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Use these incredible thought leaders words to motivate, help, and encourage your kiddo!

Here are 50 famous quotes for kids from several of our GREATEST leaders that are truly life changing.

J.K. Rowling


Have you heard of the ever-so-famous fictional character ‘Harry Potter’?

If so, you probably know the name J.K. Rowling.

She is an incredible author who won the hearts of millions (from children to adults) writing the hit fantasy book series ‘Harry Potter’ which has sold MORE than 500 million copies!

She is a famous thought leader and her inspiring words of wisdom will move you …

“You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Failure means the stripping away of the inessential.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” J.K. Rowling

“Failure is not fun. It can be awful. But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse.” J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Helen Keller


Being deaf and blind did NOT discourage Helen Keller from making her dreams come true in becoming a famous writer and author.

Her accomplishments showed people who are deaf and blind that you can learn to read and write just like anybody else.

Her message spread awareness that those with disabilities should not be treated any differently just because they learn in a different way.

She is a true light where her words immolate the same optimism …

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.” ~ Helen Keller

“The only thing worst about being blind is having sight but no vision.” ~ Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do something I can do.” ~ Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~ Helen Keller

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” ~ Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Martin Luther King Jr.


“I have a dream” … are 4 words of one of the most powerful speeches written by Martin Luther King Jr. that will forever be ingrained in our history.

He is famously known for peacefully protesting equality and human rights for African Americans, the poor, and those who were victims of injustice.

His powerful words are heroic …

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

“You can kill the dreamer but you can’t kill the dream.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Margaret Thatcher


Margaret Thatcher the FIRST female British prime minister of the 20th century.

She is famously known as the “Iron Lady” because of her unswerving convictions about politics and leadership.

Her directness in her beliefs are portrayed through her uplifting words …

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“I started out in life with two great advantages: no money and good parents.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“You do not achieve anything without trouble, EVER.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“I wasn’t lucky. I deserved it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“Plan your work for today and everyday, then work your plan.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Tony Robbins


If you want motivation, Tony will surely get you MOTIVATED!

He is one of the most famous motivational speakers living today as well as a best-selling author, coach, and philanthropist.

His passionate words will inspire you to take action to live out your goals and dreams …

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~ Tony Robbins

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” ~ Tony Robbins

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” ~ Tony Robbins

“Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” ~ Tony Robbins

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” ~ Tony Robbins

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” ~ Tony Robbins

“People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals ~ THAT IS, goals that do not inspire them.” ~ Tony Robbins

“In life, never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution.” ~ Tony Robbins

“There’s always a way – if your’re committed.” ~ Tony Robbins

“Every problem is a gift without problems we would not grow.” ~ Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

Final Thoughts


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Consider putting up one or several of these uplifting quotes to motivate, help, and encourage your child by writing it on a sticky note, bathroom mirror, or anywhere you know they will see it.

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