50 Inspirational Quotes for Kids

A collection of inspirational quotes for kids that you can share with your children or teens to encourage and motivate them to be all that they can be.



Success isn't what you have, but who you are. And who you are can be measured in your character and in the positive impact your life has on the lives of people around you. Les Brown, Up Thoughts For Down Times
Character  |   


Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Dr. Seuss
Quote of The Day  |   


You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore
Funny  |   


If you reach for a star, you might not get one. But you won't come up with a hand full of mud either.
Leo Burnett
Inspirational Quotes  |   


Always be you, never be someone else; don't pretend to like something that you don't; don't consider anyone a friend who you can't be yourself around; live your life as who you are not who you think others want you to be like.
Catherine Pulsifer
Being Yourself  |   



A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.
Charles Gordy
Smile Poem  |   


If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition.
Barbara Cook
Words of Encouragement  |   


When you share your experiences with other people, you help take away their fears.
Rick Warren
Experience  |   


Always do your best when you are at school and even when you do family chores.
Byron Pulsifer
Encouraging  |   


Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful; it has brought you to where you are now.
, Tapping the Power Within
Purpose  |   


The most important thing in life is to stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will".
Charles Dickens
Wishing  |   


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss
Encouraging  |   


Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Enthusiasm  |   


True happiness comes from designing a life that works for you.
Bill Burnett; Dave Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Happiness  |   


The more positive emotions you feel, the happier you are. On the other hand, the more you indulge in negative emotions like anger and frustration, the unhappier you are.
Maximilian Weigand, The Happy Life: Take Control of Your Emotions to Change Your Life
Quotes about Being Happy  |   


If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!
Nick Vujicic, Be the Hands and Feet
God  |   


No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Robin Williams
Change  |   


You did it. You got through it. You've run the gauntlet of exams, essays, and the occasional all-nighter and come out of it reasonably unscathed. You've got a diploma, a gown, and a nifty tasseled cap.
Alyssa Favreau, .Stuff Every Graduate Should Know: A Handbook for the Real World (Stuff You Should Know)
Graduation  |   


I would encourage you to be honest, to help others and to be kind and considerate to everyone you meet.
Byron Pulsifer
Honesty  |   


Being kind in a genuine, positive and good way is truly an art.
Stefan Einhorn, The Art of Being Kind
Kindness  |   


The length of time it takes to reach your goal depends on the intensity of your desire.
Michelle C. Ustaszeski
Goals  |   


It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities...
Woody Allen
Future  |   


Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.
Edgar A Guest, Be A Friend
Friendship Poems  |   


We are children of a large family, and must learn, as such children do, not to expect that our little hurts will be made much of - to be content with little nurture and caressing, and help each other the more.
George Eliot
Family  |   


A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Helen Keller
Overcoming  |   


A great part of life is, in my mind, to create happy memories for others and, at the same time, the creation of happy memories for others makes me feel more human and brings a special meaning to what life should be.
Byron Pulsifer, A Bear Memory
Life  |   


Be true to yourself, be honest with others. Live with truth and not lies or deception. You are just as valuable a person whether you live in a one room apartment or in a thirty room mansion.
Byron Pulsifer, Be Yourself
Truth  |   


Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi, Football Coach
Sports  |   


Anything is possible once we believe and never relinquish hope.
Shadonna Richards, Think and Be Happy
Hope  |   


It's amazing how the ideas start to form and flow when we remove "can't" from our vocabulary.
Stephen Shaner, The Art of Being Awesome
Motivational Poems  |   


Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success.
Denis Waitley
Attitude  |   


Each day is a new day, a new opportunity to work towards making your life the way you want it.
Josie Cluney, Finding Purpose
Good Day Quotes  |   


A single action on its own may not have a profound impact, but over time, as these days add up, you'll change both your mind and your brain.
Sandi Amorim, The 100 Day Promise
Graduation Poems  |   


Laziness requires no effort whereas work requires dedication and perseverance.
Catherine Pulsifer, Good Luck On Your Test
Work  |   


Give the world the best you have and greatness will come back to you.
Catherine Pulsifer
Greatness  |   


Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.
William Arthur Ward
Poems about Life  |   


People who are called to greatness meet great challenges.
Joyce Meyer, Never Give Up!: Relentless Determination to Overcome Life's Challenges
Challenge  |   


Every day is a chance to begin again. Don't focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.
Catherine Pulsifer
New Beginnings  |   


Great things happen a little at a time. Mark Black
Great things happen a little at a time.
Mark Black
Time  |   


When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.
Dale Carnegie
Funny Quotes about Life  |   


Get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile you'll . . . be cheerful because you smile.
Kenneth Goode
Funny Poems  |   


The best leaders are very often the best listeners. They have an open mind.
Wilferd Peterson
Listening  |   


... always laugh with others never at them.
Wilferd Peterson
Laughter  |   


Your values and beliefs give you a sense of who you are and what you desire to achieve.
Stephanie Chan, Poower Up Your Perspective
Believe In Yourself  |   


Good manners encompass all the things that make the people around us feel good.
Jacquie McTaggart
Good  |   


No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Maya Angelou
Quotes to Live By  |   


The human will is an amazing thing. Time after time, it has triumphed against unbelievable odds.
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Determination  |   


Successful achievers don't necessarily follow a path, they make one.
Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope
Successful  |   


At the end of the day, it's all about staying positive and focusing on YOUR talents, YOUR opportunities, and YOUR blessings.
Gene King, Plan B: Separate Yourself from the Herd
Positive Attitude  |   


At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends.
Chinese Proverb
Friend  |   


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