31 Inspirational Quotes For Kids To Learn, Love, And Live By

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For those whose children who are battling a serious illness, the holidays can be a challenging time. But they can also provide a chance to dwell on positive and uplifting thoughts, our best ideals, and our gratitude for what means the most to us. 

That’s true for heart kids, too. To celebrate the 31 days of December, here are 31 inspirational quotes for kids to learn, love, and live by.

  1. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.”

—Helen Keller

  1. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

—William Shakespeare

  1. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

—Ella Fitzgerald

  1. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

—Henry David Thoreau

  1. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

—John Muir

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  1. “Try to be like the turtle—at ease in your own shell.”

—Bill Copeland

  1. “And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.”

—Isaac Asimov

  1. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

  1. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

—Georgia O’Keeffe

  1. “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way, we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”

—Hermann Hesse

  1. “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.”

—Stevie Wonder

inspirational quotes for kids

  1. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

—Albus Dumbledore

  1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go …”

—Dr. Seuss

  1. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

—Theodore Roosevelt

  1. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

—Mark Twain

  1. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

—Tony Robbins

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  1. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

—Zig Ziglar

  1. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

—Maya Angelou

  1. “A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”

—John Burroughs

  1. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”

—William James

  1. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

—George Bernard Shaw

  1. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

—Abraham Lincoln

inspirational quotes for kids

  1. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”

—Benjamin Franklin

  1. “Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.”

—J.K. Rowling

  1. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

—Dalai Lama

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

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