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20 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire Your Child to Change the World

If the world needs anything at all right now, it's more hope and kindness. Instilling positive messages in your children can go a long way in helping boost their levels of self-confidence and ability to connect with others. Words are powerful, and even the smallest of sayings can go a long way. Adults use motivational quotes to fuel things like career and lifestyle goals, so why not give some of that love to your kids to help them be the best they can be? Keep reading for 20 inspiring quotes that are sure to move your kiddo to dream big dreams (and don't be surprised if you find yourself feeling pretty inspired, too)!

  1. When you know better, you do better. — Maya Angelou
  2. We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength. — Jimmy Carter
  3. All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way. — William G. Spady
  4. If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. — Dolly Parton
  5. Be the change you want to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi
  6. It always seems impossible until it is done. — Nelson Mandela
  7. There is no substitute for hard work. — Thomas Edison
  8. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. — J.K. Rowling
  9. The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. — Dr. Seuss
  10. Dream big and dare to fail. — Norman Vaughan
  11. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. — George Sand
  12. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. — Confucius
  13. There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are. — Mr. Fred Rogers
  14. If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it. — Muhammed Ali
  15. Rest in reason; move in passion. — Khalil Gibran
  16. Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. — Lilo & Stitch
  17. You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — A.A. Milne
  18. If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. — Roald Dahl
  19. We grow great by dreams. — Woodrow Wilson
  20. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. — Barack Obama
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