Words of Wisdom – Gift them the Knowledge

Words of Wisdom – Positive and inspiring quotes every parent must share with children.

Have you ever wondered how few positive quotes and words fill us with energy and good vibes? I always had a thing for good quotes and like using them in my writing and conversation. Quotes which touch our right chord and teach us a lesson or two. Or spark a thought process, to introspect.

If you are following me on social media channels, you might have seen few good positive quotes in the feed. I love sharing the ones I truly abide by or believe in. Positivity is a state of mind and if few lines can bring new hope and aspiration in life; why not refer to it?

During conversations when Dad-in-law gets candid he often shares situation based idioms/ quotes with the meaning intact. His favorites are from ‘Bhagavad Gita‘ and ‘Kabir Das Dohe‘. Some of these words are very inspiring and full of motivation. I use and explain few easier ones with daughter, to explain the lifecycle of learning.

Words of Wisdom – for Children

Sharing here few words of wisdom, every parent should share with the children.

1. Sant Kabir Das Dohe (couplets) –

बडा हुआ तो क्या हुआ जैसे पेड़ खजूर।
पंथी को छाया नही फल लागे अति दूर ॥

Bada Hua Toh Kya Hua, Jaise Ped Khajoor I Panthi Ko Chaya Nahi Fal Lage Aati Door II

Translation – ‘Being rich or famous is of no use if you cannot help others‘. He quotes an example of the tall Palm tree. Despite being such a tall tree, it’s of no use for travelers, as neither it could provide shelter from the sun, nor the fruit is reachable.

Explaining these words of wisdom, we should also quote real-life examples so that children could relate to it. Compassion and empathy are basic human behavioral traits, emphasis on lessons for life.

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2. Mistakes are proof that you are Trying

Explain to them what really mistakes mean, it means that you are trying. Winning or losing is not important, trying to accomplish a task is crucial. Encourage them if they need your support, and stress on ‘keep trying until you win’. Life brings good news for those who try, even God does not help those who do not try.

I explained daughter that God keeps a close watch on everyone, and help only those who try to complete the work. Aim at the target, and give it a try.

3. Believe you can and you are halfway there

Believe in yourself and your abilities. If we doubt our abilities, nothing can bring us happiness and success. Hurdles and issues are mind games, with the right attitude and right abilities everything is possible.

There is nothing impossible if we truly wish to achieve something. Teach kids to believe in themselves and trust their abilities.

Words of wisdom and inspirational quotes motivate us, provide guidance and a new perspective to look at things. I often take shelter with few good quotes and words when in search of push, do you believe in ‘quotes’? If yes, do share your favorite one with me in the comments below. I am leaving one of my favorite for you –

“Impossible is Not a FACT; it’s just an OPINION” – by Mohammad Ali.


This post is written for #BlogchatterA2Z series by Blogchatter, and my theme for this challenge is Gleeful Parenting.


U for United we stand.

V for Vision.

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  1. i have rfead many of kabir’s works. love everything in that. you have chosen the apt quotes for w.

    1. Thank You Deepa for reading

  2. I agree with every word of yours and most of all I am left feeling extremely nostalgic for the Doha you have mentioned above was often used by my mom and it made me actually hear her voice after so many years. Memories are such they can flood you any time. Thank you so much.

    1. My pleasure, glad you could connect with the thought Roma. Thanks for reading

  3. I agree with you, Dipika. Only bookish knowledge is not enough, teaching them values and parting words of wisdom are equally important for an overall development of a child. I don’t know where I read this story of a single mother working tremendously hard to feed and educate her kids. When they became successful, they left her in an old age home and never came to meet her. A person then told her that while she concentrated on their well being, she never gave them values. This is the reason I make it a point to read her about Shravan, Rama, tell her about the good and the bad, how she is responsible towards us, her family and the world.

    1. Thank you for sharing this story with us, true until we instill some values in children all knowledge is waste. I have seen few well-educated people on high profile jobs, but lack basic human courtesy & feelings.

  4. Such an empowering post Dipika!
    I have been a staunch believer of “believe you can and then you will conquer”. It never lets you down and never lets one quit.
    My favourite post of the day, I must say.

    1. Thank you Anagha, glad you like it. I too believe in this quote.

  5. Those are such powerful quotes. It’s so important to instill good values in kids from an early age. While kids follow what parents do, such words by great saints and writers have a deep impact. I myself remember being influenced by the words of Kabir and Khalil Gibran in my childhood.

    1. Thank you Purva, glad you like it.

  6. I remember reading Kabir Ke Doha’s when I studied Hindi. Concise, precise but so beautifully written and they carry so much meaning.

  7. These Doha of Kabir Das ji has a summary of life. If you just follow them one’s karmas are sorted . It was true nostalgia reading them

  8. This post has such a positive and motivational vibe to it. Loved reading each and every quote. The Sant Kabir Dohas are my favourite 🙂

    1. Thank You Rajshree for stopping by.

  9. That was quite a good read, these words may sound small but if understood correctly they have so much depth in them. And belief makes half work done.

  10. You know my mom always says ….Jo ped jhukta hai wahi khada rehta hai …warna tot jaata hai and even this Doha …loved this

  11. If I have been inspired by anything I read in life, I have tried to follow it. The quote by Mohammad Ali, Impossible is an opinion, just so touched me. I hope the kids who read this get inspired with some :).

  12. Very inspiring! I totally agree. Positive words fill us up with energy and enthusiasm. Positivity increases manifolds by sharing itbto your worlds

  13. This article is not only helpful for kids but even motivating and inspiration to the adults as well. I really loved reading it.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

  14. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and meaningful post, it was so nice reading this.

  15. I love Kabir ji ke dohe! They are always so meaningful and everygreen! What child what adult…. Everyone loves them! These are a great booster for kids!

  16. Lovely words of wisdom in this post! Kabir’s words are so profound even today.

    1. Thank you for reading.

  17. I always know I am going to get a great teaching when I come to your site. Love the depth of knowledge and wisdom with which you write..

    1. That’s so kind of you Priyanka. Thank you for reading.

  18. That’s a great compilation of words. Specially the one that talks about failure and trying. I’m so gonna share this with my girls.

    1. Thank You for stopping by, and glad you like it.

  19. Totally love this post. I am surely going to try all these words of wisdom with him. I feel teaching anything now becomes a part of their actual persona and is helpful for future as well.

  20. This is such an motivational post. Those words are truely inspiring to move ahead in life with a strong head. Loved the post.

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