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30 Inspirational Quotes for the Kids in Your Life

30 Inspirational Quotes for the Kids in Your Life

Childhood is a time of wonder and growth. Encouraging words fill the hearts of children like water to a sponge. Pouring godly wisdom over kids can help develop their perspectives in life. Habits, identity, and worldview are formed at an early age as children look for leadership. Wisdom from godly men and women can encourage these young children of God. Here are some of our favorite inspirational quotes for kids - use them in lunches, on mirrors, and in special notes!

8 Beautifully Inspiring Bible Quotes for Kids

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” – Psalm 127:3-5

“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

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” – Psalm 139:13-16

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” – Matthew 18:2-5

“Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” – Psalm 8:2

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.” –  Isaiah 49:15-16

“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” – Mark 10:13-16

15 Inspiring Quotes for Kids from Well-Known Writers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Mr. Fred Rogers

"You know what I think? I think that if a young woman doesn't engage in the act of occasionally wishing on a star or a flower or a birthday cake full of candles, then we're forfeiting one of the sweetest whimsies of our youth." ― Robin Jones Gunn

“Jesus loves me, this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.” ― Anna Bartlett Warner

“Think of what you are, you Christians. You are God's children; you are joint heirs with Christ. The 'many mansions' are for you; the palms and harps of the glorified are for you. You have a share in all that Christ has and is and shall be.” ― Charles Spurgeon

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” ― Billy Graham

“Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” ― Laura Bush

“If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.” ― Martin Luther

“We all have different strengths, different gifts.” ― Eric Metaxas

“The time is always right to do what is right.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Helen Keller

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” ― Maya Angelou

“Before you act, listen.
Before you react, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ― Mother Teresa

"Hope lingers over us like a lullaby because we were created to experience love and to give love." — Robin Jones Gunn

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.” ― Mr. Fred Rogers

7 Encouraging Quotes from Popular Children’s Books

“Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” 
― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." ― Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

“It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.” ― Brothers Grimm, Snow White

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” ― Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ― Aesop’s Fables, The Lion and the Mouse

“Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

Children are a gift from God to be raised and nurtured with true care and compassion. A kind and honest about God word will encourage them to one day seek a relationship with the Lord. A positive hope can help them flourish into becoming strong, kind, and tenderhearted adults one day.

AuthorCally Logan is a writer and sixth grade English teacher from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Regent University with a degree in English with High Honors. Currently she is a writer for Polished ministries, and head of the Dear Sparrows Ministry site, and the podcast, “Dear Sparrows.” In her free time she enjoys leading a High School girls small group, cooking, and spending time in tree houses. Her latest book, “Dear Young Sparrow” is available everywhere or at


This article is part of our larger Inspiring Quotes resource meant to encourage and strengthen your faith. Visit our most popular quotes by well known Christians and theologians to find more inspiration. Remember, the Holy Spirit can work through us when we have faith and share it with others! Please pass along any quotes that touch your heart because you never know the light you'll shine on someone else’s dark day! 

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