The best children’s books are full of wisdom (even if you didn’t realise that when you were little). To celebrate World Book Day, here are some of the greatest lines from the most loved children’s books that every adult should commit to memory.
'A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.' - Roald Dahl, The Twits
'The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.' - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
'Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?' - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
'Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.' - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
'I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.' - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
'I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.' - Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
'The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.' - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
'We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.' - J.K.Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
'A person's a person, no matter how small.’ - Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!
'You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.’ - E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
'You must never feel badly about making mistakes…as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.' - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
'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 who don’t believe in magic will never find it.' - Roald Dahl, The Minpins
‘Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.' - Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy
'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.' - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit