Positive quotes for kids can be good starting points for giving a short speech.
To develop a quote into an entire speech, simply ask a child what the quote means to him or her. The answers given are often very amusing and surprisingly - or maybe not so surprisingly - insightful.
"Live free, live happy!"
(submitted by Emily)
"It's your truth that shows who you truly are far more than your abilities."
(submitted by Jess)
"Be yourself, who else is better qualified."
- Frank J. Giblin
(submitted by Sally)
"Love is the most important thing in life."
(submitted by Rainbow)
"Show me don't tell me."
(submitted by Glen)
"Never give up."
(submitted by Skylar)
"Live life and live it good."
(submitted by Bree)
"To penetrate and dissipate the clouds from darkness , one's mind should be strengthened by education."
(submitted by Areeba)
"Don't be the one you see but be the one you want to be."
(submitted by Jill)
"When the going gets tough try harder and you will succeed."
(submitted by Brooke)
"Why shoot for the moon when you know you can reach the stars?"
(submitted by Hannah)
(submitted by J)
"There are no shortcuts to life's greatest achievments."
(submitted by Kelsey )
"There's never a wrong time to do what's right."
(submitted by Lily)
"The grass is much greener on the other side."
(submitted by Muna)
"Believe and you will achieve."
(submitted by Jasmine)
"All you need in life is confidence and a phone call."
(submitted by Anna Bella)
Positive Quotes for Kids about Persistence
"You can't learn if you don't make a mistake."
(submitted by Mirei)
"Everyone is different but the same too."
(submitted by Trey)
"It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in."
(submitted by Cristian)
"Childhood is a journey, not a race."
(submitted by Judy)
"Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something, not even yourself."
(submitted by Sabrina)
"How you do anything, is how you do everything."
- Cheri Huber
(submitted by Yannicke)
"Don't give up and always try cause you can always succeed."
(submitted by Kierstin and Alyssa)
"One shoe can change your life."
(submitted by Lisa)
"Never give up because if you do you might regret it."
(submitted by Yasmine)
Positive Quotes for Kids about Kindness
"Never say you can't because you'll never know until you try."
(submitted by Sherida)
"Forget trying to teach kids, for we can all learn something from them."
(submitted by Jane)
"Even When you're about to lose, keep on running until you finish."
- Madeleine N.
(submitted by Kayla)
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when I know there are footprints on the moon."
- Paul Brandt
(submitted by Haley)
"If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!"
- Donald Trump
(submitted by Dina)
"Beauty captures attention but personality captures the heart."
(submitted by Shantell)
"Dreams never come true if you don't belive in yourself!"
(submitted by Abby)
"Saying thank you with a smile is like a verbal hug."
(submitted by Peter)
"Make today, better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today."
(submitted by Carrie)
Positive Quotes for Kids about Dreaming BIG
"You were born an original, don't die a copy."
- John Mason
(submitted by Katelyn)
"You're like a monkey. If you fall down get back up."
(submitted by Keith)
"A book should be a ball of light in one's hand."
- Ezra Pound
(submitted by Melody)
"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great."
- Zig Ziglar
(submitted by Swapna)
"If you can't say something nice, say nothing."
- Thumper in Bambi
(submitted by Terri )
"Never let the fear of strking out keep you from playing the game."
- A Cinderlla Story
(submitted by Sarah)
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(submitted by Elena)
"It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be."
- Paul Arden
(submitted by Nicole)
"If you think positive, your entire surroundings will be positive."
(submitted by Abisha)
"Live life fully, you only get one chance."
(submitted by Emily)
"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."
- Babe Ruth
"There was never a good war or a bad peace."
- Benjamin Franklin
"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything."
- Marva Collins
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless."
- Mother Teresa
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts."
- Winston Churchill
"It's not that you won or lost...but how you played the game."
- Grantland Rice
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
"There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons."
- Dennis Waitley
"It's not what happens to you, It's what you do about it."
- W. Mitchell
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
- Dr. Robert Schuller
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers
"You never lose until you quit trying."
- Mike Ditka
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
- Abraham Lincoln
"The time is always right to do what is right."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right."
- Mary Kay Ash
I hope these positive quotes for kids have given you some ideas to help children learn how to begin their journey in speech making! If you feel so inclined, send in your own positive quote using the form below.