10 Life-Changing Quotes (Perfect for Kids in Foster Care!)

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”

Jamie Schwandt February 24, 2018

It is amazing how one powerful quote can change our entire perspective about life. Peggy O’Mara once said, “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” Share these quotes with those in foster care and seeking adoption.

Read part 2 and part 3 of the “10 Life-Changing Quotes Series.”

Time to reflect
1. Time to reflect

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

Never lonely
2. Never lonely

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

Powerful ideas
3. Powerful ideas

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

Rule your mind
4. Rule your mind

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace

The shoulders of giants
5. The shoulders of giants

“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

The unlived life
6. The unlived life

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.” – Kimo Williams

Life lessons
7. Life lessons

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James Barrie

He will win
9. He will win

“When you are not practicing, someone else is. When you meet him, he will win.” – Martial Arts Proverb

He believed in me
10. He believed in me

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

What would you change?
11. What would you change?

“If this was the last week of your life, would you do what you are about to do? What would you change?”

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Jamie Schwandt

Dr. Jamie Schwandt (Ed.D.) is an author and former foster child. He is a TV show host, motivational speaker, lean six sigma master black belt, statistics professor, and a major in the U.S. Army. Dr. Schwandt is the author of the books Finding Your Hero (2015) and Succeeding as a Foster Child (2014). He is the host of the inspiring TV show Dreaming Big and is a fitness expert with a unique mindset for positive growth. You can find his published work here, his website, Facebook, and Twitter.


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