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As educators, part of our role is to provide encouragement and inspiration to our students. We believe it’s more important to foster self-confidence and a lifelong belief in themselves and their abilities than it is to focus on test scores.

Here are some of our favorite encouraging, inspirational quotes for kids:

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

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

“You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.”

“Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light.”

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!”

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you’ll ever know.” – A. A. Milne

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…Get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Sting people don’t put others down; they lift them up.” – Michael P. Watson

“Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.” – Gordon B. Hinkley

“Do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand yelling ‘This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this!’ And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your hear, and say, ‘No, this is what’s important.” – Iain Thomas

“Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one.” – Kermit the Frog

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

Quotes for Parents:

“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” – Brooke Hampton

“Time spent playing with children is never wasted.” – Dawn Lantero

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Mr. Rogers

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.”

“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew L. Jacobson

“Our children pick up a great deal from how we embrace them each morning, how we react when they break our favorite vase, how we handle ourselves in a traffic accident, how we sit and talk to them, whether we really look at what they show us, and whether we take an interest in what they say.” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary

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