200 Inspirational Quotes For Kids (For School And Life)

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Here are 200 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. 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

See also: be yourself quotes, inspirational quotes for teens, self-respect quotes

The Best Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 okay to be cautious but remember that it’s even better to fail and learn and try again. Maxime Lagacé

See also: the quotes I love (and use) the most

Part 2. Inspirational Quotes For Kids That Are…

The Most Famous Inspirational Quotes For Kids (Disney, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Learn voraciously. Sam Altman

Even in dreams be kind. Jack Kerouac

We grow great by dreams. Woodrow Wilson

Dreaming has no age limit. Nike

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

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

Be open to all teachers and all teachings. Ram Dass

Keep going. That’s it. That’s my only advice. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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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This too shall pass. Thibaut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deep Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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

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

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. Michel de Montaigne

It’s harder to become a good man without a good father. But if you succeed, you become a great man. @orangebook_

If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void. Paulo Coelho (Manuscript Found in Accra)

If there’s anything that bothers me, it’s one person demeaning another. Fred Rogers

Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry? Noam Chomsky

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

When you drop your ego you can learn from everyone. Carlos Del Valle

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Wise Inspirational Quotes For Kids

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

The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view. Jack Kerouac

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

Being wrong isn’t a bad thing like they teach you in school. It is an opportunity to learn something. Richard Feynman

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. Goi Nasu

Once you truly understand that it is okay to lose or fail, you are free, you have nothing to fear, and only then, can nothing in this world hold you back. Yahya Mohamed

Rapid learning requires a high tolerance for looking stupid. The path to answers begins with the admission that we don’t know them. Adopting the appearance of knowledge is a way to impress, but not a way to improve. Ignorant questions are preferable to premature answers. @TheStoicEmperor

Creating makes you smarter. Consuming doesn’t. Traveling makes you smarter. Tourism doesn’t. Learning makes you smarter. Memorization doesn’t. Focusing makes you smarter. Mindlessness doesn’t. Humility makes you smarter. Pride doesn’t. @orangebook_

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. Abraham Joshua Heschel

Choose as a guide one whom you will admire more when you see him act than when you hear him speak. Seneca

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

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

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Part 3. Inspirational Quotes For Kids About…

Inspirational Quotes For Kids About Life

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

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

We obtain our education at home, at school, and, most important, from life itself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own. Adam Lindsay Gordon

Did something disappoint you? Did something sadden you? The school of life wanted to teach you an important lesson through that experience. Haemin Sunim

The way to expand our lives is to model the lives of those people who are already succeeding. Tony Robbins

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. Joseph Campbell

The only job security you’ll find in the 21st century is within yourself – your own ability to adapt to dynamic market conditions. Jameson Lopp

Follow your dreams; you may not make money, but will never be poor. Follow other people’s dreams; you can make money but will never be rich. Paulo Coelho (See also: dream quotes)

Curiosity is the start of the search for truth. It is a leap from “being part of a mold” to “exploring outside of the boundary.” Everybody should be curious. Endlessly. Don’t be a lifeless zombie. Wake up, get curious and explore beyond your boundary today. Thibaut

All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Deng Ming-Dao

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

“I have done my best”, that is about all the philosophy of living that one needs. Lin Yutang

See also: quotes to live by

Inspirational Quotes For Kids About Friends, Relationships

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It feels good to be kind. Maxime Lagacé

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face. Maya Angelou

The secret to being likeable is to not care if people like you. Ed Latimore

Now this is exactly what your society did to you when you were born. You were not allowed to enjoy the solid, nutritious food of life — namely, work, play, fun, laughter… You were given a taste for the drug called approval, appreciation, attention. Anthony de Mello

I’m Tibetan, I’m Buddhist and I’m the Dalai Lama, but if I emphasize these differences it sets me apart and raises barriers with other people. What we need to do is to pay more attention to the ways in which we are the same as other people. 14th Dalai Lama

We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement. Hermann Hesse (Narcissus and Goldmund)

The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you. Paulo Coelho

There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be! Irish Proverb

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See also: 8 Ways to Help Your Child Make Friends in School (health.clevelandclinic.org)

Inspirational Quotes For Kids About School

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Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. Oprah Winfrey

Grades seem important until you realize you can build something with what you’ve learned. Maxime Lagacé

I never pay attention to anything by “experts”. I calculate everything myself. Richard Feynman

In a global economy, where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity, it is a prerequisite. Barack Obama

If you want to master something, teach it. The more you teach, the better you learn. Teaching is a powerful tool to learning. Richard Feynman

Just do what you do and do it well. Stop worrying about what other people are doing, or what they will say about what you are doing. Iyanla Vanzant

Things you learned in school that you need to forget: Grades are more important than knowledge. The key to success is obedience and conformity. Your individual interests are largely irrelevant. Social hierarchies are rigid and hard to break. Thibaut

The obedient student will memorize and forget. The interested seeker will explore and remember. @TheStoicEmperor

A message to my future children: “Learn to sell. Learn to write. Learn to speak. Learn to code.” Four skills and you’re set for life. David Perell

Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day. Charlie Munger

All rules for study are summed up in this one: learn only in order to create. Friedrich Schelling (On University Studies)

All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way. William G. Spady

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

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Quotes For Kids About Technologies, Social Media, Internet, Smartphones

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The wisest use social media. The others are being used by social media. Stay alert. Maxime Lagacé

The Internet makes it easier to self-develop and easier to self-destruct. Johnny Uzan

Be cautious with any product that’s been optimized for addiction. Including this one. Johnny Uzan

Having a stack of social media apps on your phone is the equivalent of walking with candies in your pockets all day long. Johnny Uzan

The deception of success is greater now than ever before because social media curates the best, happiest and biggest moments to show us. James Clear

Social media gives us a false impression of the success of others. Social media is a highlight real. We see the success, but not the hard work. We see trophies, not sweat. We see diplomas, not homework. We see performances, not rehearsals. David Perell

Become mindful observers of the market-driven, ad-driven world we live in. Advertising is designed to create a need where one does not exist. Thich Nhat Hanh

Your time has monetary value to advertisers, influencers, and Netflix. It should have a deeper value to you. It is your life. Don’t give it away too cheaply. @TheStoicEmperor

Most valuable information is widely accessible. Great books of centuries past are free online. Thinkers of today argue publicly on Twitter. YouTube is a lecture hall that seats millions. Podcasts are private tutors for the masses. A golden age for the self-motivated learner. @TheStoicEmperor

When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world. Sometimes you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down. Michelle Obama

Some time in your day today, try to turn off all the noises you can around you, and give yourself some ‘quiet time.’ In the silence, let yourself think about something. … Or if possible, think about nothing. Fred Rogers

I think there should be regulations on social media to the degree that it negatively affects the public good. Elon Musk

Our attention spans have been reduced by the immediate gratification provided by smartphones and social media. Katherine Ryan

Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self. Hozier

Smartphone is definitely smarter than us to be able to keep us addicted to it. Munia Khan

See also: focus quotes

See also: The Effects of Smartphones on Your Brain (verywellmind.com) or Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain (sciencedaily.com)

Inspirational Quotes For Kids About Being Different

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

The first step to accepting yourself is to stop comparing yourself to others. Joe Duncan

Fail by chasing trends, succeed by pursuing sincere interests. Brian Norgard

Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out? Oliver James

I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. Susan Cain

If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail. If you can’t be the sun be a star. It isn’t by size that you win or you fail. Be the best of whatever you are. Fred Rogers

Accept right now that you are magnificent. Being your real, true, authentic self is what’s most awesome about you. Gabby Bernstein

You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you. You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. Richard Feynman

It doesn’t matter whether you’re poor or rich, where you’re from, what religion you follow, what language you speak, everyone is equal on the pitch. Rascha Ahmad

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell

You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain. Miyamoto Musashi

We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate. Erica Jong

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. John Mayer

See also: love yourself quotes

Inspirational Quotes For Kids About Learning, Failing, Growing

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

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren

The best way to learn something is to do it, then to teach it. Matthew Kobach

Do you read? It’s a mighty handy thing. I learned how. You’ll learn. Fred Rogers

When you stop learning you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense. Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing will teach you how to do something faster than trying and failing. Sahil Lavingia

Treat failure like a scientist. Your failures are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment. James Clear

The best learning happens through self-discovery. The things that you go out and discover yourself is knowledge that truly has meaning to you. Preethi Kasireddy

Talent puts you on a path but doesn’t get you to the destination. The longer the time frame, the more hard work and relentless improvement matter. Shane Parrish

The world is filled with teachers. Every creature in this universe teaches us something. You only have to be a good student. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If you’re going to live a long time, you have to keep learning – what you formerly knew is never enough. So if you don’t learn to constantly revise your earlier conclusions, and get better ones, you are – I always use the same metaphor – you’re like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. Charlie Munger

As the rate of change in the world increases, your ability to learn becomes more important than what you already know. Johnny Uzan

We have to be willing to fail, to be wrong, to start over again with lessons learned. Angela Lee Duckworth

Repetition is the mother of skill. Tony Robbins

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. Barbara Walters

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Inspirational Quotes For Kids About Happiness, Success

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

If you can see the sky, then you have free access to awe. Kyle Kowalski

The more you learn, the better feeling you have about yourself and the world we live in. Fred Rogers

Cultivate self-compassion: let go of perfectionism. Brené Brown

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

So stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth. If you prefer single-tasking to multi-tasking, stick to your guns. Being relatively unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way. Susan Cain

Following your genuine intellectual curiosity is a better foundation for a career than following whatever is making money right now. Naval Ravikant

You do not need to waste your time doing those things that are unnecessary and trifling. You do not have to be rich. You do not need to seek fame or power. What you need is freedom, solidity, peace and joy. You need the time and energy to be able to share these things with others. Thich Nhat Hanh

Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let’s not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control. Paulo Coelho

Don’t let anyone make you feel that you don’t deserve the good things that happen in your life. Paulo Coelho

Success is about what you do everyday when no one is looking. @orangebook_

Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off. Haruki Murakami (1Q84)

When you stop competing you will start succeeding. Thibaut

Don’t use humor as a weapon. Employ it as a defense. Thibaut

Doing what everyone else thinks you should do is almost always a sure path to average. Shane Parrish

Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a lion and live your life according to your own light. Osho

See also: inner peace quotes, simplicity quotes

See also: Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things Every Day (inc.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There’s never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you. And people can like you exactly as you are. Fred Rogers

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