You may have heard of a few of these inspiring quotes for kids from some of our GREATEST leaders that are truly moving!

It starts with us, their biggest cheerleader, to expose our little one to positive words of affirmation.

Here are the TOP 100 quotes for kids to open their mind in believing, dreaming, and inspiring. 🙂

Believe in Yourself


“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~ Christian D. LarsonInspiring-Quotes-for-Kids

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

“Too many people overvalue what they are NOT and undervalue what they ARE.” ~ Malcom Forbes

“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

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

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

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Think Positive Thoughts


“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” ~ Winston Churchill

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” ~ Wade Boggs

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” ~ Helen Keller

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison

“I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.” ~ Roger Federer

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

“The quality of your life isn’t determined by whether you’re healthy or sick or rich or poor. It’s determined by what you make out of your experience as a human being.” ~ Claire Wineland

“What we think, we become.” ~ Buddha

“Positive thinking can achieve the impossible.” ~ Vijay

Dream Big


“When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” ~ Malcom Forbes

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. ~ Albert Einstein

“If you don’t build your dream. Someone will hire you to help build theirs.” ~ Tony Gaskins

“LAUGHTER is timeless, IMAGINATION has no age, and DREAMS are forever.” ~ Walt Disney

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

“You’re BRAVER than you believe, and STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.” ~ Winnie The Pooh

“If you can DREAM it you can DO it.” ~ Walt Disney

“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” ~ George Lucas

“The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The secret of my success: I don’t compare myself to anyone, and I don’t compete with anyone.” ~ Marty Rubin

Be Brave


“Start over my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to be.” ~ Madalyn Beck

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ~ Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid, that’s when life gives you a chance to be brave.” ~ Lupytha Hermin

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Bravery is the ability to look fear and hurt in the face and say move aside, you are in the way.” ~ Melissa Tumino

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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

“Anything is possible. Anything can be.” ~ Shel Silverstein

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” ~ Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

“The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave.” ~ James A. Lafond Lewis

Keep Learning


“I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” ~ Jenny Han

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

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” ~ Albert Einstein

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

“Children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.” ~ Jess Lair

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

“The important thing is to not stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” ~ Bob Talbert

“Curiosity has its own reasoning for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein

“It’s up to you how far you’ll go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.” ~ Merlin, The Sword and The Stone

Follow Your Heart


“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Only do what your heart tells you.” ~ Princess Diana

Be Kind


“Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.” ~ Brene Brown

“When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.” ~ Whoopi Goldberg

“Be kind whenever possible. For it is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Three little things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” ~ Henry James

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” ~ Brad Meltzer

“Be kind to yourself so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.” ~ Misha Collins

“There are opportunities everyday to be kind.” ~ Barb Walters

“We are made kind by being kind.” ~ Eric Hoffer

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” ~ Harold Kushner

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise L. Hay

Show Love


“Love is a verb. Love is doing, saying, showing. Never just think saying you love someone is enough.” ~ Unknown

“Where there is love, there is life.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” ~ Morrie Schwartz

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” ~ Winnie The Pooh

“Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.” ~ Fr. Jerome Cummings

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” ~ Og Mandino

“When people show you who they are, believe them.” ~ Maya Angelou

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“They do not love that do not show their love.” ~ William Shakespeare

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” ~ Stephen Chbosky

Be Happy


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” ~ Aristotle

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” ~ Alan Cohen

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Being happy never goes out of style.” ~ Lily Pulitzer

“They say a person just needs three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ~ Tom Bodett

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” ~ Mark Twain

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” ~ Walt Disney

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” ~ Mark Twain

Be Inspired


“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” ~ Carl Sagan

“Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained.” ~ Nicolas Manetta

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but … imagination.” ~ Albert Einstein

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

“If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” ~ Lewis Carroll

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

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

Final Thoughts


I hope these quotes spread love and inspiration to your child today (and hopefully to you too). 🙂

Consider putting up these positive words of encouragement in your child’s room, on a sticky note, or anywhere you know they will see it to uplift their minds.

If there are any other inspiring quotes for kids you would recommend or anything you’d like to add that I did not cover in this post, please share in the comments section below.

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