Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Quotabulary Staff Sep 23, 2018
Here are some short and funny inspirational quotes for kids to help them deal with all that growing up has to offer.
Children have a very impressionable mind, which is why the way they are taught and developed is very important. Kids today are as stressed as us adults, and sometimes, no matter what we say to them, their morale seems low.
At times like these, instead of giving them boring advice as parents, use some simple and interesting inspirational quotes that will motivate them and give them the confidence to make decisions and live by the consequences of their actions. Here are some inspirational and motivational quotes to give the kids some strength.

Inspirational Quotes

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
― M. K. Gandhi

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."
― Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes
"Where there is unity there is always victory."
― Publilius Syrus
"I never compete against the competition. The only one I compete against is myself, because one day I will beat the competition and then who will I compete against?"
― Billie Akauola
"Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing."
― William Arthur Ward

"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."
― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on the Treasure Island."
― Walt Disney

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
― Judy Garland

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
― Henry Van Dyke
"Friendship with one's self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
― Thomas Edison

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."
― Epictetus

"Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don't like."
― Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
― Pamela Vaull Starr

"If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!"
― Donald Trump

"Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."
― Josh Billings

Funny Quotes to Inspire Kids

If you don't want to give kids the heavy motivational quotes, here are some funny quotes that will present to them the lighter side of all that they have to do and achieve.
"Never make the same mistake twice or you'll never get around to all of them."
― Anonymous

"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time."
― Joe Girard

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
― Thomas Edison
"Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still."
― Lou Erickso

"Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad."
― P. D. East

"When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much."
― Walter Lippmann

"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."
― Germaine Greer
"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."
― Wendell Johnson
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
― Mark Twain

"To err is human; to admit it, superhuman."
― Doug Larson

"Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking."
― Anonymous
"Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."
― Anonymous
"Age is just a number, totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine."
― Joan Collins

"It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose."
― Anonymous
"If You Don't Like the News, Go Out and Make Some of Your Own."
― Title of a book by Wes C. Nisker
Inspire your little ones and give them the courage to dream with these quotes. These quotes will always work better than ranting things that the kids would consider as mere 'advice'.