12 inspiring quotes from children's books all students should remember
A young protagonist embarks on an adventure, visits unfamiliar places, meets new people, and unearths truths about the world and themselves.
It’s the plot of thousands of children’s books - and - not unlike the experience of going to university.
So. We’ve rounded up the wisest, most inspiring quotes from your favourite children’s books to keep in mind during this exciting chapter of your life.
Bring on the nostalgia!
1) Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."
2) The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
3) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
4) Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl
"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
5) Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss
"Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind."
6) The Lion and the Mouse from Aesop's Fables
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
7) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
"Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny."
8) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light."
9) The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
“You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”
10) Matilda by Roald Dahl
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable."
11) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
“Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.”
12) The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkein
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
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