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280 Inspirational Quotes for Kids to Lead Them in Life

3. “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” – Horace 

4. “Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose.” – The Flash

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

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

7. “I think I can. I know I can.” – Anonymous

8. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens 

9. “Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” – Iron Man 

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

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

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

13. “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – Clive Staples Lewis 

14. “You are much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.” – Superman

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

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

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

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

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

20. “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batman

21. “Anything is possible. Anything can be.” –

22. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –

23. “Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them.” – Josie Bissett

24. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy Bennett

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

26. “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

27. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” –

28. “We grow great by dreams.” –

29. “He, who is not courageous enough to take risks, will not accomplish anything in life.” – Muhammad Ali

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

31. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” – Tommy Lee Jones

32. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

33. “That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth

34. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” –

35. “The more you give away, the happier you become.” – Anonymous

36. “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

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

39. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” –

40. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” – Katharine Hepburn

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

42. “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their true image.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

43. “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” – Holly Branson

44. “Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

45. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” –

46. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

47. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” –

48. “Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.” – Ken Robinson

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. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

51. “Climb every mountain. Ford every stream. Follow every rainbow. ‘Till you find your dream.” – Richard Rogers

52. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Jr.

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

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

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

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

57. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” –

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

59. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

60. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a .” – Buckminster Fuller

61. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

62. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

63. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

64. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

65. “When you know better, you do better.” –

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

67. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” –

68. “All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way.” – William Spady

69. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

70. “Have the courage to start, the perseverance to continue, and the kindness to make it all beautiful.” – Maxime Lagacé

71. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Adair

72. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

73. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson

74. “I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.” – Shaquille O’Neal

75. “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

76. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy Bennett

77. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

78. “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Spider-Man

79. “You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

80. “If my mind can conceive it. If my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali

81. “Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.” – Anonymous

82. “. Everyone else is already taken.” –

83. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” –

84. “Every child is born a genius.” – Buckminster Fuller

85. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

86. “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” – Dory

87. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

88. “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

89. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100%.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

90. “Don’t wait until you reach your goals to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.” – Karen Salmansohn

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

92. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –

93. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

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. “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

96. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

97. “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair

98. “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” – Abigail Van Buren

99. “Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” – Clive Staples Lewis

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

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

102. “Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler

103. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” –

104. “You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.” –

105. “There will never be another precious you! Be yourself. Stay true to your inner nature.” – Gail Mewes

106. “If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition.” – Barbara Cook

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

108. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” –

109. “A man’s own manner and character is what most becomes him.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

110. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” –

111. “If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” – Taylor Swift

112. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

113. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” –

114. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – Edward Estlin Cummings

115. “Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything. You are you, and that is the beginning and the end, no apologies, no regrets.” – Clark Moustakas

116. “Make each day your masterpiece.” –

117. “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

118. “Life, love, and laughter, what priceless gifts to give our children.” – Phyllis Dryden

119. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” –

120. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

121. “You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.” – Greg Henry Quinn

122. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

123. “Never fear . They simply mean that there’s a light somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E. Renkel

124. “Always keep . It will improve your outlook on the world.” – Roald Dahl

125. “No matter how bad things get, something good is out there, over the horizon.” – Green Lantern

126. “Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” – Deepak Chopra

127. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

128. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

129. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking

130. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the ‘present.'” – Eleanor Roosevelt

131. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” – Jennifer Aniston

132. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

133. “Champions keep playing ’til they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

134. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” –

135. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

136. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –

137. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you’ve already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

138. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” –

139. “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” – George Herbert

140. “You’re never a loser ’till you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

141. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller

142. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –

143. “Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” –

144. “Wisdom comes not from age, but from education and learning.” –

145. “A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

146. “The capacity to learn is a gift. The ability to learn is a skill. The willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert

147. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

148. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

149. “Who questions much shall learn much and retain much.” –

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

151. “What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” – Chuck Grassley

152. “Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.” – Doris Roberts

153. “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.” – Dr. Seuss

154. “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

155. “Wise people learn when they can. Fools learn when they must.” – Arthur Wellesley

156. “Success is the sum of small efforts being repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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

158. “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.” – Anonymous

159. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

160. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

161. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I. I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” –

162. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani

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

164. “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them. Your smile, your hope, and your courage.” – Doe Zantamata

165. “You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” – Jim Rohn

166. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” –

167. “Practice isn’t the thing you do once your good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell

168. “Even miracles take a little time.” – Fairy Godmother

169. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

170. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish,’ and start saying ‘I will.'” –

171. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” – Pablo Casals

172. “Only love can truly save the world. So I stay, I fight, and I give for the world I know can be.” – Wonder Woman

173. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney

174. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” – Oscar Wilde

175. “The tougher the fight, the more important the mental attitude.” – Michael Landon

176. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Jennifer Dukes Lee

177. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” – The Blue Fairy

178. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

181. “You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel.” – Robert Tew

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

183. “One day, the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” – Johnny Depp

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

185. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

186. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – William Clement Stone

187. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith

188. “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” – Harry Edwards

189. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

190. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

191. “Don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.” – Louisa May Alcott

192. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” –

193. “Never doubt yourself. It will only hold you back.” – James Matthew Barrie

194. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –

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

196. “There’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” – Anonymous

197. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Satya Nani

198. “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

199. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Chuang Tzu

200. “If you want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

201. “Today is another opportunity to learn anything you want.” – Johnny Uzan

202. “When you laugh, you change, and when you change, the world changes.” – Madan Kataria

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

204. “A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

205. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

206. “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.” – Charles Gordy

207. “The most important things in life are not what you can see but what you feel.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

208. “Be thankful for what you have. You’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

209. “Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore

210. “The truth is we’re all a little bit broken. We must learn to love the broken pieces of ourselves. Be gentle and empathetic with ourselves and others.” – Karen Salmansohn

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

212. “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

213. “I keep my heart, and my soul, and my spirit open to miracles.” – Patrick Swayze

214. “Children find everything in nothing. Men find nothing in everything.” – Giacomo Leopardi

215. “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” – Nina Dobrev

216. “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

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

218. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

219. “One thing I believe strongly in this life is that you just don’t reward bad behavior.” – Phil McGraw

220. “Preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

221. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” –

222. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

223. “You are not meant for crawling. You have wings. Learn to use them.” – Rumi

224. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” –

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

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

227. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

228. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie the Pooh

229. “Every object, every being is a jar of delight. Be a connoisseur.” – Rumi

230. “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

232. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling

233. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

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

235. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

236. “Good manners encompass all the things that make the people around us feel good.” – Jacqueline McTaggart

237. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – Riley B. King

238. “Today, I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr. Seuss

239. “Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

240. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” – Nike

241. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

242. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream, discover.” – Mark Twain

243. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – J.K. Rowling

244. “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

245. “The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

246. “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

247. “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” – Maya Angelou

248. “Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

249. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

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

251. “Just because something feels scary doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Fear does not equal danger.” – Amy Morin

252. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” – Ancient Indian Proverb

253. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

254. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

255. “I am the greatest. I said that before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

256. “Don’t let your ice cream melt while you’re counting someone else’s sprinkles.” – Akilah Hughes

257. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, and some come from behind, but I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now, my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” – Dr. Seuss

258. “Let us remember, one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

259. “Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic, and joyful, and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.” – Carolyn Haywood

260. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

261. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

262. “The only true source of politeness is consideration.” – William Gilmore Simms

263. “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

264. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

265. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis

266. “Love is the most important thing in life.” – Rainbow

267. “Broken crayons still color.” – Anonymous

268. “I am doing things at my own pace, and that’s okay.” – Anonymous

269. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” –

270. “I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.” – Anonymous

271. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

272. “Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

273. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

274. “Don’t become so focused on status that you aren’t also nice to other people because that’s the kind of popularity that pays off for decades to come.” – Mitch Prinstein

275. “When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.” – Confucius

276. “Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.” – Ray Merritt

277. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton

278. “Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” – Harriett Jackson Brown Jr.

279. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” –



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