10 Inspirational Quotes from The Railway Children Book

10 Inspirational Quotes from The Railway Children Book

August the 15th Marks the birthday of E. Nesbit, the author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It. We may have all seen the movies based on these magnificent children’s classics. But how many of you have actually read the Railway children book? The book teaches children so many amazing lessons, such as being tolerant, resilient, caring and brave in tough times. We have collected the 10 most inspirational quotes from The Railway Children book to inspire you!

10 Inspirational Quotes from The Railway Children:

1. Soft people are the bravest of them all!

“It’s an odd thing- the softer and more easily hurt a woman is the better she can screw herself up to do what has to be done.”

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2. Keep going, even when it gets tough!

“everything has an end, and you get to it if you only keep all on.”

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3. Things happen for a reason…

“If I were writing the book, I might make mistakes. But God knows how to make the story end just right.”

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4. Girl and boys are equal!

“Girls are just as clever as boys, and don’t you forget it!”

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5. Silence sometimes speaks greater than words!

“She had the power of silent sympathy. That sounds rather dull, I know, but it’s not so dull as it sounds. It just means that a person is able to know that you are unhappy, and to love you extra on that account, without bothering you by telling you all the time how sorry she is for you.”

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6. Everyone is your friend!

“I think everyone in the world is friends if you can only get them to see you don’t want to be un-friends.”

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7. Do it for the right reasons!

“For, as Mr. Perks said, when he had time to think it over, it’s not so much what you do, as what you mean.”

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8. Horrid people can be nice too!

“Sometimes when one has been extra good for a longer time than usual, one is suddenly attacked by a violent fit of not being good at all.”

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9. Sometimes it’s better not to know.

“Don’t ask me no questions and I won’t tell you no lies,” the red- headed Ruth replied. “You’ll know soon enough.”

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10. Kids are tough too!

“Boys and girls are only little men and women. And WE are much harder and hardier than they are–”

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Which quote from The Railway Children is your favourite? Or do you have another quote you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comments below.
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  • Emily Bendler

    I’ve never read this book, but I like quote #7 the best.

    • http://www.imagineforest.com/ Marty the Wizard

      Yes, quote 7 is definitely a good one. I also love quote 2!

  • Shell

    I never read this book but it looks adorable!

    • http://www.imagineforest.com/ Marty the Wizard

      Yes, it really is a must read – such an inspirational story! You have to give it a go.

  • http://www.simplyneo.com SimplyNeo

    Nice Inspirational quotes!