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101 Best Motivational or Inspirational Quotes for Children


Initially when thinking about this article “Most inspirational quotes for children”, I thought things like Does quotes work for children? Can these quotes make a difference in them? Children, they are very cute, naughty, bit innocent and most importantly they are at a age where their character molding is very easy.

Quotes for Children

Children always grow accordingly to the environment they are bought up. So motivational quotes or things make great impact on them. Their kind of thinking and activities all depends based on the positivism around them. These positive quotes also help in eliminating all the negative emotions in them.

The following mentioned are few great motivational quotes for children which should be read when they feel too low or sad about anything.

Best Kids Inspirational Quotes:

1. “You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Suess

2. “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” – Henry Ford

3. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Suess

4. “It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns

5. “It’s good to have an end to journey toward, but it’s the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K. LeGuin

6. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christen Andersen

7. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

8. “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman

9. “No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.” – Robin Sharma

10. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” – John Wooden

11. “We all can dance when we find music we love.” – Giles Andreae

12. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin

13. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

14. “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” – Henry David Thoreau

15. “The more you give away the more happy you become.” – Anonymous

16. “Happiness Doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” – Ben Carson

17. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

18. “When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou

19. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

20. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt


21. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney

22. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

23. “Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” – Alice Munro

24. “May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift

25. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

26. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

27. “To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” – Walt Whitman

28. “Time’s fun when you’re eating flies.” – Kermit the Frog

29. “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe

30. “Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don’t like.” – Eisenhower 

31. “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

32. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Suess

33. “Climb every mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, ‘Til you find your dream.” – Sound of Music

34. “We know what we are but know not what we may be.” – Shakespeare

35. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown

36. “There is a voice inside of you, that whispers all day long, I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” – Anonymous

37. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

38. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

39. “Pulling someone down will never help you reach the top.” – Kushandwizdom

40. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney 


41. “Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears.” – Anonymous

42. “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman

43. “We grow great by dreams.” – Woodrow Wilson

44. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

45. “Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.” – Horace Mann

46. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne

47. “The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.” – Wendell Willkie

48. “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

49. “Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.” – Madeline Bridge

50. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman 


51. “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

52. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” – Bonnie Blair

53. “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” – T.S. Eliot

54. “Politeness is the flower of humanity.” – Joseph Joubert

55. “Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.” – John Hays Hammond

56. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

57. “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

58. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

59. “We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.” – Henry Ward Beecher

60. “I can accept failure — everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan 


61. “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” – Dr. Haim Ginott

62. “We have children because we want immortality and this is the most reliable way of getting it.” – Woodrow Wyatt

63. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney

64. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Ralph Vaull Starr

65. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

66. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

67. “Nobody loses anything by being polite, but there are a lot of people who are afraid to take the risk.” – Evan Esar

68. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there!.” – Will Rogers

69. “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.” – Joel Osteen

70. “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.” – Dale Carnegie 


71. “You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.” – Wayne Dyer

72. “To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” – Emily Dickinson

73. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napolean Hill

74. “Everything you need is already inside. Just do it.” – Bill Bowerman

75. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there’s a light somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E. Renkei

76. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

77. “Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.” – Earl Nightingale

78. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore

79. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

80. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci 

81. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

82. “Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

83. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

84. “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.” – William Shakespeare

85. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

86. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Anon

87. “All of our dreams can come true.” – Walt Disney

88. “Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ” – Ernest Hemingway

89. “Choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.” – Thomas S. Monson

90. “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver 

91. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucious

92. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

93. “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

94. “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

95. “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

96. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Irish Proverb

97. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

98. “Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them.” – Bill Kelly

99. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself…” – Leo Tolstoy

100. “Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little thing.” – Frank A. Clark 

101. “Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.” – Abel Stevens