Inspiring Quotes to Motivate Kids

“I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier


The particular lyrics of the song may be familiar to many mothers, especially those that are not so young. Immortalize by several recording artists but came to fame with the rendition of music icon Whitney Houston, this part of the song introduces that the children of today are tomorrow’s people. At a young age, they should be guided and trained to be responsible adults. Whatever a parent teaches a child will mold him into someone in the future. Isn’t it great to have a child who brings joy and serve as an inspiration to others? Yes, it is. But for a child to be one, first, a parent has to make him feel inspired to motivate others as well.

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There are numerous, potent ways to motivate kids. The best is for parents to live by example. Kids see their parents as their role models, someone whom they admire. Parents’ strong personality and a positive attitude against the odds can inspire and teach motivation to their children. Reading or sharing quotes can also be of great help. Here are some motivational quotes for your children.

About learning and education


“If you want to be more powerful in life, educate yourself. It’ that simple.”

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert

“When you talk, you are only repeating something you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama

“Learn as much as you can while you are young since life becomes too busy later.” Dana Stewart Scott

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

Right choices and decisions 


“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 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

“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood

Success and failures

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

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

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

“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” – Alice Munro

“No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe

“You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” – Jim Rohn

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Never give up on what you want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” – Hellen Keller

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

To inspire and be inspired

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.” – Madeline Bridge

 “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

 “You are not meant for crawling. You have wings. Learn to use them.” – Rumi

 “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” – John Wooden

 “We must be the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 “Don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.” – Louisa May Alcott

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius

Inspirational quotes from kids’ movies

Today, many value-laden films are produced to teach and inspire children to be better persons. Here are some quotes from children’s movies that will make your kids learn motivation in a lighter approach.

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel (Tangled)

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki (The Lion King)

“Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo (Dumbo)

“A man who never made mistakes never made anything.” – Frank Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)

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“Today is a good day to try.” – Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” – Zeus (Hercules)

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

“Just keep swimming.” – Dory (Finding Nemo) 

“All it takes is faith and trust.” – Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and beautiful of all.” – The Emperor (Mulan)

“If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.” – Gusteau (Ratatouille)

“Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

“Anything is possible when you have inner peace.” – Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)

“To infinity and beyond!” – Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)

“Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, ‘til you find your dream.” – The Sound of Music  

These remarkable quotes can help you teach your kids about motivation and inspiration at an early age. Who knows, one of these passages can help mold your kids to be inspired and to be an inspiration to others.

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