250 Inspirational And Motivational Quotes For Kids Of All Ages

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If the world needs anything at all right now, it's more hope and kindness, because with the current state of the world, now, more than ever, we need positivity.

Instilling positive messages in your children can go a long way in helping boost their levels of self-confidence and their ability to connect with others. Both of those qualities are beneficial in life.

Words are powerful, and even the smallest of sayings can go a long way.

Adults use inspirational quotes to fuel things like career and lifestyle goals. Why not give some of that love to your kids with some motivational quotes for kids to help them be the best they can be?

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With these 250 inspiring kid quotes, you can move your child to dream big dreams — and don't be surprised if you find yourself feeling pretty inspired, too!

Famous Inspirational Quotes For Kids

1. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

2. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘the present.’” — Eleanor Roosevelt

3. "Everything you can imagine is real." — Pablo Picasso

4. “The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs

5. "When you know better, you do better." — Maya Angelou

6. "I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward." — Charlotte Brontë​

7. "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." — Lucille Ball

8. "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." — Booker T. Washington

9. "If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it." — Muhammad Ali

10. “Change the world by being yourself.” — Amy Poehler

11. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible!'" — Audrey Hepburn

12. "Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." — Eleanor Roosevelt

13. "You become what you believe." — Oprah Winfrey

14. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." — Helen Keller

15. "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

16."Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale." — Hans Christian Andersen

17. "Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do." — John Wooden

18. "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." — Judy Garland

19. "Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment." — Horace

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Motivational Quotes For Teens

20. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." — Wayne Gretzky

21. “If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress?” — Boonaa Mohammed

22. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

23. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

24. "We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength." — Jimmy Carter

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

26. “The kids who ask why are the ones who are going to change the world.” — Neal Thompson

27. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein

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

29. “Just because something feels scary doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Fear does not equal danger.” — Amy Morin

30. “Don’t become so focused on status that you aren’t also nice to other people, because that’s the kind of popularity that pays off for decades to come.” — Mitch Prinstein

31. "Be the change you want to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi

32. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth

33. “No one is perfect, that’s why pencils have erasers.” — Wolfgang Riebe

34. “The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice.” — Brian Herbert

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

36. “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” — Malcolm Gladwell

37. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai

38. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Joseph Addison

39. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." — Confucius

40. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton

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Motivational Quotes For Kids About Success

41. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison

42. “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

43. "You always pass failure on the way to success." — Mickey Rooney

44. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” — Vince Lombardi

45. “I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan

46. "People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working." — Walt Disney

47. "Don't worry about failure. You only have to be right once." — Drew Houston

48. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” — Pele

49. “It’s always too soon to quit.” — Norman Vincent Peale

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

51. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

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Motivational Quotes For Kids In School

52. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” — Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

53. "​All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way." — William G. Spady

54. “Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.” — William Penn

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

56. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” — Vladimir Lenin

57. “Forget the mistake, remember the lesson.”

58. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." — Arthur Ashe

59. "There is no substitute for hard work." — Thomas Edison

60. “Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained.” — Nicolas Manetta

61. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

62. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." — Plutarch

63. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — A.A. Milne

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Motivational Quotes For Kids Who Are Sick

64. "Sometimes Superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles."

65. “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” — Tori Amos

66. “Resting is not laziness, it’s medicine!” — Glenn Schweitzer

67. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” — Robert H. Schuller

68. "You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have."

69. “As I got older, my life became a whirlwind of homework and responsibilities. The hospital became my retreat, a place to gather my thoughts and focus on my health. The nurses are my friends as well as my caretakers. The doctors are my parents as well as my physicians.” — Claire Wineland

70. "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly."

71. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

72. "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." — Theodore Roosevelt

73. "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen."

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Kindness Quotes For Kids

74. "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." — Dalai Lama

75. Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” — Margaret Mead

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

77. “The simple act of caring is heroic.” — Edward Albert

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

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

80. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu

81. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” — Henry James

82. “When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” — Harold Kushner

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

84. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” — Plato

85. "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." — Dolly Parton

86. “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” — Adam Lindsay Gordon

87. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.” — Booker T. Washington

88. “Be a little kinder than you have to.” — E. Lockhart

89. “To belittle, you have to be little.” — Kahlil Gibran

90. “Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest.” — Francis Bacon

91. "There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are." — Mr. Rogers

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

93. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia

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Life Quotes For Kids

94. “We know what we are but know not what we may be.” — Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

99. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” — Edward Everett Hale

100. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires and a touch that never hearts.” — Charles Dickens

101. “Time’s fun when you’re eating flies.” — Kermit the Frog

102. “The years teach much the days never know.” — Emerson

103. “To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” — Emily Dickensen

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

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

106. “Climb ev’ry mountain, Ford ev’ry stream, Follow ev’ry rainbow, ‘Til you find your dream.” — Sound of Music

107. “We grow great by dreams.” — Woodrow Wilson

108. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” — Hans Christen Andersen

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

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

111. “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

112. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  — Confucious

113. “Life is not perfect. Life is not easy. Life is good.” — The Life is Good Company

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Happiness And Positivity Quotes For Kids

114. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” — Helen Keller

115. “You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” — Anne Frank

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

117. “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” — Holly Branson

118. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” — Amelia Earhart

119. "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." — George Sand

120. “You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.” — Greg Henry Quinn

121. “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

122. “Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” — Theodore Roosevelt

123. “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their true image.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

124. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu

125. “Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

126. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” — Jennifer Dukes Lee

127. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” — William Glasser

128. "If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." — Roald Dahl

129. "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." — Mother Teresa

130. "Be happy, not because everything is good, but because you can see the good in everything."

131. "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."

132. "No one needs a smile as much as the person who fails to give one."

133. "The bad news is there is no key to happiness. The good news is, it isn't locked!"

134. "Be happy; it drives people crazy!"

135. "I have decided to be happy, because it is good for my health." — Voltaire.

136. "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." — Maya Angelou

137. “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.”

138. “Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” — Alyssa Knight

139. “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” — Lady Gaga

140. "It always seems impossible until it is done." — Nelson Mandela

141. “What makes you different is what makes you beautiful.” — Backstreet Boys

142. "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." — Oscar Wilde

143. "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

144. "The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything." — Frank Sinatra

145. "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

146. "A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself." — Jim Morrison

147. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar

148. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth

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

150. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” — Elon Musk

151. "Rest in reason; move in passion." — Khalil Gibran

152. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Motivational Bible Quotes For Kids

153. "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." — Colossians 3:20

154. "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." — Psalm 107:1

155. "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." — Ephesians 4:32

156. "We love because he first loved us." — 1 John 4:19

157. "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" — Matthew 19:14

158. "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." — 1 Timothy 4:12

159. "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother' — which is the first commandment with a promise — 'so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'" — Ephesians 6:1-3

160. "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." — Genesis 1:27

161. "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" — John 14:6

162. "Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord." — Psalm 34:11

163. "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." — Philippians 4:13

164. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." — John 3:16

165. "Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck." — Proverbs 1:8-9

166. "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." — Psalm 127:3

167. "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." — Colossians 3:12-14

168. "And you will feel secure, because there is hope, you will look around and take your rest in security. You will lie down, and none will make you afraid." — Job 11:18-19

169. "But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God." — Luke 18:16

170. "You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus." — 2 Timothy 2:1

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Motivational Dr. Seuss Quotes For Kids

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

172. "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss

173. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” — Dr. Seuss

174. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Seuss

175. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

176. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." — Dr. Seuss

177. “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” ― Dr. Seuss

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

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

180. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” — Dr. Seuss

181. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss

182. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” — Dr. Seuss

183. “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.” — Dr. Seuss

184. “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” — Dr. Seuss

185. “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” — Dr. Seuss

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Motivational Disney Movie Quotes

186. “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.” — Dory, 'Finding Nemo'

187. “Can you feel the love tonight? You needn’t look too far. Stealing through the night’s uncertainties, love is where they are.” — 'The Lion King'

188. “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” — Olaf, 'Frozen'

189. "A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." — Hercules, 'Hercules'

190. "All at once everything looks different, now that I see you." — Rapunzel, 'Tangled'

191. "I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you." — John Smith, 'Pocahontas'

192. "How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it." — Piglet and Pooh, 'Winnie the Pooh'

193. "My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it." — Tiana, 'The Princess and the Frog'

194. "No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true." — Cinderella, 'Cinderella'

195. "Love is a song that never ends." — 'Bambi'

196. "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten." — 'Lilo & Stitch'

197. "No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true." — Cinderella, 'Cinderella'

198. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — Christopher Robin, 'Winnie the Pooh'

199. "Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it." — Merida, 'Brave'

200. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — Rafiki, 'The Lion King'

201. "If watching is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." — Laverne, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

202. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." — Pooh, 'Winnie the Pooh'

203. "You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul." — Gusteau, 'Ratatouille'

204. "The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up." — Timothy Mouse, 'Dumbo'

205. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — Snow White, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

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Dream Quotes For Kids

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

207. "We grow great by dreams." — Woodrow Wilson

208. “One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” — Johnny Depp

209. "The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts." — Albert Einstein

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

211. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." — Harriet Tubman

212. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein

213. "Dream big and dare to fail." — Norman Vaughhan

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Motivational Quotes For Kids In Sports

214. “It doesn’t matter what your background is or where you came from. If you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.” — Serena Williams

215. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you’ll never change the outcome.” — Michael Jordan

216. “Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.” — Carl Lewis

217. “I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” — Mia Hamm

218. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” — John Wooden

219. “The skill to win is important, but the will to win is vital.” — Joe Paterno

220. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan

221. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.” — Michael Jordan

222. “Winners must have two things – definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.” — Brad Burden

223. “The skill to win is important, but the will to win is vital.” — Joe Paterno

224. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” — Matt Biondi

225. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” — Wayne Gretzky

226. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” — Carl Lewis

227. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” — Knute Rockne

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Motivational Quotes For Kids To Inspire Confidence

228. “With confidence, you have won before you have started.” — Marcus Garvey

229. “There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.” — Johnny Unitas

230. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” — Blake Lively

231. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” — Lao Tzu

232. “Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.” — Nicole Scherzinger

233. “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” — Rosalynn Carter

234. “Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter

235. “Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness.” — Michel de Montaigne

236. “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” — Stan Smith

237. “Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” — Roger Staubach

238. “If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything.” — Ilie Nastase

239. “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” — Thomas Carlyle

240. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” — William Jennings Bryan

241. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe

242. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” — J.M. Barrie

243. “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” — Peter T. Mcintyre

244. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” — Oprah

245. “True beauty is the flame of self-confidence that shines from the inside out.” — Barrie Davenport

246. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." — C.G. Jung

247. "I knew who I was this morning but I’ve changed a few times since then." — Lewis Carroll

248. "The destination isn’t in finding yourself. The destination is in the search." — Thomas Warfield

249. "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it." — Brene Brown

250. "The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs." — Joan Didion

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Sara Ahmed is a writer who has had work featured in Scary Mommy, Popsugar, Thrive Global and Disney’s Babble.

This article was originally published at Popsugar. Reprinted with permission from the author.