30 Inspirational Quotes For Kids To Kick Off The New School Year

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30 Inspirational Quotes For Kids To Kick Off The New School Year

Even though it might feel like summer just started, it’s time to start thinking about school again. For some students, this is nothing to fret about. But others might have a harder time getting into the academic mindset — either way, you can't go wrong with leaving some inspirational quotes around to help motivate your kids each morning before school.

Whether you're heading back to physical classes or still doing your schoolwork from home, sometimes all we need is that little reminder to put us on the right path. 


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

2. “Don’t try so hard to fit in, and certainly don’t try so hard to be different…just try hard to be you.” — Zendaya


3. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”— Arthur Ashe

4. “I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” – Jenny Han

5. “It’s good to learn. Nobody can ever take that away from you.” — Estelle Okeon


6. “Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time.” — Joel Edgerton

7. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

8. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” – Les Brown

9. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” — Ralph Marston

10. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” — Steve Martin

11. “Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them.” — Josie Bisset

12. “The expert at anything was once a beginner.” — Helen Hayes


13. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” —Plutarch

14. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” —Beyoncé 

15. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer

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16. "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy—I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." — Art Williams

17. “What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original. What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn't really matter what you're into. It just means you're not a follower.”  — Kristen Bell


18. “Belonging starts with self-acceptance … Believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” — Brene Brown

19. "I am not afraid. I was born to do this." — Joan of Arc

20. “The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.” — Benny Lewis

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


22. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” —  Babe Ruth

23. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” —  Muhammad Ali

24. “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

25. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton


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

27. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai

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

29. “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” — Claire Fagin


30. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmache

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.