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!
"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 )
"No matter what obstacles that are in your way, always keep striving ."
(submitted by Kaleb)
"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."
(submitted by Pamela )
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(submitted by Andréanne)
"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 )
"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 )
(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)
"Don't ever listen to people who tell you what you can
and cannot be. They are most likely to be saying these things about
themselves than about you."
(submitted by Kris)
"The grass is greener on the other side"... But don't let that get you down! :)
(submitted by Liya, From Cypress)
"Make an honest living."
(submitted by Guru Nanak Dev ji)
"People who use empathy are truly wise."
(submitted by Will)
"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)
"Just keep swimming."
- Dory, Finding Nemo
(submitted by Madalynn)
"Don't say next time or another day."
(submitted by Musa)
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.
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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Thank you very much. My father’s commencement speaker was the great Martin Luther King. My Father was 20 years old and didn’t show up for that talk so