. King

133.) Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

134.) Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison

135.) He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Chinese Proverb

136.) There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills

137.) The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.

Motivational Educational Sayings

138.) I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson

139.) You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Zig Ziglar

140.) The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.
Mark Twain

141.) The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln

142.) What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Sheryl Sandberg

143.) The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

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.
Chinese Proverb

146.) Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

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.
Barack Obama

148.) Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

149.) Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margaret Mead

150.) What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Joseph Addison

151.) The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
Portuguese Proverb

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.
Irish Proverb

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

Words to Follow

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.
J.S. Felts

164.) First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus, Discourses

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.
Scottish Proverb

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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