15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children’s Books

Sometimes the perfect inspiration comes from our childhood.

1. Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince

The most important things in life are not what you can see, but what you feel.

2. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Never doubt yourself, it will only hold you back.

3. Roald Dahl, The Twits

Always keep a positive mindset, it will improve your outlook on the world.

4. Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Only you can determine the path you choose.

5. Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Some days really are just shitty, don’t let them bring you down.

6. Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Sometimes being over analytical is a good thing, most of the time it isn’t.

7. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Materialism does not bring us happiness.

8. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.

9. Kevin Henkes, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse

Always remember there are brighter days ahead.

10. Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

Always be honest with yourself.

11. A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Everyone needs a good affirmation once in awhile.

12. Andrea Beaty, Iggy Peck Architect

Never be afraid to dream.

13. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Truth: We are constantly evolving people. Embrace the fact that your views on things will change.

14. Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons

When an opportunity knocks, don’t be afraid to take it.

15. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse

Kindness goes a long way, you can really change someone’s day by being nice to them.


This quote is actually a misattributed to Winnie the Pooh, but it is a beautiful sentiment none the less.

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