Quotes For Kids & Students

When I was younger, I heard the Mark Twain quote: “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”

It stuck with me. It was inspiring.

I don’t know how often kids and students get an opportunity to read quotes, but here’s a list you can use. Print them out, drop them in a lunch box, hang them on a mirror, or create a collection and inspire your kids.

Have big dreams, you’ll grow into them.


Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.

Theodore Roosevelt

The time to be awesome is now.

Kid President

It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.

Hans F. Hansen

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors not his equals.

Sirius Black

Be a Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios!


Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Dr. Seuss

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

Anthony Jay

Be careful the environment you choose, for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose, for you will be like them.

W. Clement Stone

Popularity is not leadership.

Richard Marcinko

Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.


Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.


Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.

Saint Augustine

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.

J.P. Morgan

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Norman Vincent Peale

The sky is not the limit. Your imagination is!


“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.” 

Brene Brown

Leadership is action, not position.”

Donald H. McGannon

If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king.

J. Grooms

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”

Donald H. McGannon

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

Other links:

Eleven scriptures every teen girl should memorize

Scriptures that help your child up for success in life

2 thoughts on “Quotes For Kids & Students”

  1. These aren’t just good for kids (although they are great for them.). They are good for everyone.

    I send out a “Thought For The Day” e-mail every weekday that goes out to about 250 people. I’ll be using some of these.

    Keep up the great work, brother!

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