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16 Inspirational Quotes From Children's Literature

16 Inspirational Quotes From Children's Literature

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This vibrant, heart-warming infographic would make an excellent addition to the walls of elementary classrooms. It is a collection of illustrated quotes from children's literature - each quite is brimming with simple wisdom that can help kids.

These quotes provide both an educational experience as well as an inspirational one! From Dr. Seuss' eccentric rhymes on embracing your individuality to Shel Silverstein's belief that magic comes from within, there is plenty to learn from this colorful poster.

What is your favorite quote from children's literature? I'd love to start a discussion on what we have learned from youth reading!

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Katie Schellenberg, JD, MA's picture
Katie Schellenberg, JD, MA
Advocate, Lawyer, Teacher and Founder of Beyond Tutoring

So true, Kimberly. I was just thinking that as I hit send!

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." is what I was thinking.

Hayley Verdi's picture
Hayley Verdi
Alumni Services Coordinator - United Schools Network

Great post! I used quotes frequently as journal prompts for students to respond to as they entered class in the morning. I always asked them to write down the quote as well as their response so at the end of the year they'd have a collection of great quotes as well as their thoughts on them.

I read R.J. Palacio's Wonder aloud to one of the classes that had the most success with the quote journals over the course of a quarter. One of the class's favorite quotes from the book was "It's not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend."

mrsbeers's picture
6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Great collection Kimberly. Thanks for sharing!

Here is one the stands out in my mind from The Lorax:

"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It's not."

CSKyle's picture

I love the quote poster, but the line attributed to Where the Wild Things Are is not actually in that book. Perhaps it was something Sendak said about the book, but it is not in the book. I am not sure about the Cat in the Hat attribution, either.

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

CSKyle, we didn't create this resource, but hopefully KimberlyEHart is still following the comments here and can investigate.

Shona Trimboli's picture

I really enjoy your site but I have to say that I'm more than a little disappointed to see Dr. Seuss's name misspelled Dr. Suess on an educational site.

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

Thanks for the catch, Shona. On the author's behalf, we took the liberty of correcting the spelling.

Taylor Tamacori's picture

I always love inspirational quotes! And to see them from children's stories/movies is even better! Then again, in this day and age, how many kids will actually know what Mary Poppins is?

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