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These August quotes celebrate summertime pleasures while also having universal life lessons.

The summer comes to a close in August. Seasonal change is frequently used as a metaphor for significant life transitions. The four seasons are compared to the four stages of life: winter represents old age, spring represents infancy, and summer represents adolescence.

What about August do you like?

It can be challenging to make the transition from childhood to adulthood. You played outside and were carefree during the summer (your childhood) then all of a sudden you’re off to college, working in the real world, getting married, purchasing a home, and having a baby. The years are going by more quickly, and you have the impression that December will arrive just as rapidly as August did.

While the change from summer to fall is frequently connected to the stages of life, it may also serve as a metaphor for any change from the norm. It could be a move, divorce, new job, new best friend, or the passing of a loved one. Whatever the case, transitions are a constant part of life, whether we like them or not.

The motivational August quotes and sayings below have been compiled by our team throughout the years from a variety of sources.

Summer Quotes

Also, have a look at these June quotes and sayings that will make you fall back in love with the summertime.

August quotes for a sizzling summer

1. “The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” – Sue Monk Kidd

2. “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.” – Natalie Babbitt

3. “August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” – Henry Rollins

4. “Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.” – Truman Capote

5. “The days grew long and hot. Thick towers of swirling black clouds brought rain, and the brown stems glistened in the perpetual twilight that dwelled beneath the canopy.” – Rick Yancey

6. “Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.” – Henry Rollins

7. “In August, an inescapable blanket of heat settled over Paducah, the last gasping breath of summer roaring its weight out over the populace.” – Kelsey Brickl

8. “The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past.” – Erik Tomblin

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Summertime delights in August quotes

9. “It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods.” – L.M. Montgomery

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10. “If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh

11. “I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” – Toni Morrison

12. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

13. “It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godberson

14. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”—Jenny Han

15. “August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun and the lilies again are spread across the water.” – Mary Oliver

If you like these quotes, be sure to check out our collection of Mary Oliver quotes, which will help you see life from a different angle.

16. “Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you? And that there’s a star called Aldebaran? And that around the tenth of August, any year, you can look up in the sky at night and see dozens and dozens of shooting stars?” – Elizabeth Enright

17. “August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple.” – Jean Hersey

18. “August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements!” – John Burroughs

19. “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov

August Quotes

20. “In the long dusks of summer, we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen.” – Steven Millhauser

21. “When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.” – Ralph Waldo Emmerson

22. “When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.” – Aimee Friedman

23. “Now the windows, blinded by the glare of the empty square, had fallen asleep. The balconies declared their emptiness to heaven; the open doorways smelt of coolness and wine.” – Bruno Schulz

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Quotes from August on the passing of summer

24. “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ―Sylvia Plath

25. “If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen

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26. “This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.” – Sara Baume

27. “One evening in August you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden it’s pitch-black. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive.” – Tove Jansson

28. “Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified.” – Denis Mackail

29. “The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.” – E.B. White

30. “August was nearly over – the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children. The days were not hot, but sunny and limpidly clear – the first sign of advancing autumn.” – Victor Nekrasov

If you like these quotes, you’ll adore our collection of Autumn quotes, which capture the beauty of the season.

31. “August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies.” – Rasmenia Massoud

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32. “Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep.” – Lauren Oliver

33. “That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

If you like these quotes, be sure to go through our collection of summer quotes to honor the time of year when people like being outdoors.

Life lessons from the quotes of August

34. “In June we picked the clover, and sea-shells in July: There was no silence at the door, No word from the sky. A hand came out of August and flicked his life away: We had not time to bargain, mope, Moralize, or pray.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

35. “One day you discover you are alive. Explosion! Concussion! Illumination! Delight! You laugh, you dance around, you shout. But, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon.” – Ray Bradbury

36. “August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five.” – Crestless Wave

37. “August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

38. “Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” – Deb Caletti

39. “The summer stretched out the daylight as if on a rack. Each moment was drawn out until its anatomy collapsed. Time broke down. The day progressed in an endless sequence of dead moments.” – China Miéville

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40. “Childhood is June, and old age is August” – Rick Bass

41. “Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.” – Roman Payne

42. “All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” – L.M. Montgomery

43. “I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year.” – Bridgette Willard

44. “In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.” – Sarah Dessen

45. “At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.” – Alison Croggon

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August quotes that are inspirational

46. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ―John Lubbock

47. “When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

48. “In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

49. “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter

50. “Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” – Kent Nerburn

Which season is your favorite?

Summertime is fun. This is a playing-centric season. The end of August might be depressing since we know it signals the end of summer. But fall also has its advantages. Autumn brings us many blessings, like sweater weather, trees that change colors, pumpkin spice lattes (if you’re into that kind of thing), and hot cocoa.

Whatever stage of life you are in, if things are changing, consider the possibility that it might be a good thing. What benefits might this modification bring? What novel experiences and lessons will you have? Think more deeply if nothing comes to mind. There is always good news.

Did you like these quotes and sayings from August? Comment below with your favorite and let us know.


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Knowledge

Although knowledge is something we must learn, most individuals assume that when it comes to achievement, they are experts in the field. When talking to people, it’s funny to hear them express such confidence about why it’s difficult and impossible for them to achieve. The majority of people have never experimented with anything new, have never listened to a personal development film, have never attended a success seminar, and have never consistently practiced success.

You will come across many people who will try to talk you out of your dreams. These people have never tried, they gave up before they even got started. Don’t live your life based on other people’s limited views; most people are so pessimistic when it comes to success, and they seem to think that their beliefs about the world are actually true.

You must educate yourself on how to succeed. Others have already done this by learning the necessary information and acting on it. Knowledge empowers you, helps you develop, believes in you, sees you as more than you are, shows you what is possible, and provides you with a road map for success. You only need to go looking for them, read about them, put them into practice, and act on them.

Choose to stand out from the crowd; don’t act foolishly like the cynics who sit around playing with their phones. Engage in success, develop yourself, your thoughts, your beliefs, your habits, your wealth, your goals, and your outlook on life.

Our minds are empty when we are born; what we fill them with determines what we believe. If you fill it with positive, uplifting, and inspirational knowledge, then you will have a source of information that you can use to affirm that it is possible for you to succeed. However, if you do what most people do and fill it with negative information from the world, then you will believe that it is impossible for you to succeed.

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If you don’t go out and get the knowledge that will transform your life, how can you expect to succeed? You can’t do better unless you know better. If you want to advance in your life, learn from others who have experienced entrepreneurship. The majority of individuals know more about failure than they do about success, so it’s important to get knowledge in this area. There are several fundamentals to success that you should study and perfect by putting them into practice in your daily life. You can be sure that if you put what you learn into practice, you will succeed.

Knowledge is what distinguishes the successful from the unsuccessful, the winners from the losers. Successful individuals have figured out how the game works; they have gained the correct knowledge and put it to use.

In reality, we do not view the world through our eyes; rather, it is through our minds that we see it, and it is the knowledge that awakens our minds to the potential that is inside us.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin


Knowledge Quotes

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius

“Knowledge has a beginning but no end.” Geeta Iyengar

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Bertrand Russell

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey

“Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self-confidence you will have.” Brian Tracy

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” Plato

“Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.” Anonymous

“Knowledge is power. And you need power in this world. You need as many advantages as you can get.” Ellen DeGeneres

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Albert Einstein

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“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” Dalai Lama

“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” Charles Morgan

“Knowledge is the life of the mind.” Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (RA)

“Knowledge is power but enthusiasm pulls the switch.” Anonymous

“Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.” Proverb

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw

“Knowledge is life with wings.” William Blake

“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” John Naisbitt

“How much knowledge you gain depends on your willingness to learn.” Anonymous


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You’ll Laugh Out Loud at These 50 Quotes About Pursuing Happiness

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We all want to be happy, regardless of our age, ethnicity, or gender. The following happiness quotes will inspire you to pursue your own personal brand of happiness.

How do you define happiness?

When you’re truly happy, everything else falls into place, including your work, relationships, and family. Many of us consider happiness to be just out of our reach. Remember that you are not alone. Ultimately, the search for happiness is something we are all interested in.

In the selections below, politicians, authors, musicians, actors, and other public figures share their views on what it means to be happy in life. You’ve come to the perfect place if you’re in need of a little inspiration.

Here are some motivational quotes about pursuing happiness to get you started.

For those of you with a wild heart, don’t forget to check out these inspirational free spirit quotes.

The search for happiness quotes

1. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

2. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi

3. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx

4. “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.” – Ayn Rand

5. “Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.” – Adam Smith

6. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris

7. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” — Jim Rohn

8. “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin

9. “It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson 

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10. “Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”Napoleon Hill

11. “You can be happy where you are.” – Joel Osteen

12. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus 
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13. “A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.” – Bertrand Russell

14. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher 

15. “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Quotes about achieving goals and finding happiness

16. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

17. “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”Pablo Picasso

18. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.” – Brian Tracy

19. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

20. “Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.” – Zig Ziglar

21. “If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.” – Oprah Winfrey

22. “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.” – George S. Patton

23. “Goals help you channel your energy into action.” – Les Brown

24. “Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?” – Joyce Meyer

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25. “People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” – Brian Tracy

26. “Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.” – Thurgood Marshall

Read these Mr. Rogers quotations to inspire you throughout the day.

Quotes about happiness in the face of adversity

27. “You know, everybody has setbacks in their life, and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That’s part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person.” – Hillary Clinton

28. “If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance.” – Ralph Marston

29. “There’s always gonna be setbacks; there’s always gonna be knockdowns. There’s always gonna be people telling you, ‘Hey, you suck!’”Post Malone

30. “If you get knocked down – setbacks in life, like applying for a job if they don’t hire you – keep trying, keep getting up, keep doing it.” – Mr. T

31. “Do not allow setbacks to set you back.” – Stacey Abrams

32. “There’s no more powerful lesson than knowing that your setbacks will one day help you succeed.” – Reshma Saujani

33. “Mentally strong people overcome setbacks with confidence because adversity only makes them better.” – Amy Morin

34. “The skills you acquire can always be effectively redeployed. You will look back on setbacks and be grateful for the catalyst that came not a moment too soon.” – Tom Freston

35. “The skills you acquire can always be effectively redeployed. You will look back on setbacks and be grateful for the catalyst that came not a moment too soon.” – Payal Kadakia

Happiness is the goal. Quotes on the power of optimism

36. “Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.” – Khalid

37. “Positivity attracts positivity.” – Alyssa Edwards

38. “Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better.” – Ali Krieger

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39. “Positivity is like a muscle: keep exercising it, and it becomes a habit.” – Natalie Massenet

40. “The high road and positivity is never the easy way but always the best way.” – Nancy Wilson

41. “Positivity helps with everything in life.” – Stella Maxwell

42. “Positivity is such a high predictor of success rates.” – Shawn Achor

43. “Happiness, the feeling of positivity, really is the foundation of productivity.” – Miguel McKelvey

44. “I feel like everybody should just spread more love and positivity in the world. You know, positivity and love is what makes the world go around.” – Murda Beatz

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Quotes about chasing happiness that really work

45. “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” – Denis Waitley

46. “Equal access to reading is fundamental to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Karin Slaughter

47. “The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.” – Carrie Snow

48. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is part of our constitutional rights and it belongs to everybody.” – Jeffrey Tambor

49. “I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.” – Parker Palmer

50. “There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.” – Joyce Grenfell

So, how far along are you in your quest for happiness?

A remark from journalist Sydney J. Harris that resonated with me is “Happiness is a path, not a destination.” Many people spend their entire lives searching for happiness, even if they have so much joy in their daily lives.

You’re on the correct track when you’re able to see the good in your own life. Take a moment today to appreciate the good things in your life, no matter how minor they may be.

What’s your favorite quotation about the pursuit of happiness? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Motivational Quotes for Children About School, Life, and Achievement

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Motivational Quotes for Children

Growing up is never simple, and this meaningful collection of motivational quotes for children that will make you long for your younger years. These straightforward but intelligent children’s quotes will serve as a reminder that youngsters frequently possess wisdom well beyond their years.

When we consider how children and students communicate, we frequently consider how they interact with adults and other children. This article focuses on the internal debate that young people have with themselves.

Just like everyone else, kids need to learn how to talk to themselves positively. Everyone faces a different set of challenges and circumstances, but young people still deal with a lot of the same issues. For instance, these are a few common difficulties that all students and children encounter:

  • in search of approval from their peers
  • attempting to win the approval of their parents
  • Fear of being judged by others Low self-esteem
  • Lack of patience towards one’s goals
  • being ineffective on social networking
  • Pressure to perform well comes from school, assessments at the state level, college, and society at large.

The way that children say to themselves has a significant impact on the kind of life that they will lead as they develop their identities, explore the world around them, and recognize their abilities.

All children should read these motivational quotes for kids for a variety of reasons, and this is only one of them. We also offer a selection of teen-related quotes. You should also read that.

Looking for the ideal phrases to use when motivating your children at the start of the school year?

Motivational Quotes for Children

Let’s make sure they get their recommended daily intake of inspirational quotes since kids often adopt their parents’ opinions, attitudes, and other traits.

These inspiring children’s quotes are suitable for children of all ages. Enjoy!

Inspirational quotes for children of all ages on happiness, prosperity, and life

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

2. “We all can dance when we find music we love.” – Giles Andreae

If you like these quotes, see our dance quotes for more motivation to move your body.

3. “The more you give away the happier you become.” 

4. “I think I can. I know I can.”

5. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

6. “Being kind is never wasted.”

7. “When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou

8. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

10. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

Inspirational children quotes about life and dreams

11. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

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

Motivational Quotes for kids Wolfgang Riebe

13. “Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don’t like.” –  Eisenhower

14. “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.”  – Oprah Winfrey

Do you have the courage to get rid of the toxic people in your life?

We all have them. One of the most important things we can do is surround ourselves with people who believe in us, support us and love us unconditionally.

If your friends don’t meet that criterion, then it might be time to find some new friends. 

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

16. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown

17. “There is a voice inside of you, that whispers all day long, I feel this is right for me, or I know that this is wrong.”

18. “You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

9. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

20. “Anything is possible. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

Also see these inspiring childhood quotes.

Inspirational quotes for children about education and achievement

21. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

22. “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

23. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

Motivational Quotes for kids Margaret Mead

24. “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

25. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

26. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

27. “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” – Henry Ford

28. “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver

29. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

30. “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You might also enjoy these heartwarming and humorous quotes and sayings about kids.

Kids’ inspirational quotes for motivation

31. The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller

32. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” ― Bette Midler

33. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”  ― Roy T. Bennett

34. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ― Robert F. Kennedy

35. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

36. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ” ― Oprah Winfrey

37. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” ― Joyce Brothers

38. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”  ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Motivational Quotes for Children Martin Luther King Jr.

39. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ― Booker T. Washington

40. “Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.”  ― Marianne Williamson

Children quotes to motivate and teach them

41. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman

42. All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way. – William Spady

43. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

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

45. “We know what we are but know not what we may be.” – Shakespeare

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46. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’. – Eleanor Roosevelt

47. “We grow great by dreams.” – Woodrow Wilson

48. MOST GREAT LEARNING HAPPENS IN GROUPS. COLLABORATION IS THE STUFF OF GROWTH. – Sir Ken Robinson

49. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

50. FORGIVENESS DOES NOT CHANGE THE PAST, BUT IT DOES ENLARGE THE FUTURE. – Paul Boese

Remember to read these amazing preschool quotes for children and children at heart as well.

Children motivational quotes about being good

51. “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” — Jess Lair

52. “Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” — Wess Stafford

53. “Children are our most valuable resource.” — Herbert Hoover

54. “Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. ”— Mignon McLaughlin

55. “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” — Fred Rogers

56. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Denis Waitley

57. “Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.”
H. Jackson Brown

58. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

59. “Children will listen to you after they feel listened to.” – Jane Nelsen

60. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Kahlil Gibran

If you like these quotes, you’ll also like our collection of short motivational quotes that will keep you optimistic and cheerful.

Kindness-related inspirational children’s quotes

61. “What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.” – Cleveland Amory

62. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Margaret Mead

63. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

64. “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

65. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” – Pablo Casals

66. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

67. “Always keep a positive mindset, it will improve your outlook on the world.” – Roald Dahl

68. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Cute children quotes about life

71. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christen Andersen

72. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

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

74. “Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” – Aslan

75. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

76. “It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns

77. “No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.” – Robin Sharma

78. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” – Mother Teresa

79. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

80. “That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth

Motivational quotes for kids about good behavior

81. “Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.” – Horace Mann

82. “You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel.”
Robert Tew

83. “Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are.”― Vanessa Diffenbaugh

84. “One thing I believe strongly in this life is that you just don’t reward bad behavior.” ― Dr. Phil

85. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”
Katharine Hepburn

If you like these quotes, you’ll adore our collection of attitude quotes that will help you succeed.

86. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
Dalai Lama

87. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne

88. “We must not demonstrate any arrogance, and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.”― Chen Shui-bian

89. “Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned.” – Auliq Ice

90. “Threatening people who do not believe as you do is not Christian behavior.” ― Linda Wood

Motivational quotes for kids about politeness

91. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” – Tommy Lee Jones

92. “Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.” – Sydney Smith

93. “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” Nina Dobrev

94. “Politeness is … forgetting ourselves in order to seek what may be agreeable to others.” – Wellins Calcott

95. “A man’s own manner and character is what most becomes him.” – Cicero

96. “Nobody loses anything by being polite, but there are a lot of people who are afraid to take the risk.” – Evan Esar

97. “Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Margaret Walker

98. “A man never loses anything by politeness.” – Henry Venn

99. “The only true source of politeness is consideration.” – William Gilmore Simm

100. “Politeness is the flower of humanity.” – Joseph Joubert

Inspirational quotes for kids about learning and school

101. “Time to rise. Time for school! Open your eyes.” — Tammie Jones

102. “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” ― Harry Wong

You’ll adore our collection of school quotes about learning and progress if you like these quotes.

103. “A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

If you like these quotes, see more by Elizabeth Warren on politics, business, and other quotes in our collection.

104. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” ― Charles Dederich

105. “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”― Dr. Seuss

106. “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” ― Claire Fagin

107. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

108. “Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ― Anton Chekhov

109. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

110. “School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here.” — Winifred C. Marshal

If you like these quotes, be sure to check out our collection of first-day-of-school quotes to help you get ready for the year.

Kids’ success quotes that are motivational

111. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

112. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” –  Sheryl Sandberg

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113. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

114. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot

115. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

116. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

117. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani

118. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

119. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

120. “Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” – Deepak Chopra

Inspirational quotes for children about education

121. “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

122. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” – Carl Rogers

123. “Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.” – W. E. B. Du Bois

124. “If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

125. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

126. “Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”– Francis Bacon

127. “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns

128. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius

129. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer

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130. “Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.” – Doris Roberts

Motivational quotes for children to live by

131.“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

132. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” — Roy T. Bennett

133. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

134. “Never give up, for that is the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

135. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

136. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” — Jim Rohn

137. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” –
John R. Wooden

138. “Winning doesn’t mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” — Bonnie Blair

139. “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

140. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

Inspirational quotes for children about life and success

141. “Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose.” – The Flash

142. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans

143. “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batman

144. “Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.” –Arthur Wellesley

145. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

146. “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.” – Dale Carnegie

147. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore, Winnie-the-Pooh

148. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

149. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

150. “Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you.” – Unknown

Inspirational quotes for children to help them succeed

151. “Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.” – Abel Stevens

152. “Choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.” – Thomas S. Monson

153. “Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them.” – Bill Kelly

154. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

155. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

156. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore

157. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Irish Proverb

158. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there’s a light somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E. Renkei

159. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucious

160. “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.” – Joel Osteen

Inspirational quotes for children to guide them

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

162. “Love is the most important thing in life.” – Rainbow

163. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

164. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” – W. Somerset Maugham

165. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

166. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”– Paulo Coelho

167. “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” – Henry David Thoreau

168. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

169. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

170. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama

Cute and inspirational quotes for children

171. “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.” – Charles Gordy

172. “Each day is a new day, a new opportunity to work towards making your life the way you want it.” – Josie Cluney

173. “If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition.” – Barbara Cook

174. “Good manners encompass all the things that make the people around us feel good.” – Jacquie McTaggart

175. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”. – Charles Dickens

176. “When you laugh, you change, and when you change, the world changes.” – Madan Kataria

177. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

178. “There will never be another precious you! Be yourself. Stay true to your inner nature.” – Gail Mewes

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179. “It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities.” – Woody Allen

180. “Be sure those you have around you encourage, inspire and motivate you to continue to move to the next level.” – Honoree Corder
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Inspirational quotes for children to encourage them

181. “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” – T.S. Eliot

182. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

183. “To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” – Walt Whitman

184. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

185. “It’s good to have an end to journey toward, but it’s the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K. LeGuin

186. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield

187. “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

188. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

189. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”– Audrey Hepburn

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190. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Inspirational quotes for children about success

191. “Preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

192. “There’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” – Unknown

193. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

194. “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” – Mark Twain

195. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

196. “Success is the sum of small efforts being repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

197. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain

198. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” – George Sheehan

199. “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

200. “Practice isn’t the thing you do once your good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell

Motivational and inspirational quotes for children

201. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

202. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

203. “Have the courage to start, the perseverance to continue and the kindness to make it all beautiful.” – Maxime Lagacé

204. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

205. “You can get help from teachers but you have a lot to learn by yourself sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss

206. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”― Art Williams

207. “Cultivate authenticity: let go of what people think.” – Brené Brown

208. “The expert at anything was once a beginner.”― Helen Hayes

209. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

210. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

Inspirational quotes for children to live by

211. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” – E.B. White

212. “I believe that every person is born with talent.” – Maya Angelou

213. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” – Nike

214. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

215. “When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.” – Confucius

216. “If you want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” ― Jim Rohn

217. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

218. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

219. “Today is another opportunity to learn anything you want.” – Johnny Uzan

220. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

Quotes for children to enlighten them

221. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

222. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

223. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

224. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

225. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith

226. “The best revenge is massive success.” –Frank Sinatra

227. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

228. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” – Ancient Indian Proverb

229. “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.”– John Assaraf

230. “Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.” – Unknown

Other quotes for kids

231. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

232. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” –Buddha

233. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Satya Nani

234. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” –Vince Lombardi

235. “Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.” – Unknown

236. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

237. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

238. “Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” – Luis Galarza

239. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

240. “When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.” – Jeffrey Walker

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