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Inspirational Quotes for 18 Year Olds

As you turn eighteen, you are embarking on a new chapter of your life. You are no longer a child, but an adult with all the responsibilities and privileges that come with it.

This is a time to set new goals and aspirations for yourself and to begin working towards them. It is also a time to be grateful for all that you have accomplished thus far.

As you reflect on your journey so far, may these inspirational quotes for 18 year olds give you the strength and motivation to continue forging ahead.

Remember, the sky is the limit!

18th Birthday Quotes for Son

If you’re looking for some great birthday quotes for son, here are some of the best inspirational quotes for his 18th birthday.

These quotes will help you express your feelings towards your son.

Maya Angelou's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a mother and son hugging and smiling, and a red wicker heart made of twigs

I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.

Maya Angelou

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son.

Rudyard Kipling

The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.

Sarah Shahi
Ricardo Antonio Chavira's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a young boy flying in his father's arms, and a sunrise on Mam Tor mountain in the Peak District, United Kingdom.

My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.

Ricardo Antonio Chavira

The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.


I love my son more than anything. I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way.

Bristol Palin
Russell Crowe's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a cute little blond boy playing with his caring father, and trees covered in morning fog.

My days, if they start in the morning with a cuddle from my son, are just so much more glorious than they were prior to that.

Russell Crowe

All I can hope to do is instill great morality in my son and trust him along the way. The music he listens to or how he chooses to wear his hair doesn’t define his moral compass, and if he wants to listen to country music and wear a cowboy hat too, that’s fine.

Mark Hoppus

My feelings about my mortality are less selfish than they used to be. I used to affect a cavalier attitude to death; now I see it from my son’s perspective.

Rufus Sewell
Chris Gardner's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a son holding father's hand outdoors in front of a sunset, and a background with a bokeh effect.

I hold one thing dearer than all else: my commitment to my son.

Chris Gardner

I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.

Ed Skrein

I have pride in my son, how can I not be proud?

Alberto Fernandez
Sandra Bullock's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a mother and son sleep together in bed, and hands planting trees back to the forest.

The only man who has stolen my heart is my son.

Sandra Bullock

18th Birthday Quotes for Daughter

An 18th birthday party is a special occasion for any parent. But when your daughter turns 18, she becomes an adult and her life takes on many different directions.

So it’s important to celebrate this milestone in a meaningful way. Here are some great quotes for celebrating your daughter’s 18th birthday.

Euripides's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a father and daughter enjoying nature's freedom, and a Holi powder bursts up into an explosion of color.

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.


One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter.

Ace Frehley

My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.

Denise Van Outen
David Duchovny's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a daddy and mom kissing their baby on the bed, and a little heart on colorful bokeh background.

The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.

David Duchovny

Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, ‘Let’s make a wish on a star,’ there’s one thing I wish for: wisdom.

Rene Russo

I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman.

Isaiah Mustafa
S. Sreesanth's quote in white text on a double exposure background of A young father and his young daughter have fun outdoors in the winter, and a light red heart overlay effect.

The moment I see my daughter’s face, I am instantly happier, my stress just disappears, and I forget everything else.

S. Sreesanth

My daughter is my passion and my life.

Tamara Mellon

My daughter is the biggest gift; I’ve said it so many times and it sounds like a cliche, but the thing about being a parent is when you think you’ve cracked it, and you’re on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust. I feel such a responsibility to instill good values in her, to be polite, to have discipline.

Geri Halliwell
Josh Homme's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a father and daughter playing in the forest in bright sunlight, and a string of orange stars decoration.

I think the best thing I could ever teach my daughter is that she’s not an object or a trophy, and that she can trust in herself and believe in herself and that you are not your things, and you are not your job.

Josh Homme

18th Birthday Quotes For Friends

Friends are like family, only better. They share your joys and sorrows, support you through good times and bad, and always stand by you.

Here are some great quotes for friends turning 18.

Joseph Parry's quote in white text on a double exposure background of An up-close portrait of three happy friends posing on a beach while taking a selfie, and an abstract bokeh of glowing yellow lights and a sparkling gold glitter background.

Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.

Joseph Parry

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles R. Swindoll
Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a friend group huddled together in smiles, and an exposure of colorful light in a tunnel.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

Jim Morrison
Helen Keller's quote in white text on a double exposure background of two happy and carefree kids run to the sun, and aheart-shaped tree with red leaves stands in a field of red flowers.

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

Helen Keller

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.

Paramahansa Yogananda

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.

Scott Hall
Tennessee Williams's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a group of friends running through the park, and a heart-shaped Bokeh created by the lights from cars on the road.

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

Tennessee Williams

It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. It’s your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure and of astonishing value. They’re everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to.

Gina Barreca

It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.

Maria Sharapova
Euripides's quote in white text on a double exposure background of friends sitting together and stacking their hands, and waves crashing against rocks on a shore.

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.


I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

Oliver Goldsmith

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.


18th Birthday Quotes For Sister

Whatever your reason for wanting to give your sister a gift, these following quotes will help her feel special and appreciated.

Margaret Mead's quote in white text on a double exposure background of two sisters running in the meadow with bouquets of wildflowers, and a galaxy textured background.

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.

Margaret Mead

Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.

Alice Walker

A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.

Elizabeth Fishel

My first job is big sister and I take that very seriously.

Venus Williams
Deborah Tannen's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a child playing with her sister on a sofa while having fun, and a night sky filled with stars and clouds.

A sister is like yourself in a different movie, a movie that stars you in a different life.

Deborah Tannen

I consider myself very lucky to have a sister who is also my best friend, critic and guardian.

Ishita Dutta

When you’re a big sister, it’s a great job. I don’t know how little sisters feel about their job, but when you’re a big sister, you’re supposed to take care of everything. And you feel good about it. I do.

Venus Williams
Pam Brown's quote in white text on a double exposure background of siblings stand back-to-back while closing their eyes, and the power of the ocean with a big wave.

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?

Pam Brown

As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.

Patti Smith

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

Christina Rossetti

My sister has been there for me through everything.

Brad Goreski
Mary Engelbreit's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a happy brother and sister playing with a longboard outdoors, and clouds over a sunset.

There’s no better friend than a sister.

Mary Engelbreit

An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.

Pam Brown

If you don’t annoy your big sister for no good reason from time to time, she thinks you don’t love her anymore.

Pearl Cleage
Pam Brown's quote in white text on a double exposure background of two little sisters play in a field at sunset, and a forest background texture with a branch of tree illuminated by sunlight.

Sisters share the scent and smells… the feel of a common childhood.

Pam Brown

18th Birthday Quotes For Yourself

Turning 18 is a time of great change and opportunity. It’s a time to set new goals for yourself and begin working towards them. It’s also a time to be grateful for all that you have accomplished thus far.

As you reflect on your journey so far, may these inspirational quotes give you the strength and motivation to continue forging ahead.

Maxwell Maltz's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a young woman with curly hair hugs herself, smiling and carefree, and the word love with glowing words.

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

Maxwell Maltz

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.

William Barclay
Lucille Ball's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a little boy draws a space shuttle on the ground with chalk, and a full moon over a wanaka tree with a lake in the foreground.

I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.

Lucille Ball

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso

Don’t just count your years, make your years count.

George Meredith

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.

Buddy Valastro
George Harrison's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a birthday cake with balloons on a bright background, and a sunrise over cloudy ocean from space.

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.

George Harrison

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.

Ellen Glasgow

I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.

Aimee Bender
Satchel Paige's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a girl on top of a hill enjoys a tranquil evening landscape, and a waterfall at sunrise with colorful sunrise.

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

Satchel Paige

Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.

Aretha Franklin

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

Barbara De Angelis
Philip Pullman's quote in white text on a double exposure background of a man jumps into the ocean from a high cliff, and an aerial view of the sky and clouds

You cannot change what you are, only what you do.

Philip Pullman

Sweet and Funny 18th Birthday Quotes

Most people think that funny and inspirational quotes are mutually exclusive – that you can’t have one without sacrificing the other.

But as you will see, this is not always the case. In fact, some of the most inspiring quotes out there are also quite funny.

So if you’re looking for a little bit of both in your life, then be sure to check out these funny but inspirational quotes for 18 year olds.

They’ll make you laugh and inspire you to achieve your goals!

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Mark Twain

I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.

Spike Milligan

It’s always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they’re about eighteen years old. If you haven’t made your points with them by then, it’s too late.

Betty Ford

I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married.

John Entwistle

Anyone that has come to America past the age of eighteen will be able to understand when I say that you can never shake your accent.

Martin Yan

The first hundred years are the hardest.

Wilson Mizner

Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Janet Evanovich

The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.

Anne Lamott

Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.

Robert Downey, Jr.

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.

Maurice Chevalier

Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese.

Luis Bunuel

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucille Ball

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon

You don’t get older, you get better.

Shirley Bassey

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

Larry Lorenzon

Famous 18th Birthday Quotes for Those in Your Life

Most 18-year-olds are eagerly looking forward to their coming of age, a time when they can finally take on the world as adults.

As they celebrate this milestone birthday, they will no doubt be looking for words of wisdom and encouragement to help them on their journey.

Here are some famous quotes to inspire your loved ones on their 18th birthday.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

My birthday is a day when all I want is to bask in the love of my family and rarely accept offers for concerts and shows if they are to be held on this day.

Kailash Kher

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

Brian Tracy

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.

Brad Garrett

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday – especially if it was one’s own – brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.

Robert Staughton Lynd

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.

George Sand

Regardless of your age, you will always have adventures, unexpected joys and unexpected sorrows.

Betty Friedan

Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.

Billy Mills

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.

Virginia Woolf

18th Birthday Quotes By William Shakespeare

Whether you are turning 18 yourself or just want to offer some words of wisdom to a friend, these quotes from the great William Shakespeare will uplift and inspire you.

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

William Shakespeare

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.

William Shakespeare

To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I ey’d, Such seems your beauty still.

William Shakespeare

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

William Shakespeare

And send him many years of sunshine days!

William Shakespeare

Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes and ale?

William Shakespeare

Beauty doth varnish age, as if new-born.

William Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

William Shakespeare

I was seeking for a fool when I found you.

William Shakespeare

To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.

William Shakespeare

Why Do Inspirational Quotes for 18 Year Olds Matter?

We live in a time of constant change, and unprecedented uncertainty, and 18-year-olds are particularly vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed by this.

Inspirational quotes can help them stay motivated and focused on their goals, providing an invaluable source of guidance.

By sharing inspirational quotes, 18-year-olds are reminded that they have the power to take control of their lives and create positive changes. 

It helps shift perspectives away from external stimuli and puts the focus back onto themselves, enabling them to see the true potential within.

Inspiration comes from many sources: our peers, mentors, and influential figures contribute to our growth with thought-provoking knowledge, life lessons, and uplifting affirmations. 

An inspiring quote boosts confidence and encourages young adults to explore new opportunities with renewed optimism.

Whether it’s persistence, courage, or passion, these inspirational quotes can provide instant encouragement when faced with doubt or difficulty. 

They remind us that strength lies in an individual’s ability to persevere despite difficult circumstances and that even during difficult moments, it is possible to conquer obstacles when armed with resilience.

Inspirational quotes can give 18-year-olds tangible reminders of how capable they are, helping them stay focused on a meaningful vision for their future and empowering them to unlock their fullest potential!


You got this! As an 18-year-old, you are at the beginning of your journey. You have so much potential and so many possibilities ahead of you.

These inspirational quotes for 18 year olds will help motivate and encourage you to pursue your dreams.

So read them, live them, share them, and most importantly, believe in yourself. Happy18th birthday!