20 Quotes From Children’s Books That Can Teach Us All Valuable Lessons, Regardless Of Our Age

1. “Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

(Dr. Seuss, Cat in the Hat)

2. “Promise me you’ll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.”

(A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh)

3. “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”

( Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

4. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

( J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone)

5. “For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.”

(C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew)

6. “Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them–that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”

(L.M. Montgomery, Anne Of Green Gables)

7. “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than YOU.”

(Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday To You)

8. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

(Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince)

9. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

( Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!)

10. “I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”

(Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time)

11. “You must never feel badly about making mistakes… as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”

(Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth)

12. “So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”

(J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

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

(Roald Dahl, Matilda)

14. “What day is it?”, asked Winnie the Pooh.

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

(A. A. Milne, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

15. “There’s no place like home.”

( L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)

16. “The moment where you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it.”

( J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

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

(Dr. Seuss, The Lorax)

18. “In every Job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and the job’s a game.”

(P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins)

19. “It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was different person then.”

(Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

20. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

(E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web)


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