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50 Best Inspirational Quotes for Kids

I love inspirational quotes for kids  and I have recently published a trio of quote books for kids packed to the brim with inspirational  quotes affirmations and activities for every day of the year. i will share some of them with you here but some aren’t in the book and I couldn’t not share them so thought I would gather them up in this blog post too.

I would love to hear which one is your favourite of these Inspirational Quotes for Kids ! And I would especially love to hear which one your child likes the most . And so, without further ado here are …

The key to inspirational and happy quotes for kids is making sure they are pretty short and very easy to understand.

Its okay if you share them and elaborate a little but you absolutely don’t want them to be confusing.


Inspirational Quotes for Kids


50 Inspirational Quotes for Kids

  • “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  • “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus
  • “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” – Carl Sandburg
  • “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” – John Wooden  
  • “We all can dance when we find music we love.” – Giles Andreae



                                                  Happy inspirational quotes for kids in 365 days of Happy 

Inspirational Quotes for Kids


More inspirational quotes for kids

  • “Just be yourself, there is no one better.” ― Taylor Swift
  • “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.”Batman
  • Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada
  • “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”–The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –Maya Angelou


Calm inspirational quotes in 365 days of calm 



My favourite Inspirational Quotes for Kids

  • “You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.”–Lady Gaga
  • “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”–Theodore Roosevelt
  • Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”–Conan O’Brien
  • ‘You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
  •  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”― Oscar Wilde


Inspirational quotes for kids can both encourage and motivate

  • “You’d be surprised at how far you can get in life, just by being kind.”― Jason Naylor
  •  “You learn something everyday if you pay attention.” — Ray LeBlond
  • “Every problem is a gift. Without them we wouldn’t grow.” – Tony Robbins (find more great Tony Robbins quotes here
  •  “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.”–Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”– Thomas Edison


Kind inspirational quotes in 365 days of kind



  • “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”―Kurt Cobain
  • “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”–E. E. Cummings
  • “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  • “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton
  • “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



Kindness – Inspirational quotes for kids

  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill ( so doable! Inspirational Quotes for Kids need to be do-able) 
  • “If you can be anything, be kind” – UNKNOWN
  • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” – Dalai Lama


Inspirational Quotes for Kids


Inspiring quotes for kids are worth repeating!

  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “You can’t focus on what’s going wrong. There’s always a way to turn things around.” – Inside Out
  • ‘Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.”–Oprah Winfrey
  • “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” – Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • ‘Sometimes you have to be your own hero’




  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” —Zig Ziglar
  • “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  • “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair


Even more Best Inspirational Quotes for Kids

  • “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” -Dr. Seuss
  • “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Kindness begins with me” -Anonymous 
  • “Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” -Mother Teresa


And finally….. Ultimate inspirational quotes for kids

Inspirational Quotes for Kids


“Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.”

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington

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

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” -John Holmes


When to use inspirational quotes for kids 

Dont be daunted about using inspirational quotes for kids each and every day (my books make this super easy!) A really great time to use inspirational quotes for kids is at bedtime so the linger in their minds as they drift off to sleep/ Another great time to use them is a t breakfast time so the words motivate and inspire them as they go about their day. 

I like the idea of putting on on your fridge for a day( or a week) so your child keeps seeing it  and reading it over and over so it sinks in. It is also a super cute idea to put a quote on a note and pop it in their lunch box for a little bit of contact and connection whilst they have their school day and to mare encourage a discussion with their friends around the lunch table?



I hope these inspirational quotes for kids motivate and encourage – words are powerful  and so lets always use good ones 


Further reading

Growth mindset quotes for kids

Growth mindset quotes for students


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