Sometimes, a memorable quote can express the true nature of ADHD far better than any medical description.

Here are some inspiring (and true) quotes that will ring true for anybody who has ADHD, or a child with ADHD.

Feel free to share and contribute your favorites!

Our Favorite ADHD Quotes

Admittedly, not all of these quotes were referring directly to ADHD.

But they are fitting in their own little ways…

Shannon Adler on turning illness in to wellness

Inspiring ADHD quotes

“Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When “I” is replaced by “We”, illness becomes wellness.”

– Shannon L. Alder

Walter Barbee on the true definition of a slow learner

Quotes about kids with ADHD

If you’ve told a child a thousand times and he still does not understand, then it is not the child who is the slow learner.

– Walter Barbee

John Locke on communication with kids

ADHD Quote: It is difficult to instruct children

“It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.”

– John Locke

More on good communication with kids

Quotes about ADHD kids

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

– Unknown.

Martin Kutscher on the importance of forgiveness and empathy

ADHD Forgiveness quote

“Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn’t ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child.

– Martin L. Kutscher

Brenda Lochinger’s powerful stoic words on love

ADHD Powerful quotes: all you need is love

“The future of my child is unknown but I have loved him, supported him, and taught him right from wrong. I will continue to do so…”

– Brenda Lochinger’s


Before we get too sentimental, a nice quote from ‘that famous scientist’ on the upside of a disorganized mind…

Quotes about ADHD from Albert Einstein

“They say a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind. What then is an empty desk a sign of?”

– Albert Einstein

Truer words… never spoken!

Do you have a favorite quote related to ADHD?

We’d love to hear it. Let us know in the comments.

7 Inspiring (and True) Quotes About ADHD

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