160 Motivational Quotes for Kids To Inspire About Life

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Looking for the right words to say to keep your kids and students motivated at the beginning of the school year?  We have picked some of the most encouraging and uplifting quotes and thoughts which are finest inspirational quotes all kids should hear.

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These wise and positive quotes will encourage kids/children to be confident, kind, patient, hardworking, loving and humble. Your child may be in kindergarten, school, middle-school or in college, some daily morning words of motivation can do wonders and make them wiser.

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  • Inspirational Quotes For Kids
  • Motivational Quotes For Kids

Inspirational Quotes For Kids

  1. “I think I can. I know I can.”                                                                                                           
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids

  2. “Being kind is never wasted.”                                                                                                                           
    Motivational Quotes For Kids
    Motivational Quotes For Kids

  3. “Believe you can and you will.”                                                                                                             
    Motivation Quotes For Kids
    Motivation Quotes For Kids

  4. “You’re amazing just the way you are.”                                                                                                             
    Encouraging Quotes For Kids
    Encouraging Quotes For Kids

  5. “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”                                                                                 
    Inspirational Quotes For Children
    Inspirational Quotes For Children

  6. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”                                                                                                               
    Motivation Quotes For Children
    Motivation Quotes For Children

  7. “You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.”

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

  9. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

  10. “You are amazing. You are brave. You are strong.”                                                                                               
    Encouraging Words For Kids
    Encouraging Words For Kids

  11. “Do the right thing….even when no one is looking.”

  12. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney                                                                                       
    Short Motivational Quotes For Kids
    Short Motivational Quotes For Kids

  13. “The more you give away the happier you become.”

  14. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden                                                                                                 
    Motivation Inspirational Quotes Kids
    Motivation Inspirational Quotes Kids

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

  16. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison                                                                                   
    Motivation Quotes For School Kids
    Motivation Quotes For School Kids

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

  18. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”                                                                                       
    Motivational Educational Quotes For Kids
    Motivational Educational Quotes For Kids

  19. “Anything is possible. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

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

  21. “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”                                                                         
    Reading Motivational Quotes For Kids
    Reading Motivational Quotes For Kids

  22. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain                                                         
    Famous Motivational Quotes Kids
    Famous Motivational Quotes Kids

  23. “You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss                                                                           
    Best Motivational Quotes For Kids
    Best Motivational Quotes For Kids

  24. “Children are our most valuable resource.” — Herbert Hoover

  25. “Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” – Aslan

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

  27. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney                                                           
    Motivational Quotes For Kids Students
    Motivational Quotes For Kids Students

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

  29. “It’s up to you how far you’ll go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.”

  30. “Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.” – Sydney Smith

  31. “We know what we are but know not what we may be.” – Shakespeare                                                   
    Inspiration Quotes For Kids
    Inspiration Quotes For Kids

  32. “Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” — Wess Stafford

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

  34. “Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are.”― Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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

  36. “Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned.” – Auliq Ice

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

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

  39. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ― Dalai Lama

  40. “The journey of a life time starts with the turning of a page.” – Rachel Anders

  41. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

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

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

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

  45. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  46. “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz

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

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

  49. “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

  50. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ― Robert F. Kennedy                                                                                                                                                       
    Uplifting Quotes For Kids
    Uplifting Quotes For Kids

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

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

  53. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

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

  55. “What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.” – Cleveland Amory

  56. “Always keep a positive mindset, it will improve your outlook on the world.” – Roald Dahl

  57. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr.Seuss                                                                                                                                   
    Motivational Quotes for Middle Schoolers
    Motivational Quotes for Middle Schoolers

  58. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

  59. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller

  60. “One thing I believe strongly in this life is that you just don’t reward bad behavior.” ― Dr. Phil

  61. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller                                                                                                                                         
    Positive Quotes For Children
    Positive Quotes For Children

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

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

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

  65. “Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you.”

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

  67. “Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the Stuff of growth.” – Sir Ken Robinson

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

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

  70. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” ― Joyce Brothers

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

  72. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

  73. “Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  82. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

  86. “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

  87. “We must not demonstrate any arrogance, and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.”― Chen Shui-bian

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

  89. “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

  90. “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

Motivational Quotes for Kids

  1. “Be kind to others.”                                                                                                                                                                             
    Short Inspirational Quotes For Kids
    Short Inspirational Quotes For Kids

  2. “Learn something new everyday.”                                                                                                                           
    Positive Quotes For Kids
    Positive Quotes For Kids

  3. “Do more of what makes you happy.”                                                                                                                                         
    Motivational Messages For Children
    Motivational Messages For Children

  4. “You become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey                                                                                           
    Daily Motivation For Kids
    Daily Motivation For Kids

  5. “Change the world by being yourself.”- Amy Poehler

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

  7. “Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

  8. “Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso

  9. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci                                                                                   
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids In School
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids In School

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

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

  12. “Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you.”                                                                         
    School Inspirational Quotes For Kids
    School Inspirational Quotes For Kids

  13. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

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

  15. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama                                                                 
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids Images
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids Images

  16. “Time to rise. Time for school! Open your eyes.” — Tammie Jones

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

  18. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky

  19. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  22. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.                                                                     
    Positive Inspiring Quotes For Kids
    Positive Inspiring Quotes For Kids

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

  24. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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

  26. “Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”– Francis Bacon

  27. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids From Teachers
    Inspirational Quotes For Kids From Teachers

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

  29. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer

  30. “If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition.” – Barbara Cook                                                                                                                                                                         
    Confidence Inspiration Quotes For Kids
    Confidence Inspiration Quotes For Kids

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

  32. “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” ― Claire Fagin

  33. “Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.” – W. E. B. Du Bois

  34. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” — Audrey Hepburn                                       
    Inspirational Success Quotes Kids
    Inspirational Success Quotes Kids

  35. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth

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

  37. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

  38. “You are super duper amazing talented go getter let nothing stand in your way ever.”

  39. “Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.” –Arthur Wellesley

  40. “Everything that you imagine you can do…. And whatever you dream will come true!”                                                                                                                                                         
    Good Quotes For Kids
    Good Quotes For Kids

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

  42. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot

  50. “Never give up, for that is the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

  51. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

  52. “If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” — Muhammad Ali

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

  54. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

  55. “School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here.” — Winifred C. Marshal

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

  57. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

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

  59. “If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

  61. “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

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

  63. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”– Paulo Coelho

  64. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”.” – Charles Dickens

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

  66. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” – Carl Rogers

  67. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  68. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius

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

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

  71. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

  72. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans

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

  74. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland

  75. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

  76. “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” ― Harry Wong

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

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

  79. “Each day is a new day, a new opportunity to work towards making your life the way you want it.” – Josie Cluney

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

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

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

  83. “Be sure those you have around you encourage, inspire and motivate you to continue to move to the next level.” – Honoree Corder

  84. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” – W. Somerset Maugham

  85. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

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

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

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

  89. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” — Jim Rohn

  90. “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns

More Inspirational Quotes

Kids need to be equipped with positive self-talk just as much as anybody else. Young children also face a lot of obstacles in daily life. Also students face challenges like low self-esteem, fear, bullying, failure, acceptance from peers and more. These motivational quotes will help them to take a positive perspective in life and work hard for success.

We all sometimes benefit from a dose of inspiration. However, finding age-appropriate motivational quotes for kids can be a daunting task at times.

These encouraging words will help parents and teachers to inspire kids. They cover most of the common life events and situations they’ll have to work through.

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