100 Inspirational Quotes For Kids (To Motivate And Learn)

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best inspirational quotes for kids. Whether you’re a kid, a teacher or a parent, I hope you’ll find the right words for you or your loved ones to encourage them. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Obama, Disney, and more. Enjoy!

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I’m proud of you. I hope that you are proud of you too. Fred Rogers

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Today is the beginning of whatever you want. Kimberly Jones

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

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Do it for love, not rewards. Maxime Lagacé

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Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody. Nike

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You can get help from teachers but you have a lot to learn by yourself sitting alone in a room. Dr. Seuss

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

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It’s you I like. It’s not the things you wear. It’s not the way you do your hair. But it’s you I like, the way you are right now, the way down deep inside you. Not the things that hide you. It’s you I like. Fred Rogers

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Cultivate authenticity: let go of what people think. Brené Brown

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The things that make me different are the things that make me. Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

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I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. Johnny Depp

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It’s okay to feel whatever it is that we feel. Fred Rogers

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Don’t compare yourself with anyone else, because you have potential inside you that no one else on the planet has. Rhonda Byrne

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Today is another opportunity to learn anything you want. Johnny Uzan

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Did you know that it’s all right to marvel? There are all kinds of marvelous things! Fred Rogers

Related quote topics: be yourself, inspirational (for teens), self-respect

The Best Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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I hope you’re able to grow to respect whoever you are inside. Fred Rogers

Keep your word. Do what you say you will do. Thibaut

People’s expectations from you are their problem, not yours. Thibaut

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

I thought not fitting in was something I had to fix. Now I see it as my superpower. Maxime Lagacé

Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. Fred Rogers

When your heart has room for everybody then your heart is full of love. Fred Rogers

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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you. Dr. Seuss

You’ve made this day a special day by just your being you. There’s only one person in the whole world like you and people can like you just because you’re you. Fred Rogers

Congratulate yourself if you have done something strange, extravagant and broken the monotony. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The minute you stop caring what others think, is the minute you start being yourself. Gabby Bernstein

If you don’t like what someone has to say, argue with them. Noam Chomsky

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart)

Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else. Judy Garland

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What they say is required is not really what is required. Thibaut

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. Fred Rogers

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. Rita Mae Brown

Asking questions will get you further than giving answers. Doing the right things is more important than going fast. Maxime Lagacé

There’s a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities. Ursula K. Le Guin (The Dispossessed)

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. C. JoyBell C.

In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Miyamoto Musashi

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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain (Quiet, Amazon book)

Ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask, so you can find the answers you’re not supposed to find. David Perell

It’s true. Each one of us is special. That’s because of who we are inside. Fred Rogers

It’s okay to be cautious. But remember: it’s even better to fail, learn and grow. Maxime Lagacé

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Part 2. Inspirational Quotes For Kids That Are…

The Most Famous Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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Searching for a famous quote for kids? Check out those by Disney, Dalai Lama, Dr. Seuss, Einstein, etc.
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All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. Nelson Mandela

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

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are. Lady Gaga

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is. Angelina Jolie

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. 14th Dalai Lama

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Cultivate gratitude and joy: let go of scarcity and fear of the dark. Brené Brown

To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. Hillary Clinton

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

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Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be. Albert Camus (Notebooks)

Your dream starts as a kid. You get older and your aspirations grow, because you believe you can do it. Rafael Nadal

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs. Henry Ford

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

We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas A. Edison

Short Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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One-liners, short inspirational quotes for kids, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Dreaming has no age limit. Nike

Just try again. Maxime Lagacé

Learn voraciously. Sam Altman

Even in dreams be kind. Jack Kerouac

It feels good to be kind. Maxime Lagacé

We grow great by dreams. Woodrow Wilson

The single greatest source of wealth is between your ears. Brian Tracy

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What I learned on my own I still remember. Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Bed of Procrustes)

Be silly, be honest, be kind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish to be a writer, write. Epictetus (Discourses)

Anything you want in life takes effort. Noah Kagan

It’s good to be curious about many things. Fred Rogers

Don’t let the noise silence your dreams. Brian Norgard

Be open to all teachers and all teachings. Ram Dass

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Chasing rewards and fame is a dead-end street. Maxime Lagacé

You always pass failure on the way to success. Mickey Rooney

You’re truly happy when you love without counting. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t ever ask permission to lead, you just lead. Kamala Harris

Believe and your dreams will grow like wildflowers. Rhonda Byrne

Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher. Oprah Winfrey

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Motivational, Encouraging And Positive Quotes For Kids

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You always make each day such a special day. You know how? By just your being you. Fred Rogers

This too shall pass. Thibaut

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. Mother Teresa

I’m proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you had ever done. Fred Rogers

Some days, doing “the best we can” may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect — on any front — and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else. Fred Rogers

Learn to help yourself. Don’t count on other people to help you. Stay hard. David Goggins

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The hard path is often the right one. The river teaches more than the shore. Maxime Lagacé

Remember: talent is luck, perseverance is not. Maxime Lagacé

The path you forge will be your happiest, most meaningful and most useful. Maxime Lagacé

Some of my most important learnings came from failures that I thought were the end of the world in the moment. Justin Kan

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

Don’t worry, this isn’t your last mistake. @orangebook_

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

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Don’t quit. Sometimes the sky is more beautiful after the sun has set. Maxime Lagacé

Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager. Susan Sontag (Vassar College Commencement Speech)

Let yourself dream like nobody can stop you. Iyanla Vanzant

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

If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination. Paulo Coelho

Believe in yourself and trust that your mind and heart can break barriers. Eliud Kipchoge (First man to run a marathon under two hours)

It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through. Ira Glass

Inspirational Quotes For Kids: The Conclusion

You can win a lot in life just by being the last one to give up. James Clear

Let’s recap:

  • Remember: we are proud of you, whoever you are.
  • Life is one big aventure. Some days will be harder than others, and that’s fine. Keep learning. Keep moving forward.
  • Seeking fame and rewards leads to misery. Keep in mind: we’ll build a better world with humble and simple people.
  • One of the goals of life? Doing what you love. Find those things and do them often.
  • You are beautiful when:

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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February 14, 2022

Originally published

July 7, 2020

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