15 Life Quotes from Children’s Books.

You’re braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
Smarter than you think.

-Winnie the pooh

Thats right- all those kids books were trying to teach us how to be good humans. All those moral lessons were from adults who had been through all the harsh realities of growing up, and they just wanted to steer us in the right direction.

Desperately anticipating the same obstacles, they were (and still are) trying to convey a simple message in a format that children can understand. It’s about being a good person, not letting life get you down, and creating a heart of stone within you. So many books I have read and movies I have watched have contained this same simple message! Retain your innocence, do not stray from what makes you fundamentally pure and good. Looking back I am now able to appreciate what these writers were trying to teach, and I am glad for it.

Perhaps one day I will even write a children’s book myself.

[Taken from http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo]

1. Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince

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

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Never doubt yourself, it will only hold you back.

3. Roald Dahl, The Twits

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!

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

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

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

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Materialism does not bring us happiness.

8. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.

9. Kevin Henkes, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes, Lily's Purple Plastic Purse

Always remember there are brighter days ahead.

10. Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

Always be honest with yourself.

11. A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Everyone needs a good affirmation once in awhile.

12. Andrea Beaty, Iggy Peck Architect

Andrea Beaty, Iggy Peck Architect

Never be afraid to dream.

13. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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

Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons

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

15. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse

Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse

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

Bonus:

Bonus:

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

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