50+ of the Best inspiring Positive Quotes for Kids

Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Inspiring positive quotes for kids is a great way to motivate your kids. These 50 quotes will help bring inspiration and positivity into your home. 

Positive Quotes for Kids

As a parent, it can be hard to get my kids moving and even harder to keep them motivated. I’m always looking for ways to spread positivity in a way that’s easy enough for kids to understand. That’s why I love using inspiring positive quotes for kids!

I have come up with a list of over 50 inspiring positive quotes for kids that you can share with your family. I always love making it a daily tradition and choosing one quote for each day of the week. I will write it on our whiteboard on the fridge and then read it to my kids during breakfast each day. It always helps us start off the day right!

Besides using inspiring positive quotes for kids, I also add in some gratitude quotes, and even some funny family quotes. Just to switch things up a little! My kids honestly look forward to the quote of the day and it gives me peace of mind knowing that I’m teaching them good values at the same time!

Favorite Positive Quotes for Kids

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.

— Natalie Portman

We all can dance when we find music we love.

— Giles Andreae

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

Martin Luther King Jr.

When you know better you do better.

— Maya Angelou

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

— Roald Dahl

Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don’t like.

— Eisenhower

Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.

— Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.

— Roy T. Bennett

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

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.

— Marianne Williamson

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

― Oscar Wilde

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

— William Spady

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. 

— Bonnie Blair

What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.

— Cleveland Amory

Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it.

— Merida, Brave

Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.

— Aslan

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

— A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin

Everything you can imagine is real.

― Pablo Picasso

Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.

— Jim Rohn

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

— Ralph Vaull Starr

When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.

— Dory, Finding Nemo

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

— Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

— Richard L. Evans

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

― Winston S. Churchill

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Never look back, darling. It distracts for the now.

Edna Mode, The Incredibles

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

— Mark Twain

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

— Dr. Seuss

It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.

Dr Suess

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

— Sophia Loren

Don’t fear failure. Be afraid of not having the chance, you have the chance!

Sally Carrera, Cars 3

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

— George Washington Carver

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

— Hermann Hesse

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

― Audrey Hepburn

You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.

— Jim Rohn

You can’t focus on what’s going wrong. There’s always a way to turn things around.

Joy, Inside Out

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.

— David Bailey

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.

— John Wooden

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

— Confucious

Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.

— Wolfgang Riebe

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

— Albert Einstein

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts.

— Charles Dickens

It always seems impossible until it is done.

— Nelson Mandela

We grow great by dreams.

— Woodrow Wilson

Choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.

— Thomas S. Monson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

— Judy Garland

Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. 

— Ernest Hemingway

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

— Henry David Thoreau

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

— Anatole France

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

— Hans Christen Andersen

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there!

— Will Rogers

Climb ev’ry mountain, Ford ev’ry stream, Follow ev’ry rainbow, ‘Till you find your dream.

— Unknown

Make each day your masterpiece.

— John Wooden

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.

— Walt Disney

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

— Dalai Lama

If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.

Gusteau, Ratatouille

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

— Epictetus

Which inspiring positive quote for kids is your favorite? Share in the comments!

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