15 quotes i want my kids to live by

inspirational quotes to pass on to kids


1. “When you feel like you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

2. “When we bring what is within us into the world, miracles happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Always look on the bright side of life.” – Monty Python The Life of Brian

4. “Shame is a wasted emotion.” – Kurt Hummel, GLEE

5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandala

6. “If it’s not ‘Hell Yeah,’ it’s ‘No!’” – Derek Sivers

7. “The grass is greener where you water it.” – Neil Barringham

8. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.” – Unknown

9. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

10. “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé.” –  Random Internet meme gone viral

11. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Robin Williams’ character in Dead Poet’s Society

12. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

13. “The key to this business is personal relationships.” – Dicky Fox, Jerry Maguire

14. “Measure your life in love.” – Jonathan Larson, Rent

15. “Don’t stop believing.” Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’


What quotes would you want to pass on to your kids?




  1. 1
    roger d says:

    Very nice Mary!

    I’ve got a couple for you:

    There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
    Robert Kennedy

    “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.”
    ― Fred Rogers

    “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy.”
    Dr. Leo Buscaglia

    “It comes down to a simple choice really – get busy living…or get busy dying.”
    Shawshank Redemption

  2. 2
    Chelsea says:

    This is awesome! Great list I will be sharing with my kids – thank you, Mary!

  3. 3
    Stefanie says:

    Love this! I put quotes on my kids’ walls in stencil. Will be adding several of these!

  4. 4

    It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before ending
    I am reading this fantastic article to increase my experience.

  5. 5
    Amy says:

    Fantastic list, Mary! Pinning and sharing with our girls straight away.

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