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950 Inspirational Preschool Quotes For Kids (2023)

1. “All play is associated with intense thought activity and rapid intellectual growth.” ~ N. V. Scarfe

2. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need. ~ Richard Louv

3. “Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.”—Peter Pan

4. “Psychological studies have shown that it is necessary to isolate the senses as far as possible if some single quality is to be brought out. ”

5. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

6. “The children must be attached to the material; if they are attached to the teacher they cannot be independent. ”

7. “Thus it happens that at the age of three, life seems to begin again; for now consciousness shines forth in all its fullness and glory. ”

8. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

9. “School means work, and work means death. Let’s all go take a nap.” —Emma Shannon

10. School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is. ~ Ivan Illich

11. “ We can only help man if we aid the child to be better adapted to the future of civilisation. ”

12. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”– Joseph Addison

13. “This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”– Psalm 118:24

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

15. Be the reason someone smiles today.

16. “The adult, the child, and the environment are a trinity. They should be considered as one. ”

17. “Kindness is free, sprinkle that stuff everywhere.” – Unknown

18. “Because little nature lovers grow into big nature lovers.”

19. Education must not simply teach work - it must teach Life. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

20. “You never fail until you stop trying.” —Albert Einstein

21. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”– B.B. King

22. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela

23. “Encourage and support your kids, because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”—Lady Bird Johnson

24. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin

25. “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you land among the stars.” – Les Brown

26. “Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.” ~ Dr Stuart Brown, MD

27. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein

28. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”– Dr. Seuss

29. “It just happens that there is more employment for puppeteers in preschool television than anywhere else.” ― Stephanie D’Abruzzo

30. If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.

31. “Children are interested in books when they know how to read. This is so obvious that it seems superfluous to say so. ”

32. “At each age one must seek for the opportunity for the greatest effort, and the greatest social experience one can reach actively. ”

33. “You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

34. “Play is the exultation of the possible.” ~ Martin Buber

35. “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

36. “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” - Kay Redfield Jamison

37. “Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.” ~ Anonymous

38. “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

39. “Let the children be free; encourage them;

40. “Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.”– Conan O’Brien

41. I don't think it's possible to be 'bad at learning', but it is possible to believe that lie. ~ Grace Koelma

42. “Only after a child has begun to write on his own should a teacher intervene to guide his progress in writing. ”

43. Thank goodness I was never sent to school: it would have rubbed off some of the originality. ~ Beatrix Potter

44. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Shuller

45. “Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.” ― Sir Ken Robinson

46. “Tough times never last but tough people do.”– Robert H. Schuller

47. Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.

48. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

49. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

50. “The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” Brian Sutton-Smith

51. “Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs.” ~ James L. Hymes Jr.

52. Sometimes getting away from school is the best thing can happen to a great mind. ~ Ken Robinson

53. “Children are our most valuable resource.” — Herbert Hoover

54. “If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.”—Bette Davis

55. Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

56. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

57. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”– Carl Lewis

58. “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” ~ Alfie Kohn

59. “The child’s conquests of independence are the basic steps in what is called his ‘natural development’. ”

60. “Play is the brain’s favourite way of learning” ~ Diane Ackerman

61. “What is most wanted is no patronizing charity for humanity, but a reverent consciousness of its dignity and worth. ”

62. “If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but the same amount of snow.”

63. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” -Henry David Throeau

64. “The best predictor of preschool children’s physical activity is simply being outdoors.” ― James Sallis

65. “The kids who ask WHY are the ones who are going to change the world.”– Neal Thompson

66. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

67. “It’s okay to be brave and afraid at the same time.” – Brene Brown

68. “The infant in arms has far greater mental energies than are usually imagined. ”

69. “The Mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime” ~Author unknown

70. “Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori, Physician & Educator

71. “The great benefit we can bestow on childhood is the exercise of restraint in ourselves. ”

72. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

73. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

74. “It will be necessary to look to children for help if the world is to be made better. ”

75. “Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.”

76. “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have

77. “Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.” —George Lucas

78. “ For the ‘valorisation’ of the child’s personality there must be a very definite basis in social experiences. ”

79. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” —Lance Armstrong

80. “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney

81. “When the child is attentive to his great work, he must respect the fact and not disturb him with either praise or correction. ”

82. Don’t worry about failure ... you only have to be right once.

83. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~ Sydney J. Harris

84. “Resting is not laziness, it’s medicine!”– Glenn Schweitzer

85. Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.

86. “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”

87. “When we make Play the foundation of learning, we teach the Whole child.” - Vince Gowmon, Author

88. “The strength of even the smallest children is more than we imagine, but it must have a free play in order to reveal itself. ”

89. Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way ~ George Evans

90. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”– Dr. Seuss

91. Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning ~ Mr. Rogers

92. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

93. Homeschooled children benefit the community because they are not shaped by peers but by parents. ~ Mary Kay Clark

94. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

95. Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives. ~ Thomas Berry

96. The highest result of education is tolerance. ~ Helen Keller

97. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” ― Natalie Portman

98. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ~ Dale Carnegie

99. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney

100. “ Each plane must be lived through fully in order to pass with mastery to the next. ”

101. “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked ‘why’” – Bernard Baruch, Philanthropist & Statesman

102. The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life. ~ Maria Montessori

103. “Just keep swimming.” – Dory, Finding Nemo

104. Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

105. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

106. Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. ~ George Washington Carver

107. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” —Thomas Aquinas.

108. “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

109. “... the child always chooses something hard to do. This is something we would never have thought of. ”

110. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”– Elbert Hubbard

111. “It is imperative that a school allow a child's activities to freely develop. ”

112. “Their minds were not built to sit and be taught. They were built to explore, play, and learn.” -Layla Gordon Lu

113. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”– Malcolm X

114. “Only the educated are free.”

115. “Do what is right, not what is easy.” – Roy T. Bennett

116. “Deep meaning lies often in childish play.” ~ Johann Friedrich von Schiller

117. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”– Wayne Gretzky

118. The first real lesson I learned as a homeschool teacher is that … it’s the students that lead the way. ~ Patti Armstrong

119. Being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life ~ Hope Jahren

120. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”

121. “It is a fact that anyone who lives with children, anyone who knows how to approach them with love, will always learn new things. ”

122. Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

123. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”- Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

124. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”– Dr. Seuss

125. “What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology?” -Richard Louv

126. “A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

127. “Kids don’t remember their best day of television.”

128. “During this early period, education must be understood as a help to the unfolding of the child's inborn psychic powers. ”

129. “If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress?”– Boonaa Mohammed

130. “Children see magic because they look for it.” —Chirstopher Moore.

131. “...a teacher should never forget that he is a teacher and that his mission is one of education. ”

132. “When little people are scared of something in nature, it’s our job to hold their hand and show them its beauty and purpose.” ~Penny Whitehouse

133. I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

134. A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature. ~ Maria Montessori

135. I homeschool my children not to prepare them for exams, but to prepare them for life. ~ Tamara L Chilver

136. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”– Zig Ziglar

137. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” - Martin Henry Fischer, Physician & Author

138. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them” - Walt Disney

139. None of us is as smart as all of us.

140. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss

141. When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.

142. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

143. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

144. “Just because my kids are in child care, doesn’t mean anyone else is raising them.”

145. “ birth all children are alike, and need the same treatment or education during the stage of embryonic growth, of mental incarnation. ”

146. Grades don't measure intelligence and age doesn't define maturity. ~ Anon

147. “The first step towards achieving a good education is going to school.” —Anonymous

148. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you

149. “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver

150. “Grown-ups and children must join their forces. In order to become great, the grown-up must become humble and learn from the child. ”

151. Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.

152. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

153. “You will be surprised when I tell you that the greater part of what you call ‘play’ is really work. ”

154. There's nothing that stamps out the true love of learning more quickly than standardised testing and benchmarking. ~ Grace Koelma

155. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

156. “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” – Jennifer Lin

157. “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein (Grab a free printable & more growth quotes HERE)

158. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum

159. “Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”

160. “The adult must find within himself the still unknown error that prevents him from seeing the child as he is. ”

161. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

162. Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? ~ Samuel Johnson

163. “Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.”

164. You're here. You take up space. You matter.

165. “The soul is healed by being with children.” —Fyodor Dostoyevsky

166. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~ Robert Frost

167. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo (author of Hunchback of Notre Dame)

168. A book is a dream that you hold in your hands. ~ Neil Gaiman

169. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

170. “At this age (between one and a half and two and a half years) children have a need to develop independence. ”

171. “Whoever wants to understand much must play much.” -Gottfried Benn

172. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford

173. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”– Jennifer Dukes Lee

174. “Know yourself, love yourself, trust yourself, be yourself.” – Ariel Paz

175. “ In the home, the ideal environment for the child should also contain child-sized furniture, and utensils which he can handle himself. ”

176. “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” - George Washington Carver

177. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin Franklin

178. “At birth he frees himself from a prison, the mother's body, and achieves independence of the functions of the mother. ”

179. “Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” —Wess Stafford

180. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.”– Knute Rockne

181. “ Only those who are adapted to their environment can be said to be really normal. Adaptation is the starting point, the ground we stand on. ”

182. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King

183. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” —Latin Proverb.

184. “ Observe little children, observe them anywhere you can. ”

185. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

186. If the purpose of learning is to score well on a test, we’ve lost sight of the real reason for learning. ~ Jeannie Fulbright

187. “To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom. ”

188. “There is no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.”

189. “Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and math.” - Ainissa Ramirez, Science Evangelist

190. “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

191. You are loved.

192. “Children deserve to grow and learn in a place and alongside a force that is as wild and alive as they are.” -Nicolette Sowder

193. “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Mr. Rogers

194. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”– Ephesians 4:32

195. “When life gives you rain jump in muddy puddles.”~ Unknwown

196. It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was. ~ Maria Montessori

197. Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter

198. “Broken crayons still color.”

199. “I went to the 30th reunion of my preschool. I didn’t want to go, because I’ve put on like a hundred pounds.” ― Wendy Liebman

200. “You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.”– Greg Henry Quinn

201. By letting our children lead us to their own special places we can rediscover the joy and wonder of nature. ~ Richard Louv

202. “Is it through work alone that a child develops. ”

203. “We must help the child to liberate himself from his defects without making him feel his weakness. ”

204. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”– Desmond Tutu

205. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

206. Throw kindness around like confetti.

207. We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way. ~ John Holt

208. “A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.”

209. “The roots of every plant seek out, from among the many substances which the soil contains, only those which they need. ”

210. “Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.” ~ Roger Von Oech

211. When children are surrounded by curious and creative adults, they have their own inner genius sparked into action ~ Thomas Armstrong

212. “Leave the road, take the trails.”

213. “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder

214. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”

215. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

216. “Education demands, then, only this: the utilisation of the inner powers of the child for his own instruction. ”

217. We may all be different fish, but at this school we swim together.

218. “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

219. “Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them. ”

220. “Sign on a high school bulletin board in Dallas: Free every Monday through Friday: knowledge. Bring your own containers.” —E.C. McKenzie

221. You have to be a bit of a rebel with an independent spirit to homeschool. I say 'feel the freedom.' ~ Davis Carman

222. “Together, even the smallest can achieve the greatest goal.” – A Bug’s Life.

223. “If you attach to the negative behavior of others it brings you down to their level.”– Guru Singh

224. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

225. Let’s root for each other and watch each other grow.

226. “Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.”

227. “May your search through nature lead you to yourself.”

228. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” ― John Wooden

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

230. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Prize winner)

231. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” —Tom Hanks

232. Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.

233. If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. ~ Ken Robinson

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

235. Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning ~ William Arthur Ward

236. “The child who concentrates is immensely happy. ”

237. Look with kindness and you will find wonder.

238. “How can parenting be such a paradox? It moves in such a slow-motion and a fast speed both at the same time!”

239. “A child starts is like a blank piece of paper, and everyone that they meet along the way while growing up leaves a mark on them.”

240. “ If education is to be based on what we know of little children, we must first understand their development. ”

241. “School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.” ― Dan Savage

242. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

243. “A friend is like an oreo, it’s not always that great, but it always gets better!” —Erin Westbrook.

244. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.”– Albert Einstein

245. “Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.”– Theodore Roosevelt

246. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela

247. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

248. “Keep looking up. That’s the secret of life.” – Charlie Brown

249. “...the child’s nature is to aim directly and energetically at functional independence. ”

250. “…in order to keep up with evolving humanity, Education should continue throughout life. ”

251. Strive for progress, not perfection ~ Unknown

252. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

253. Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go. ~ Mary-Anne Kohl

254. Try not to have a good time ... this is supposed to be educational.

255. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”– Maya Angelou

256. Say what you mean but don’t say it mean.

257. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” —Confucius

258. “I always defined geology as not only understanding earth but understanding our place on earth.” -Lauret Savoy

259. “The word education must not be understood in the sense of teaching but of assisting the psychological development of the child. ”

260. If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

261. Worry is a misuse of imagination.

262. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margarett Fuller

263. “The study of love and its utilisation will lead us to the source from which it springs, The Child. ”

264. “It doesn’t matter what your background is or where you came from. If you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.”– Serena Williams

265. “ We must proceed, not on the basis of our own ideas or on our own prejudices, not on preconceived methods, but by observing the child. ”

266. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt

267. “Play outside instead.”

268. Nothing is so contagious as example. ~ La Rochefoucauld

269. I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while—that’s how they learn to be creative. ~ Kim Raver

270. “Our goal is not so much the imparting of knowledge as the unveiling and developing of spiritual energy. ”

271. The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do. ~ John Holt

272. “You’re off to great places. Today is your day!” – Dr. Seuss

273. “Play is training for the unexpected.” ~ Marc Bekoff

274. “The satisfaction which they find in their work has given them a grace and ease like that which comes from music. ”

275. “Touching the letters as if they were being written initiates the muscular training that prepares for writing. ”

276. Either you run the day or the day runs you.

277. “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”

278. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”– Vince Lombardi

279. They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life. ~ Jane Austen

280. “If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.” – David Sobel

281. “Nothing lights up a child’s brain like play.” ~ Dr Stuart Brown, M.D.

282. Everything you've ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.

283. fantasy can be a bit blurred at the preschool age.” -Eva Amurri

284. “Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy, or sandy feet by the end of each day; that’s the childhood they deserve.” -Penny Whitehouse

285. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~ Maya Angelou

286. Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~ Allan Bloom

287. “Art for toddlers and preschoolers is rarely about beauty. it’s all about exploration and personal expression.”

288. “Play is the highest form of research.”

289. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”– Mother Teresa

290. “Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play.” ~ Magda Gerber

291. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”– Dr. Seuss

292. “The child can only develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experience ‘work’. ”

293. “Time spent playing with children is never wasted.” - Dawn Lantero, Parenting Expert & Author

294. “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”

295. “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” — Fred Rogers

296. Let's root for each other and watch each other grow.

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

298. “I remember it like it was yesterday. Of course, I don’t really remember yesterday all that well.”

299. “It’s always too soon to quit.”– Norman Vincent Peale

300. “Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance.” ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

301. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” —Michelle Obama

302. “To teach is to touch a life forever.”

303. “Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.” — Frederick W. Robertson

304. “Tutoring a four year old to get into an exclusive preschool made as much sense as hiring a swim coach for a guppy.” ― Jodi Picoult

305. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

306. “ Liberty is not to be free to do anything one likes; it is to be able to act without help. ”

307. Live out of your imagination, not your history.

308. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”

309. “Comics are the gateway drug to literacy.” — Art Spiegelman (author of Maus)

310. “If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”– Muhammed Ali

311. Children spell love... T-I-M-E. ~ Dr. A. Witham

312. “ Now we must learn how to care for the newborn child. We must welcome him with love and respect... ”

313. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”

314. “If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns” ~ Rita Dunn

315. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’”– Eleanor Roosevelt

316. “Every child needs a parent, grandparent or friend who will say let’s go it’s time for an adventure.” ~Penny Whitehouse

317. In our class we don’t do easy. We make easy happen through hard work and learning.

318. “Good words are worth much and cost little.” —George Herbert.

319. “You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” – Jim Rohn

320. .“Anything is possible. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

321. “The skill to win is important, but the will to win is vital.”– Joe Paterno

322. “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

323. You’re going to rattle the stars, you are.

324. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world in the eye.

325. Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

326. “Anything you teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children.” ~ Cathy James

327. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” - Nelson Mandela

328. “You are made from the same energy source that has created the oceans, the forests, the mountains, the valleys, and the stars in the sky.”

329. “ We must study the profound and mysterious psychology of the little child, observe its development, and find what we can do to help. ”

330. “... a teacher is “the catalyst” between a child...and the environment prepared for his education. ”

331. “In all diseases, physical as well as mental, the importance of events that have occurred in infancy is now recognised. ”

332. Homeschooling is about helping make it possible for children to reach maturity with healthy, curious, fully conscious minds. ~ Earl Gary Stevens

333. Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

334. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (American first lady)

335. “Be silly, be honest, be kind.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

336. “To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.” – Mickey Mouse.

337. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Denis Waitley

338. It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

339. “It takes a big heart to shape a little mind.”

340. “To serve the children is to feel one is serving the spirit of man, a spirit which has to free itself. ”

341. “Here is the aim of the truly new education; first of all to discover the child and effect his liberation. ”

342. “[P]reparatory actions provide a child with a mechanism that can give an impulse that should lead to an unexpected explosion of writing. ”

343. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you’ll never change the outcome.”– Michael Jordan

344. “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray. Go throw your TV set away! And in its place, you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” —Roald Dahl

345. “Work hard, nap hard.” —Demi Lovato

346. “A refined and perfect child is capable of entering upon any path that helps him to advance. ”

347. Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind. ~ Charlotte Mason

348. Everything you don't know is something you can learn.

349. It is far more valuable to nurture a love of learning than a love of getting the correct answer ~ Grace Koelma

350. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman

351. “Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

352. “Your attitude determines your direction.” – Edwin Louis Cole

353. “Let’s raise children who can name more stars in the sky than stars on the screen.” -Nicolette Sowder

354. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”– Henry David Thoreau

355. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

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

357. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France

358. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.” - David Bailey

359. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. ~ Plutarch

360. “There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” – The Wizard of Oz

361. In our class we don't do easy. We make easy happen through hard work and learning.

362. “All good things are wild and free.” -Henry David Thoreau

363. “You don’t need a cape to be a hero. You just need to care.” – Kid President

364. In reading the lives of the saints, I cannot recall a single saint who benefited by going along with the crowd. ~ Mary Kay Clark

365. “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”

366. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

367. “Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow

368. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

369. “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.

370. “The essential thing is for the task to arouse such an interest that it engages the child's whole personality. ”

371. “To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.”

372. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain

373. “Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”—Robert Fulghum

374. “If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.” ~ Nicolette Sowder

375. Be awesome, be amazing, be you.

376. “Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve.”

377. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”– Brian Herbert

378. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss

379. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstein

380. “The word ecology is derived from the Greek oikos, the word for home.”

381. “ In order to educate the child from birth, we must have understanding based on psychological observation. ”

382. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

383. “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” —Snow White

384. “If you’re going to equalize the academic playing field, you’ve got to get the kids in early childhood programs.”

385. “Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.” —Ray Merritt

386. “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” —Thumper, ‘Bambi.’

387. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” —Mae Jemison

388. “In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways and they’re still beautiful.” -Alice Walker

389. The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. ~ William S. Burroughs

390. Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.

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

392. “All that we ourselves are has been made by the child, by the child we were in the first two years of our lives. ”

393. A.A. Milne / Christopher Robin Knows You Better Than You Do

394. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

395. “Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” —Eustache Deschamps.

396. “Encourage your kids to look for

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

398. “ The child is like a genius who is compelled to do a great work; he has to form a language. This is a great thing which he has to construct. ”

399. “ We must see this vision of man in correlation with the environment and his adaptation to it. ”

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

401. “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”—Bill Ayers

402. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

403. “The human spirit needs a place where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.”

404. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”

405. “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.”– Dr. Seuss

406. “It’s okay not to know. It’s not okay to not try.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

407. “Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.”

408. “You can drag my body to school but my spirit refuses to go.” —Bill Watterson

409. “Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

410. “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” ― George Herbert

411. “The first essential for the child's development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behaviour. ”

412. “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” —Dr. Seuss

413. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” -Dr. Seuss

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

415. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”– Abraham Lincoln

416. “But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”– Luke 18:16

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

418. “I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”– Mia Hamm

419. “Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible.”

420. “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

421. “Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.”

422. I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and only reading it once. ~ C.S Lewis

423. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”– Stephen King

424. “The true object of all human life is play.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

425. Don’t worry about failure … you only have to be right once.

426. “… the individual thinks more about the success of his group than of his own personal success. ”

427. You belong here.

428. “Make each day your masterpiece.” - John Wooden

429. It doesn't matter what others are doing, it matters what you are doing.

430. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

431. What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child that must the community want for all its children.

432. “ It is on this principle of the development of the child through handling interesting objects that I have built up my method of education. ”

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

434. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.”– Helen Keller

435. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”– William Glasser

436. “The work of education is divided between the teacher and the environment. ”

437. “Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.” – Natsu Dragneel

438. “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” – George Herbert

439. “Every human being has developed from a child: the energies that move humanity come from the expansion of the energies latent in children. ”

440. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education ~ Albert Einstein

441. “Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.” -Stuart Brown, MD

442. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky

443. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything.” -Albert Einstein

444. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!”

445. “Development is a series of rebirths. ”

446. “ To understand the needs of the child and to supply these so that his life develops fully, that is the aim underlying my method. ”

447. “The attitude of humility is an element of patience. ”

448. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~ William Butler Yeats

449. ‘We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

450. Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.

451. “Play is the work of the child.” ~ Maria Montessori

452. One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. ~ Agatha Christie

453. I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in awhile, that's how they learn to be creative. ~ Kim Raver

454. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”– Nelson Mandela

455. H.O.M.E.W.O.R.K = Half of My Education Wasted on Random Knowledge ~ Anon

456. “Because the teacher respects each child and refrains from interference, the children treat one another with the same respect and kindness. ”

457. “A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.” -Anonymous

458. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

459. “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”– 2 Timothy 2:1

460. “Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.”—Peter Krause

461. .“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

462. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

463. “Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

464. “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” — John Steinbeck

465. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

466. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson.

467. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” ― Bonnie Blair

468. “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” - Henry Ford

469. Children may be more capable of competent self-directed learning than we give them credit for… ~ John Holt

470. “The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right doing.”

471. A classroom doesn't need to have four walls. ~ Anon

472. “The child has his own laws of growth, and if we want to help him grow, we must follow him instead of imposing ourselves on him. ”

473. “With great power, comes great responsibility.” – Spiderman

474. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - W.B. Yeats, Poet

475. “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their true image.”– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

476. “Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” ~ Plato

477. “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” - O. Fred Donaldson

478. “Then when she begins to see that it is her duty to distinguish between acts which should be prevented and those which should be observed.... ”

479. “Choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.” - Thomas S. Monson

480. “Growing up happens so quickly. Childhood memories, however, are there to stay.”

481. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

482. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

483. “I praise you God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”– Psalm 139:14

484. “ Is it through work alone that a child develops. ”

485. A child only educated at school is an uneducated child ~ George Santayana

486. “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” –Chinese Proverb

487. It is the duty of a citizen in a free country not to fit into society, but to make society. ~ John Holt

488. If You’ve Told a Child a Thousand Times, and the Child Still Has Not Learned, Then It Is Not the Child Who Is the Slow Learner. ~ Walter Barbie

489. “Open your mind before your mouth.” – Aristophanes

490. “Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities. ”

491. “Let your children live as children. They’re only that little for a short while!”

492. From small beginnings come great things.

493. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”– Dr. Seuss

494. “What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth…?” ~ Theodore Roszak

495. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.”

496. “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”

497. Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

498. “Together we can do great things.”

499. Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world. ~ Brene Brown

500. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

501. It shouldn't matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop. ~ Robert John Meehan

502. “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

503. “A necessary condition for writing is to have what is called a "firm hand," that is, a hand under the control of the will. ”

504. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss

505. “Culture arises and unfolds in and as play.” ~ Johan Huizinga

506. The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

507. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” -Alfred Wainwright

508. “Children are great imitators. So, give them something great to imitate.” —Anonymous

509. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford, American Industrialist

510. “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” - Plato, Philosopher

511. “The child's instinct confirms the fact that work is an inherent tendency in human nature; it is the characteristic instinct of the human race. ”

512. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there!” - Will Rogers

513. Any book which inspires us to lead a better life is a good book. ~ Archbishop Fulton Sheen

514. “It seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela

515. “Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behavior often reflects our response.”

516. “We will conserve only what we love. We love only what we know. We know only what we are taught.” -Baba Dioum

517. “Always know the world is a better place with you in it.” – Unknown

518. “The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” ~ Erik H. Erikson

519. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

520. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

521. When high schoolers start looking like preschoolers to you… you might be a 30-year-old. Happy Birthday!

522. “Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”

523. “It follows that the child can only develop fully by means of experience on his environment. We call such experience "work". ”

524. Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

525. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

526. “It follows that at the beginning of his life the individual can accomplish wonders - without effort and quite unconsciously. ”

527. Wisdom begins with wonder.

528. “If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.

529. “Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.”

530. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran

531. Say what you mean but don't say it mean.

532. “Today is a good day to try.” —Quasimodo

533. “Your kids will remember the adventures you went on, not the stuff you bought them. Kids outgrow stuff; they never outgrow adventures.”

534. “...all the changes in man’s environment are brought about by his hands. ”

535. “The child gives us a beautiful lesson – that in order to form and maintain our intelligence, we must use our hands. ”

536. “Our fate lies within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.” – Merida, ‘Brave.

537. For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail - it’s just the opposite - we aim too low and succeed. ~ Ken Robinson

538. “ Gradually, we came to recognise the child’s love for order and witnessed its surprising memory of the exact position of each object. ”

539. “The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.” — Neil Gaiman

540. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison

541. If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough.

542. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahli Gran

543. “The child strives to assimilate his environment and from such efforts springs the deep-seated unity of his personality. ”

544. Broken crayons still color.

545. “To develop a language from nothing needs a different type of mentality. This the child has. His intelligence is not of the same kind as ours. ”

546. “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” - Rosalind Franklin, Chemist and X-ray Crystallographer

547. “The things he sees are not just remembered; the form a part of his soul.” -Maria Montessori

548. “You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” – Merida, ‘Brave.’

549. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”– Richard Branson

550. “The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.”– Steve Jobs

551. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

552. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” —Charles R. Swindoll

553. “If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.”

554. “ How can you be prepared for social life if you have no knowledge of social life or the beginning of society? ”

555. Children's play is not silly and it's not trivial. It's a beautiful, serious and important thing. ~ Grace Koelma

556. “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything.” - Reshma Saujani, Lawyer, Politician, Founder of Girls Who Code

557. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.”

558. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” — Margaret Mead

559. “People tend to forget that play is serious.” ~ David Hockney

560. A year from now, you will wish you had started today.

561. “The liberty of the child should have as its limit the collective interest. ”

562. “The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.” – Jackie

563. “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison

564. “Adults move because their will directs them, but not so with the small child. The small child is urged by nature. ”

565. “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”– 1 Corinthians 10:31

566. “Dream big and dare to fail.” — Norman Vaughan

567. “By a habit of work a child learns how to move his muscles more than he does through ordinary gymnastic exercises. ”

568. “ adult should show himself to a child as a loving and enlightened guide assisting him. ”

569. You carry the passport to your own happiness.

570. “The first thing required of a teacher is that he be rightly disposed for his task. ”

571. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” —Tom Wilson

572. “All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way.” ― William Spady

573. “Laurence Houseman once said, ‘A saint is one who makes goodness attractive.’ Surely, a great teacher does the same thing for education.”

574. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

575. “Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.”

576. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”– Laird Hamilton

577. Misfits we may be, but we will rewrite history.

578. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. ~ BB King

579. “If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. ”

580. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett

581. When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable. ~ Elizabeth Foss

582. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”– Kenji Miyazawa

583. “The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work. ”

584. “Play is the beginning of knowledge.” ~ George Dorsey