Educators are teaching growth mindset in the classroom because it works. These 40 growth mindset quotes for kids will have a positive impact on your students. When students change their attitudes, change the words that they say to themselves, and change the way they look at life, they begin to change their outcome. One of the easiest ways to teach growth mindset is to discuss famous quotes about it. These are my favorites.
40 Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids
Every problem is a gift. Without them we wouldn’t grow. ~Tony Robbins
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.~Confucius
We will either find a way, or make one! ~Hannibal
Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.~Arthur Rubenstein
Inside of every problem lies an opportunity. ~Robert Kiposaki
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.~Howard Thurman
There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. ~Usain Bolt
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. ~Thomas Edison
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~Harry Golden
A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. ~Ray Davis
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill
If you don’t give anything, don’t expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m Possible!” ~Audrey Hepburn
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. ~Teddy Roosevelt
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~Martin Luther King
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ~William Shakespeare
If not now, when? If not here, where? If not me, who? ~Steve Geiger
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. ~Helen Keller
It is not length of life, but depth of life that matters. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our greatest glory comes not from never failing, but rising every time we fall. ~Confucius
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~Napoleon Hill
You must be the change you want to see in the world. ~Mahatma Ghandi
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
~William Ernest Henley
Life is about being and becoming, not having and getting. ~Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.~Samuel Johnson
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. ~Claude T. Bissell
The two most important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you discover why. ~Mark Twain
The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed. ~Michelangelo
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.~Earl Nightingale
Most people never run far enough on the first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got, and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. ~William James
I hope you enjoyed these 40 growth mindset quotes for kids and use them in your classroom or counseling office. Let me know how you use them! If you love using quotes to teach lessons to your students, you might like this post with 50 Mindfulness quotes for kids.