Kids can learn from some of the smartest people in the world every day of the year with this list of positive thought of the day quotes for children.  These words of wisdom can motivate kids, encourage action, make kids think and boost their performance.  We have chosen our favorite inspirational quotes for kids for this list that can be used as a children’s quote of the day for good thoughts year round!  Print our free English thought of the Day calendar to make using this list easier at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s stay positive with these quotes!

Favorite Thought of the Day Ideas for Kids

These are our favorite positive thought of the day that will help children start their day with a smile.

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Start your day off on the right foot.
  1. “It’s okay not to know. It’s not okay to not try.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
  2. “Life is tough, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett Henry
  3. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley
  5. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus
  6. “Know yourself, love yourself, trust yourself, be yourself.” – Ariel Paz
  7. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu
  8. “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
  9. “Keep looking up. That’s the secret of life.” – Charlie Brown
  10. “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day.” – Walt Disney
  11. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
  13. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” – Virginia Woolf
  14. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  15. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  16. “Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.” – Art Linkletter
  17. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”– J.K. Rowling
  18. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
  19. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  20. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr Seuss
  21. “If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.” – Marie Osmond
  22. “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver
  23. “You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” – Jim Rohn
  24. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown
  25. “The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards
  26. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard
  27. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
  28. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
  29. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey
  30. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”– Dr. Seuss
  31. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”– Stephen Hawking
  32. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’”– Eleanor Roosevelt
  33. “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

Favorite Small Thought of the Day Short Quotes

If you don’t have a lot of time, you can start the day with short, warming quotes instead.

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You don’t need a lot of time to read these quotes.
  1. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.
  2. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
  3. Be soft and cool like water. So you can adjust anywhere in Life! Be hard and attractive like a diamond. So no one can play with your emotions.
  4. Difficulties in your life don’t come to destroy you, but to help you to realize your hidden potential.
  5. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton
  6. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball
  7. “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings
  8. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez
  9. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale
  12. “It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest.” —Walter Anderson
  13. “Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.”—Diane McLaren
  14. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
  15. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  16. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
  17. “To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West
  18. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
  19. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore
  20. “Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” — Tony Robbins
  21. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
  22. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  23. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar
  24. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela
  25. Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone
  26. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle
  27. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder
  28. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford
  29. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard
  30. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn
  31. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn
  32. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller
  33. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

Education: Thought for the Day Quotes About Learning

These quotes will help kids stay motivated for school and want to learn more everyday!

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Let’s promote learning!
  1. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle
  2. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams
  3. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti
  4. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” — Albert Einstein
  6. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
  7. “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E.M. Forster
  8. “One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” — Frank Herbert
  9. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee
  10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  11. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  12. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese Proverb
  13. “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” — Vernon Howard
  14. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
  15. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” – Roy T. Bennett
  16. “Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” – Richard Feynmann
  17. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” — Henry Ford
  18. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin
  19. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  20. “One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.” — Earl Nightingale
  21. “You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way.” — Marvin Minsky
  22. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov
  23. “Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.” — Michael J. Gelb
  24. “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” — Doris Lessing
  25. “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” – Joe Abercrombie
  26. “If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance.” — Howard Gardner
  27. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  28. “Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.” — Tom Colicchio
  29. “Learning is synthesizing seemingly divergent ideas and data.” — Terry Heick
  30. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson
  31. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler
  32. “He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” — Confucius
  33. “A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thought of the Day for Students

Here are some quotes for students of all ages, from kindergarten to primary school and older kids!

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Quotes to help students of all ages stay motivated!
  1. “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain
  2. “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” – Henry Ford
  3. “When you talk, you are only repeating something you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. – Dalai Lama”
  4. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  5. “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.” — Chinese Proverb
  6. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — BB King
  7. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein.
  8. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
  9. Push yourself because, No one else is going to do it for you.
  10. ” It is difficult for a student to pick a good teacher, but it is more difficult for a teacher to pick a good Student.” – author
  11. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch
  12. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
  13. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Satya Nani
  14. “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Seuss
  15. “If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.” – Michael Phelps
  16. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden
  17. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  18. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama
  19. “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” – Lloyd Alexander
  20. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert
  21. “Talent without working hard is nothing.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  22. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin
  23. “Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Proske
  24. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
  25. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  26. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey
  27. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth
  28. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills
  29. “Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” — Henry L. Doherty
  30. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones..” – Confucius
  31. “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” — Mason Cooley
  32. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
  33. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potentials. ” -John Maxwell

Thought of the Day for a Good School Day

If you want to wish your little one a great day at school, here’s the best way to do it in a matter of minutes. Put a little note with one of these quotes on their lunchbox!

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Wish someone a happy school day!
  1. “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss
  2. “All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think.” – Ken Robinson
  3. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – JOHN DEWEY
  4. “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” – Bill Dodds
  5. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift
  6. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein
  7. “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.”—Nora Ephron
  8. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”—Derek Jeter
  9. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”—Plato
  10. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe
  11. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”—Sun Tzu
  12. “The key to life is to develop an internal moral, emotional G.P.S. that can tell you which way to go.”—Oprah
  13. “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett
  14. “High school is about finding who you are, because that’s more important than trying to be someone else.” – Nick Jonas
  15. “By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.” – Clifton Fadiman
  16. “No school without spectacular eccentrics and crazy hearts is worth attending.” – Saul Bellow
  17. “Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” – Dana Stewart Scott
  18. “The road to freedom –here and everywhere on earth-– begins in the classroom.” – Hubert Humphrey
  19. “Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  21. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  22. “If you think your teacher is tough, wait ‘til you get a boss.” — Bill Gates
  23. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” — Sydney J. Harris
  24. “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.” – Marvin Phillips
  25. “There’s more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” –Walt Disney
  26. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”—Anthony Robbins
  27. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”—Dr. Seuss
  28. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey
  29. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
  30. “Let’s do what we love, and let’s do a lot of it.” – Marc Jacobs

Leadership: Motivational Thought for the Day Quotes

Try these quotes to inspire people to become leaders and an example to their peers.

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Everyone is a leader!
  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams
  2. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie
  3. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I”. They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” – Peter Drucker
  4. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. ” – Margaret Fuller
  5. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy
  6. “Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi
  7. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” —Jimmy Dean
  8. “I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.” – John Hume
  9. “Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon
  10. “A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves. ” – Unknown
  11. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan
  12. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer
  13. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle
  14. “To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu
  15. “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says Go a leader says Let s go.” – E M Kelly
  16. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch
  17. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter
  18. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” -John C. Maxwell
  19. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” -Alexander the Great
  20. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” –Warren G. Bennis
  21. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
  22. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” —Max DePree
  23. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margarett Fuller
  24. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”—Lao Tzu
  25. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” —Peter Drucker
  26. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” —Aristotle
  27. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy
  28. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” Christian D. Larson
  29. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” J. P. Morgan
  30. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” Arnold Glasow
  31. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” -Henry Ford

Kindness: Inspirational Thought of the Day Quotes

Everyone should be a bit kinder. We believe these quotes will inspire kids and adults alike to be nicer to other people no matter the day.

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Let’s be kind to each other!
  1. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan
  2. “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner
  3. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana
  4. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” – Roy T. Bennett
  5. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop
  6. “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo
  7. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” —Lao Tzu
  8. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis
  9. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” —Princess Diana
  10. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” —Dalai Lama
  11. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer
  13. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  14. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams
  15. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” —William Wordsworth
  16. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
  17. “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” —Lady Gaga
  18. “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” —George Sand
  19. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” —Tommy Lee Jones
  20. “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.” —Mr. Rogers

Positive Thinking: Happy thought of the Day Quotes

Positive thinking is so important! Stay in a positive state of mind with these beautiful quotes.

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Let’s get super duper happy today – and every day!
  1. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  2. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin
  3. “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.” – Gusteau
  4. “Make each day your masterpiece.” -John Wooden
  5. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
  6. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball
  7. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down” – Charlie Chaplin
  8. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” — Snow White
  10. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” -Charles Dickens
  11. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  12. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
  13. “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” – Dory
  14. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
  15. “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
  16. “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr Suess
  17. “Don’t fear failure. Be afraid of not having the chance, you have the chance!” – Sally Carrera, Cars 3
  18. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau
  19. “You can’t focus on what’s going wrong. There’s always a way to turn things around.” – Joy, Inside Out
  20. “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! Kid, you’ll move mountains.” -Dr. Seuss
  21. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV
  22. “Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive.” – Lou Holtz
  23. “I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.” – Mike Ditka
  24. “I believe one of my strengths is my ability to keep negative thoughts out. I am an optimist.” – John Wooden
  25. “Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things.” – Tony Dungy
  26. “This is one of the most important themes I want you to take from me: Stay as positive and upbeat as you can possibly be. I’ll say it many times: if you can dream it, you can be it.” – John Calipari
  27. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  28. “Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are.” -Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  29. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.”– Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter
  30. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair
  31. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

New Day Quotes: Thought for the Day Ideas

Every new day is a new chance to be who we want to be. That’s why these quotes will be an awesome reminder of your kids’ potential!

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Start every day feeling like you can conquer the world!
  1. “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” – Douglas Pagels
  2. “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – J. B. Priestley
  3. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” – Abbie Hoffman
  4. “All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.” – Shannon L. Alder
  5. “It doesn’t matter what your present circumstances look like, today is a brand-new day, and God wants to do a new thing in your life and in your relationship with Him every day.” – Joel Osteen
  6. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” – Germany Kent
  7. “Each new day has a different shape to it. You just roll with it.” – Ben Zobrist
  8. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “This new day has greeted us with no rules; unconditional opportunity. Do not dilute the power of this new day with the hardship of yesterday. Greet this day the way it has greeted you; with open arms and endless possibility.” – Steve Maraboli
  10. “A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.” – Steve Maraboli
  11. “I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” – Juansen Dizon
  12. “On the other side of this darkness, a new day will slowly dawn.” – Corban Addison
  13. “He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes.” – Daniel Wallace
  14. “To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth – not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source.” – Debbie Ford
  15. “There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today.” – Noel DeJesus
  16. “Never mind those failures till yesterday. Each new day is a sequel of a wonderful life; gifted with hopes to succeed.” – Aniruddha Sastikar
  17. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood
  18. “Every new day is an opportunity to grow your love.” – Debasish Mridha
  19. “Celebrate the new day with shouts of praise, love and grace and with a beautiful smile upon your face.” – Caroline Naoroji
  20. Rise up start fresh see the bright opportunity in each new day.
  21. “Each day is always breaking out anew Aspirations swirling round what you do” – Richard L. Ratliff
  22. “Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today.” – Doe Zantamata
  23. “Embrace every new day with gratitude, hope and love.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  24. “When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.” – Steve Maraboli
  25. “In your darkest hour, give thanks, for in due time, the morning will come. And it will come with a ray of sunshine.” – Michael Bassey Johnson
  26. “Another day, another chance.”- A.D. Aliwat
  27. “Every new day is a sacred gift with new sacred grace.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  28. Shake of all those negative thoughts of yesterday. Rise and shine it’s a new day.
  29. “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.” – Og Mandino
  30. “Imagine if we treated each new dawn of each new day with the same reverence and joy as we do each new year.” – Angie Lynn

Success: Good Thought of the Day Quotes

Success starts at home! Use these quotes to remind you of how far you can go with a positive mindset and effort!

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Everyone can be successful with enough effort!
  1. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  2. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin
  3. “Preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  4. “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
  5. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis
  6. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
  7. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” -Bill Bradley
  8. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
  9. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” -Pele
  10. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” — Bonnie Blair
  11. Never give up something that you really want. It is difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret.
  12. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” -Bobby Unser
  13. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh
  14. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  15. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  16. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford
  17. Do one thing every day that scares you.
  18. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohli
  19. “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” – John C. Maxwell
  20. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  21. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  22. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” -Stephen Hawking
  23. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”- Steve Jobs
  24. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera
  25. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

Imagination: Creative Thought of the Day Quotes

Need help to stay creative? Ignite creativity and imagination with these fun quotes!

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Spark your creative flame!
  1. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2. “The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see.” – Nelson Mandela
  3. “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
  4. “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
  5. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll
  6. “If you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.” – Alice Walker
  7. “Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” – Ann Patchett
  8. “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath
  9. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward
  10. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
  11. “Your imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
  12. “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum
  13. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw
  14. “I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” – J.G. Ballard
  15. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins
  16. “To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.” – Anatole France
  17. “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J.K. Rowling

Motivation: Thought of the Day Quotes

Need help keeping your kid motivated? These quotes should help!

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Find your motivation below!
  1. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘the present.’” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
  3. “Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.” —Atul Gawande
  4. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain
  5. “Nothing that’s worth anything is easy.” —Barack Obama
  6. “Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” —Sheryl Sandberg
  7. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” —Tom Hanks
  8. “If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” — Muhammad Ali
  9. “If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.” —Jim Henson
  10. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” —Ruth Bader Ginsberg
  11. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” —Mae Jemison
  12. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” —Lance Armstrong
  16. “You never fail until you stop trying.” —Albert Einstein
  17. .”Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale.” — Hans Christian Andersen
  18. “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” — Horace
  19. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” —Confucius
  20. “Dig deep to finish what you start. Because no matter how hard it feels to push through adversity at the time, once you’re done, you’ll own the experience for the rest of your life.” – Aaron Lauritsen
  21. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” — Henry Ford
  22. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky
  23. “If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress?” — Boonaa Mohammed
  24. “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
  25. “We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.” — Jimmy Carter

Character: Moral Values Thought of the Day Quotes

Moral is as important as any other values! Remember the importance of having a good character and being a good person here.

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Don’t forget how important it is to have good values.
  1. “We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world.” – Mother Teresa
  2. “You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.” – Henry David Thoreau
  3. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” – Albert Einstein
  4. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden
  5. “Not all who wander are lost.” – Gandolf
  6. “Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” – Dave Willis
  7. “Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.” – JCWells
  8. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie The Pooh
  9. “I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different. And I felt out of place and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something – something I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.” – Angelina Jolie
  10. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
  11. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood
  12. “Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”- Anita Roddick
  13. “Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  14. “Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.” – Alexis Carrel
  15. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” – Les Brown
  16. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln
  17. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” – Winston Churchill
  18. “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.” – Tila Tequila
  19. “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu
  20. “Sometimes I wonder if I’m a character being written, or if I’m writing myself.” – Marilyn Manson
  21. “Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.” – Jim Rohn
  22. “We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.” – Albert Camus
  23. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
  24. “In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.” – Henry Van Dyke
  25. “Character is simply habit long continued.” – Plutarch
  26. “When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” – Michael Josephson

Courage: Overcoming Fear Thought of the Day Quotes

Everyone is courageous deep inside! If you need a little push to overcome fears, here’s just what you need!

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Find inspiration here to overcome fear!
  1. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  2. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
  3. “Courage: the most important of all virtues because without it, you cannot practice any other virtues.” – Maya Angelou
  4. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  6. “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  7. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonapart
  8. “You must always remember this: Have courage and be kind. You have more kindness in your little finger than most people possess in their whole body. And it has power. More than you know.” —Brittany Candau
  9. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” —Maya Angelou
  10. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  11. “The secret to happiness is freedom … and the secret to freedom is courage.” —Thucydides
  12. “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” – Shannon L. Alder
  13. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William Faulkner
  14. “Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it’s what you believe, and the heck with everybody.” – Justin Cronin
  15. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” —Anaïs Nin
  16. “Courage is about learning how to function despite the fear, to put aside your instincts to run or give in completely to the anger born from fear. Courage is about using your brain and your heart when every cell of your body is screaming at your to fight or flee – and then following through on what you believe is the right thing to do.” – Jim Butcher
  17. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” —Winston Churchill
  18. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” – Bryce Courtenay
  19. “Courage results when one’s convictions are bigger than one’s fears.” —Orrin Woodward
  20. “Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. He is also a fool.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  21. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain


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