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20 Inspirational Quotes for My Kids to Live By

I come from a family of talkers.

Growing up, my parents were always talking. Whether they were imparting bits of parental wisdom or simply orchestrating a life lesson out of nothing at all, I was always listening, watching, and of course, learning.

So as someone who’s had pretty decent life so far on account of all those talks, I wanted to give my kids the same opportunity to listen. So I talk. A lot. I’m forever offering anecdotal bits, super important FYIs, and warnings of the imminent dangers resulting from not listening to their mother. Still, I swear they’re getting nothing. Little brick walls, those two.

While I may never actually give my children the wisdom and life offerings of the great thinkers before me, at least I give a damn good tight hug.

ON PERSEVERANCE

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

ON CHANGE

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“We must be the change we want to see.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

ON SUCCESS

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain

ON HAPPINESS

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“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

ON PATIENCE

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“Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.” ~Saint Francis de Sales

ON EQUALITY

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“Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.” ~Frances Wright

ON FAILURE

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“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

ON EXCELLENCE

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” ~Aristotle

ON KINDNESS

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Dalai Lama

ON ANGER

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“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

ON DARING TO DREAM

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

ON FORGIVENESS

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

ON PREPARATION

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~Benjamin Franklin

ON ACCOUNTABILITY

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“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

ON STRENGTH

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“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ~Albert Einstein

ON CHARACTER

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of conflict and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King

ON INDIVIDUALITY

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“This above all: to thine own self, be true.” ~William Shakespeare

ON TRUTH

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“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ~Buddha

ON LIGHTHEARTEDNESS

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“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” ~Horace

ON FAMILY

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“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” ~Anthony Brandt

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