Everything is fascinating and more enjoyable for a child — the colors are brighter and happiness always seems to be just around the corner. Every day, they explore, experiment and learn new things. They discover the world through play and this makes those early years priceless.

While growing up, children begin to look up for role models around them. Whatever they dream of becoming later in life, they need encouragement, proper guidance and inspiration.

There are many things we can offer our children, but helping them build a solid character would be by far the most precious gift. Sometimes a few wise words will stick with them forever, shape the way they think and even help them cope with challenges on the way to achieving their goals. Obstacles are inevitable and it’s our job to teach them how to perceive and overcome them.

Every child should hear or read the following quotes as they contain valuable life lessons. Kids will absorb everything you say, so make sure you deliver the right words.

Here are 30 inspirational quotes for kids to prepare them for success:

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?


DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.


THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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 (more Albert Einstein quotes)

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.


JOHN WOODEN

No one is perfect that’s why pencils have erasers. 


WOLFGANG RIEBE

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.


BONNIE BLAIR

Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.


JIM ROHN

Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.


HENRY FORD (more Henry Ford quotes)

With great power, comes great responsibility.


SPIDERMAN

Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.


WALT DISNEY (more Walt Disney quotes)

Be silly, be honest, be kind.


RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. 


ROY T. BENNETT

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.


ROBERT F. KENNEDY

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.


HANS CHRISTEN ANDERSEN (The Little Prince quotes)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


MARK TWAIN (more Mark Twain quotes)

It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.


GEORGE BURNS

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. 


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Just keep swimming.


DORY, FINDING NEMO

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.


MAYA ANGELOU

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them.


JOSIE BISSET

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.


ANTHONY J. D’ANGELO

Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.


LUNA LOVEGOOD

Always keep a positive mindset, it will improve your outlook on the world.


ROALD DAHL (more Roald Dahl quotes)

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.


DALAI LAMA (more Dalai Lama quotes)

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.


TOMMY LEE JONES

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.


PROVERB

Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.


NINA DOBREV

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.


SHERYL SANDBERG

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.


DR. SEUSS