Positive Quotes for Kids

You've all sent in so many positive quotes for kids that I've had to put up a second page and I'm still not done. Below you will find quotes on work ethic, relationships, making choices, attitude, inspiration, and many more.

Thank you so much for all your input and please do keep them coming!


Use the form at the end of this page to share YOUR favorite quotes! I appreciate your contributions. 

Positive quotes instilling work ethic and individualism:


"Winners don't do different things, they do things differently."

(submitted by Indrajeet )


"You get what you give."

(submitted by Swetha )


"It doesn't matter how many times you fall. What matters is how many times you get up."

(submitted by Emily R )


"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

(submitted by Nathan )


"Always try your best and then you can succeed."

(submitted by Jessy)


"If you never try, you'll never succeed!"

(submitted by Zoe )


"Hard work never fails."

(submitted by Saumya )

Quotes about caring and relationships:


"Love is the most important thing in life."

(submitted by Rainbow)


"I had the blues because I had no shoes, until upon the street I met a man with no feet."

(submitted by Gina )


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

- Ghandi

(submitted by Pamela )


"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

(submitted by Andréanne)

Quotes motivating youth to make good choices:


"When things go wrong... Don't go with them."

(submitted by Andy )


"Only you can control what happens to you, so remember to make good choices."

(submitted by Alicia )


"Life comes at you fast, so make your decsions even faster."

(submitted by Ayyza )


"Smile and the world smiles back."

(submitted by Craig )

Quotes inspiring young people to have a great attitude:


"Why quit today when tomorrow is a do over day."

(submitted by Jen )


"Anger is one letter away from danger."

(submitted by Oona)


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

(submitted by Lady Sunshine )


"Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life."

(submitted by Haley )


"You can do anything if you believe."

(submitted by Melissa )


"Be Yourself."

(submitted by Sharmi )


"Always forgive, never forget, learn from your mistakes, but never regret people change, and things go wrong, but just remember life goes on."

(submitted by Lena )


"Real friends are the ones who dont take you for granted, never forget that."

(submitted by Jessie )


"Let go of the past and keep moving forward."

(submitted by Daphne )


"Live your life the way you want to not the way other people think you should!"  - Unknown

(submitted by KLH)


"Life's Short, Take Chances."  - Unknown

(submitted by Anissa)


"Always strive for the best and never let it rest until your good is your better, and your better is your best."

(submitted by Nicole )


"Don't hate the player, hate the game."

(submitted by Alyssa and Alexa )


"Don't ever give up trying to achieve your, goal never say never."

(submitted by Nathan )


"The Sky is the limit!"

(submitted by Mahima)

More inspirational positive quotes for kids:


"Make an honest living."

(submitted by Guru Nanak Dev ji)


"People who use empathy are truly wise."

(submitted by Will)


Sometimes positive quotes for kids and speech encourage self-reliance and happiness. Youth born after 1995 are more connected than ever because of computers, smartphones, and social media. However, along with the benefits of being a simple post away from sharing our success and failures, comes increased anxiety and chances for depression. Speech and writing continues as means of expression that helps students and adults to cope.


"Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out."

(submitted by Anna )


"Smile - it's contagious."

(submitted by Kelsy)


"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."

(submitted by Danielle)


"The greatest achievement for any human being is to love God, yourself and others."

(submitted by Loretta)


"In order to succeed you must have the courage to fail and try again."

(submitted by Alyssa)


"A person who is not disciplined cannot be cautioned."

(submitted by Loretta)


"Don't think positive, BE positive."

(submitted by Zachary)


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go!"

(submitted by Vicky)


"If you let them judge you, they will. You need to stand strong and be confident with who you are!"

(submitted by Claire)


"The wise man has long ears and a short tongue." - German proverb

(submitted by Sahya)


"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations."

(submitted by Heidi)


"I may be one person to the world, but to one person, I am the world.."

(submitted by Ahmanto)


"The only thing that can change your luck is hard work."

(submitted by Yousuf)



Teachers can use quotes to grab attention and gain credibility:

I often quote Martin Luther King, Jr. while coaching speech and debate for his proposition in his document "The Purpose of Education" that the goal of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. (King, M. L., Carson, C., Luker, R. E., Russell, P. A., & Harlan, L. R. (1992). The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.) I consider this a positive quote for kids because MLK is someone that students know and respect. Quoting him can increase my ethos in the classroom setting. Students may not be ready to listen to what I have to say, but they will respect a hero like King. 

My favorite MLK quote is "Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” 

I use Dr. King's quotes to encourage students to do hard work like speech and debate, rather than focus their education on rote memorization. Good public speaking requires young people to develop and use critical thinking skills. For example, a good student speech will develop several claims with supporting evidence and explanations, sometimes called tie-ins or warrants. Moreover, an expression that is not just average, but notable, will develop a theme that weaves through the speech and gathers the attention of the audience effectively in the beginning introduction portion of the address. Using positive quotes for kids provides an excellent way to write an exciting attention getter. 

Thanks again to all of you who sent in (and continue to send) more positive quotes for kids! 

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