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200 Inspiring Words of Encouragement for Kids [Affirmations & Quotes]

Here are 200 inspirational words of encouragement to give a kid daily to build his or her self-worth and resiliency.

#1 You amaze everyone around you.

#2 You can do absolutely anything.

#3 You are free to be yourself.

#4 You are wrapped up in love and support, always.

#5 You are a hero every day.

#6 It takes true courage to be yourself. You are brave.

#7 Being unique is what makes you who you are.

#8 You are in a safe bubble of love at all times.

#9 There are good days coming that you can’t yet see.

#10 Your kindness creates a happier world.

#11 You heal the pain in others with your smile.

#12 You are so much braver than you think.

#13 You are clever in so many ways. There is no test that can prove it.

#14 You are supported, no matter what.

#15 You feel proud when you do things with love in your heart.

#16 You fill people’s hearts just by being your happy, loving self.

#17 You are perfect and always have been, exactly as you.

#18 If there is happiness in your heart, you have won.

#19 You know that you will always be loved, nothing can change that.

#20 You breathe and relax, knowing you are safe.

#21 You are safe and supported like a baby bird in a warm nest.

#22 You are worth it.

#23 You deserve to always feel good about yourself.

#24 You are like a bright shining star.

#25 Your smile is like sunshine warming up people’s hearts.

#26 You can achieve everything you set your mind to. It is only a matter of time.

#27 You are loved and always will be.

#28 You are able to show kindness, and that is a beautiful gift.

#29 Your big heart is so filled with love.

#30 You are allowed to feel sad sometimes.

#31 Happiness always returns after feeling sad; you know not to worry.

#32 Your smile after tears is like a rainbow after it rains.

#33 Your hopes and dreams are possible, one way or another.

#34 You let your feelings flow out, and you feel lighter and happier.

#35 You can trust that everything will be okay.

#36 You are always yourself, as there is no one else just like you.

#37 Your home is always a safe place after a big day.

#38 You are more valuable than all the gold in the world.

#39 You make true and lasting friends when you stay true to yourself.

#40 Your tears help the sadness wash away. You let them flow.

#41 You are successful every time you try because that takes courage.

#42 You are a big ball of happiness.

#43 You are so loved by friends and family.

#44 Your heavy heart is held on sad days by those who love you.

#45 You spread love wherever you go, and it always returns to you.

#46 You let all your worries melt away.

#47 You are smarter than you know, keep going.

#48 You are perfectly, uniquely you, and nothing could be better.

#49 There is no comparison, only you can do what you do.

#50 You know no matter what happens, you will be surrounded by love.

#51 Let love take over any fear you hold.

#52 It is okay to not be okay some days.

#53 You know there are better days ahead.

#54 You try, therefore, you are already a champion.

#55 Your kind heart is greeted by others.

#56 The world is better because you are here.

#57 You are full of great ideas and creative solutions.

#58 You are uniquely talented.

#59 Your special skills and talents are still being uncovered.

#60 You learn as you grow.

#61 You are precious and important.

#62 You sprinkle joy as you go.

#63 You are true to yourself.

#64 You are your own person, unlike anyone else.

#65 You have undiscovered wisdom within you.

#66 You know a lot more than you realize.

#67 Bad days don’t last. You are surrounded by love.

#68 You courageously try new things, even when it feels hard or scary.

#69 You bravely are yourself, all of the time.

#70 You are able to express your emotions.

#71 You feel light and filled with love.

#72 You amaze yourself with how much you can do.

#73 You make others feel special by sharing your kindness.

#74 You are fair and compassionate.

#75 Your happy days are more often than sad days.

#76 You are supported by many, and you support them back in your own way.

#77 Nothing could ever change how loved you are.

#78 You are loved today, tomorrow, and forever.

#79 You are valuable in ways that no test could ever measure.

#80 You are safe right now. Everything is okay.

#81 You let love in.

#82 You find creative ways to express yourself.

#83 You are creative in your own way.

#84 You achieve great things, in your way, and your time.

#85 There is nothing required of you. Just be.

#86 You are safe, supported, and free to be yourself.

#87 You breathe the worries out. All is well right now.

#88 Love makes the worries grow smaller.

#89 Your friendships make your heart feel full.

#90 True beauty comes from the love you give and receive.

#91 You are determined and inspirational.

#92 You never fail because you always try, win, or lose.

#93 You are hopeful and courageous.

#94 Your future is bright and bursting with opportunities.

#95 You are held by love and kept safe.

#96 You are blossoming like a beautiful flower.

#97 You are fun and create happiness.

#98 You are never alone. You are so loved.

#99 Your kind words help others.

#100 You are proud of who you are. Nothing can change that.

The Most Famous Encouraging Quotes for Kids

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
Robert Kennedy

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Milton Berle

“You may not know it now, but you are stronger. You are going to weather storms that come your way.”
Robin Roberts

“Faith and perseverance is the key to overcoming obstacles.”
Lorna Jackie Wilson

“Whatever the problem we have in our life, someone has faced it and overcome it.”
David DeNotaris

“Be a fighter – believe in yourself and fight through the adversity.”
Andrew Wright

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis

“There is no education like adversity.”

“You become limitless when you overcome what holds you back.”
Lorii Myers

“Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit.”
Diane Westlake

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“In the heart of every struggle lies an opportunity to grow.”
Melanie M. Koulouris

“You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache.”
Bernard M. Baruch

“Stand in your Light and Shine brightly because that is how you defeat darkness.”
Leslie Esperanza Espaillat

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius

“As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.”
Joseph B. Wirthlin

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
Rabindranath Tagore

“One who conquers the sea today is ready to conquer the ocean tomorrow.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.”
Washington Irving

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.”
Henry Ford

“Courage is one step ahead of fear.”
Coleman Young

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”
Jack Penn

“Success is a choice, a promise that you make to yourself to keep moving forward.”
Elizabeth Bourgeret

“We were born to continuously strive and thrive.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.”
R.C. Allen

“I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear.”
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“And even though things won’t always go your way, I have no doubt that you can overcome.”
Julie Hebert

“Success is 99 percent failure.”
Soichiro Honda

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”
W. Clement Stone

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”
Jeoffrey Gitomer

“Find ways around the obstacles in your life.”
Mike Finley

“It is better to have struggled and lost than never to have struggled at all.”
Pete Seeger

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
African Proverb

“Don’t run from your weakness, you will only give it strength.”
Stephen Richards

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
George Edward Woodberry

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
William Feather

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
John Wooden

“When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again.”
Sheryl Sandberg

“The annoyance you ignore today only gets worse tomorrow. Solve it now.”
Auliq Ice

“When you see an obstacle approaching, grab your courage and speed up.”
Angela Lynne Craig

“Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going.”
Eric Thomas

“Every flower must grow through dirt.”
Laurie Jean Sennott

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
Frederick Douglass

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”
Theodore Newton Vail

“You are so much more than what you are going through.”
John Tew

“Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.”
Ana Claudia Antunes

“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”
Martha Graham

“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”
Thomas Carlyle

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
Tommy Lasorda

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”
Les Brown

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Frank A. Clark

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
Harry Golden

“Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.”
Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.”
James Frey

“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.”
Cassandra Clare

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
Roger Crawford

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.”
Danish Proverb

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.”
Vince Lombardi

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.”

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

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
Dolly Parton

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

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
Bernice Johnson Reagon

“When the goal seems difficult to reach, take a break but never give up.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
Chinese Proverb

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”
William Penn

“Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.”
Zig Ziglar

Encouraging Bible Verses for Kids

Deuteronomy 20:4
For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Ephesians 5:1
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

Deuteronomy 6:5
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Isaiah 43:5
Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.

James 1:22
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Luke 1:37
For nothing will be impossible with God.

Galatians 3:26
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Mark 10:14
But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Matthew 18:10
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 John 3:1
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

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