80 Super Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Kids are full of fun, light, and brilliant ideas if you take the time to listen to them. And it’s not just adults that need a dose of inspiration, kids thrive off of it too!

The next time the kiddo in your life accomplishes a goal or is on the verge of something awesome, a nice card with inspirational words scribed inside will go a long way.

Check out these inspirational quotes for kids that will inspire and light that little person up inside!

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Best Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Kids will reach for the stars if you provide them with the right tools and positive surroundings. Even writing down a little note and slipping it into your kiddo’s backpack could light up their day, and their confidence. Try one of these best inspirational quotes for kids!

  1. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” -Proverb
  2. “The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs
  3. “Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.” -Anonymous
  4. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” -Ralph Marston
  5. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” -Dr. Seuss
  6. “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” -Kid President
  7. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.” -Lady Gaga
  9. “No one is you, and that is your superpower.” -Elyse Santilli
  10. “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
  11. “Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” -Iron Man
  12. “The kids who ask WHY are the ones who are going to change the world.” -Neal Thompson
  13. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A.A. Milne
  14. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” -Epictetus
  15. “No Matter how bad things get, something good is out there, over the horizon.” -Green Lantern
  16. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
  17. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” -Stephen Hawking
  18. “You are much stronger than you think you are. Trust me” -Superman
  19. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” -H. Jackson Brown
  20. “Even miracles take a little time.” -Fairy Godmother, Cinderella
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Quotes for Kids About School

You remember what it was like being a kid in school; somedays were easy-peasy, but others could be a bit challenging. Show the child in your life some encouraging support by giving them some quotes about school and learning.

  1. “What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” -Chuck Grassley
  2. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Helen Hayes
  3. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai
  4. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss
  5. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou
  6. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” -Oprah Winfrey
  7. “No one is perfect that’s why pencils have erasers.” -Wolfgang Riebe
  8. “The more that you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss
  9. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” -Natalie Portman
  10. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” -Jim Rohn
  11. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” -B.B. King
  12. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X
  13. “If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” -Muhammed Ali
  14. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo
  15. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” -Plutarch
  16. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” -Brian Herbert
  17. “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” -Albert Einstein
  18. “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” -Sophia Loren
  19. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” -Joseph Addison
  20. “I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.” -Shaquille’ O Neal
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Quotes for Kids About Success

Success comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages! Pump up the confidence and admiration with these awesome quotes for kids about success.

  1. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” -Bonnie Blair
  2. “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
  3. “The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.” -Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  4. “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” -Henry Ford
  5. “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” -Malcolm Gladwell
  6. “Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.” -Karen Salmansohn
  7. “One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” -Johnny Depp
  8. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain
  9. “You’re never a loser til you quite trying.” -Mike Ditka
  10. “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
  11. “Believe in the person you want to become.” -Anynomous
  12. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison
  13. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” -Roy T. Bennett
  14. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -T. Roosevelt
  15. “Never say never, because limits, like fear, are just an illusion.” -Micahel Jordan
  16. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” -John Wooden
  17. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela
  18. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” -Robert F. Kennedy
  19. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” -Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  20. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth
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Happiness Quotes for Kids

Of course you want the people in your life to be happy, and that especially goes for the little guys and gals! Bring out some smiles and inspiration with these happiness quotes for kids.

  1. “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” -Dolly Parton
  3. “Let us live like flowers. Wild and beautiful and drenched in sun.” -Ellen Everett
  4. “Just keep swimming!” -Dory, Finding Nemo
  5. “Train your mind to see the good in every situation.” -Anynomous
  6. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” -Judy Garland
  7. “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” -Nina Dobrev
  8. “Always keep a positive mindset, it will improve your outlook on the world.” -Roald Dahl
  9. “Happiness is not about getting all you want. It is about enjoying all you have.” -Anynomous
  10. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” -Ralph Marston
  11. “The time to be awesome is now!” -Kid President
  12. “If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” -Taylor Swift
  13. “Every day is a day you’ve never seen before.” -Anynomous
  14. “What a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius
  15. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” -Luna Lovegood
  16. “Kindness is free, sprinkle it everywhere!” -Anynomous
  17. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” -Hans Christen Andersen
  18. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need,, not more.” -Mother Teresa
  19. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” -Dalai Lama
  20. “Radiate joy from the inside out.” -Jenny Blake
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Everyone deserves sprinkles of inspiration in their life, and now you can deliver the best inspirational quotes for kids who will flourish after you give them the gift of inspiration. Watch their smiles grow as they read the wonderful words you took the time to write down for them.

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  • Briah a.

    Briah A. is a lover of writing, reading, and making memories with her partner and close ones while keeping a steady hand on her coffee mug. Her publishing journey began in 2015, and she currently has 5 collections of poetry, 1 novel, and 2 novellas published under the pen name B.A. McRae. Above all, she's an optimist with a healthy appetite for movies/TV shows, hiking, and being goofy with her partner.

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