I am excited to share these mindfulness quotes for kids with you all! I am an inspirational quotes nerd, so to speak. So much so, that when I first met my husband and we discovered that we both love quotes, he actually made me a Powerpoint presentation full of pretty pictures and quotes. And it got me. I mean, we’re still together 14 years later so… Yup, quotes nerd I tell ya. Using quotes to keep you in the right mindset during everyday life is a great way to stay focused on a mindset, thought or goal you want to focus on. Let’s dive into the list of quotes, since that’s why you’re here!

128 Mindfulness Quotes for Kids

  1. A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. –Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh
  2.  A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master–gardener of his soul, the director of his life. – James Allen
  3.  A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. –Frank Zappa
  4.  A mind set in its ways is wasted. –Eric Schmidt
  5.  Always let your conscience be your guide. –Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio
  6.  Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.  –Pooh from Winnie the Pooh
  7.  As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life. –Buddha
  8.  Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.  –Thích Nhất Hạnh
  9.  Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. –Mother Teresa
  10.  Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.  –Dalai Lama
  11.  Be where you are; otherwise, you will miss your life. –Buddha
  12.  Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. –Oscar Wilde
  13.  Becoming awake involves seeing our confusion more clearly. – Rumi
  14.  Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  15.  Brilliant things happen in calm minds. Be calm. You’re brilliant. – Headspace
  16.  Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. –Bethany Hamilton
  17.  Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.  –Buddha
  18.  Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.  –Allan Lokos
  19.  Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work.  –Thich Nhat Hanh
  20.  Don’t let life harden your heart.  –Pema Chödrön
  21.  Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. –Steve Jobs
  22.  Every emotion is connected with the breathIf you change the breath, change the rhythm, you can change the emotion. –Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  23.  Every one of us already has the seed of mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it.  –Thich Nhat Hanh
  24.  Every time we become aware of a thought, as opposed to being lost in a thought, we experience that opening of the mind. –Joseph Goldstein
  25.  Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.  –Robin Sharma
  26.  Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy skyConscious breathing is my anchor. –Thich Nhat Hanh
  27.  Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. –Louis L’Amour
  28.  First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare. –Walt Disney
  29.  Gratitude and attitude are not challenges, they are choices. –Robert Braathe 
  30.  Hakuna Matata….It means no worries, for the rest of your days. –The Lion King
  31.  Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things.  –Matthieu Ricard
  32.  Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things. –Walt Disney
  33.  How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra special meaning? –Fred Rogers
  34.  How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience, and therefore, the quality of our lives. –Sam Harris
  35.  I don’t want to survive. I want to live. –The Captain from Wall–E
  36.  I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now. –Edna Mode from The Incredibles 
  37. I once read that people who study others are wise but those who study themselves are enlightened.  –Robin SSharma
  38. I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. –Shayne McClendon
  39. If I Could Shake The Crushing Weight Of Expectations. Would That Free Some Room Up For Joy Or Relaxation, Or Simple Pleasure?  –Luisa from Encanto
  40. If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too. –Ivan Nuru
  41. If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya. –Laverne from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  42. If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.  –Pema Chodron
  43. If you get tired, learn to rest not to quit. –Banksy
  44. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. –Dalai Lama
  45. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.  –Amit Ray
  46. In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. –Yuval Noah Harari
  47. In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—snap!—the job’s a game! –Mary Poppins
  48. In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being. –Eckhart Tolle
  49. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter.  –Amit Ra
  50. Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax. –Matt Haig
  51. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle
  52. Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment. –Deepak Chopra
  53. Life is a danceMindfulness is witnessing that dance. –Amit Ray
  54. Listen to silence. It has so much to say.  –Rumi
  55. Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality. –Anthony de Mello
  56. Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.  –Jon Kabat –Zinn
  57. Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become –Mufasa from The Lion King
  58. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. –Amit Ray
  59. Mindfulness can help people of any age that’s because we become what we think. –Goldie Hawn
  60. Mindfulness creates centered awarenessWhen you do one thing at a time, you’re guaranteed excellent resultsIf you do too many things simultaneously, it messes up your neural circuits. Focus on one thing at a time.  –Deepak Chopra
  61. Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.  –Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  62. Mindfulness helps us to live in harmony with our thoughts, words, and actions. –Amit Ray
  63. Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. –Jon Kabat – Zinn
  64. Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.  –Sharon Salzberg
  65. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.  –Jon Kabat-Zinn
  66. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. –Lao Tzu
  67. Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. –St. Francis
  68. Never hurry and never worry! –E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
  69. One who is patient glows with an inner radiance. – Allan Lokos
  70. Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter. –Amit Ra
  71. Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.  –Buddha
  72. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. –Buddha
  73. Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. –Buddha
  74. Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is. – Tara Brach
  75. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. –Eckhart Tolle 
  76. Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine. –Snow White 
  77. Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talkThink; don’t assume.  –Raji Lukkoor
  78. Rule your mind or it will rule you. –Buddha
  79. Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. –Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas
  80. Strong minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Weak minds discuss people. –Socrates
  81. The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing. –Jon Kabat-Zinn
  82. The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. –Nhat Hanh
  83. The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. –Sakyong Mipham
  84. The destination isn’t in finding yourself. The destination is in the search. –Thomas Warfield
  85. The first and best victory is to conquer self. –Plato
  86. The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. –The Emperor from Mulan
  87. The habit of spending nearly every waking moment lost in thought leaves us at the mercy of whatever our thoughts happen to be. Meditation is a way of breaking this spell.  –Sam Harris
  88. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius
  89. The kind of happiness that I’m talking about is the ability to feel comfortable no matter what emotion arises. – Andy Puddicombe
  90. The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. –Prasad Mahes
  91. The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. – Albert Einstein
  92. The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.  –Thích Nhất Hạnh
  93. The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is reflected. –Vanda Scaravelli
  94. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
  95. The ultimate source of my mental happiness is my peace of mind. Nothing can destroy this except my own anger. –Dalai Lama
  96. The way to live in the present is to remember that ‘This too shall pass.’ When you experience joy, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ helps you savor the here and now. When you experience pain and sorrow, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary. – Joey Green
  97. The way you speak to yourself matters. –Unknown
  98. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. –Henri Matisse
  99. There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind–Fred Rogers
  100. There’s only one reason why you’re not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it’s because you’re thinking or focusing on what you don’t have…But, right now you have everything you need to be in bliss. –Anthony de Mello
  101. These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. – Najwa Zebian
  102. Think happy thoughts. –Peter Pan
  103. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. –Henry Ford
  104. This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. –Alan Watts
  105. Thoughts will lead you in circles. Silence will bring you back to your centre.  –Rasheed Ogunlaru
  106. To meditate is to discover new possibilities, to awaken the capacities of us has to live more wisely, more lovingly, more compassionately, and more fully.  –Jack Kornfield
  107. Today is a good day to try. – Quasimodo
  108. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. –Dr. Seuss
  109. Visualize your highest self and start showing up as him/her. – Ali Owens
  110. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. –Thich Nhat Hanh
  111. We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night. –Jack Kornfield
  112. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  113. When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved. –Michelle May
  114. When you bow, you should just bow; when you sit, you should just sit; when you eat, you should just eat. –Shunryu Suzuki
  115. Wherever you are, be there totally. –Eckhart Tolle
  116. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.  –Henry Ford
  117. While you are walking, smile and be in the here and now, and you will transform that place into paradise. – Thích Nhất Hạnh
  118. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? –Dr. Seuss
  119. Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise. – Frank Ocean
  120. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. –Alice Morse Earle
  121. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. –Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
  122. You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron
  123. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
  124. You can’t hurry the future. –Bruno from Encanto
  125. You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. –Jon Kabat-Zinn
  126. You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. –Eckhart Tolle
  127. Your actions are your only true belongings.  –Allan Lokos
  128. Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. –Bryant McGill

Why Mindfulness Quotes for Kids are Important

Mindfulness quotes for kids are important because they help children develop a positive mindset and encourage them to be more present in the moment. By teaching children to be mindful, they learn to focus on the here and now, which can help reduce stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts.

Here are some of the reasons why mindfulness quotes for kids are important:

  1. Encourages Positive Thinking: Mindfulness quotes encourage children to think positively about themselves and the world around them. This can help them develop a more optimistic and resilient attitude towards life.
  2. Promotes Emotional Intelligence: Mindfulness quotes teach children to be aware of their emotions and how they impact their behavior. This can help them develop emotional intelligence, which is essential for healthy social and emotional development.
  3. Reduces Stress and Anxiety: Mindfulness quotes can help children cope with stress and anxiety by encouraging them to focus on the present moment and let go of worries about the past or future.
  4. Enhances Creativity: Mindfulness quotes can also help children tap into their creativity and imagination by encouraging them to be more present and aware of their surroundings.
  5. Builds Resilience: Mindfulness quotes can help children build resilience by teaching them to stay present and focused during challenging situations. This can help them develop the mental and emotional strength to overcome obstacles and bounce back from adversity.

In summary, mindfulness quotes for kids are important because they promote positive thinking, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, creativity, and resilience. By teaching children to be mindful, we can help them develop the skills and mindset they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

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