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Motivational Quotes for your Classroom

 These are great quotes to post on your board to discuss with students. 

You never know which one will stick!


  • Your actions speak so loud, I can't hear what you say.


  • You can't brighten someone else's path without also brightening your own. -- Oprah Winfrey


  • The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. -- Ferdinand Foch


  • Make your mistakes work for you by learning from them. -- Donald Trump


  • If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -- Henry David Thoreau


  • Don't worry about things you can't control.


  • Everybody needs some inspiration, Everybody needs some motivation, mix it up with some imagination, and use your natural gifts. -- The Kinks


  • Most of us have lives too small for our spirits. -- Studs Terkel


  • Don't worry about moving slowly, worry about standing still. -- Chinese proverb


  • Be careful with whom you associate. Loser's rub off! -- Donald Trump


  • I hope to die young at a very old age.


  • The real secret of success is enthusiasm. -- Walter Chrysler, entrepreneur


  • Always give more than what's expected. -- Donald Trump


  • If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. -- Thomas Edison


  • We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -- Charles Kingsley, poet


  • I'll never reach my destination, If I never try, So I will sail my vessel, 'Til the river runs dry. -- Garth Brooks


  • Bloom where you are planted.


  • For the most part I do the thing which my own nature drives me to do. -- Albert Einstein


  • An activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. – John Updike, writer


  • Regret for things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. -- Sydney J. Harris, writer


  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider for everything except happiness. -- Wall Street Journal


  • Work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching. -- U2


  • Listen. Don't just wait to talk. -- Donald Trump


  • Keep away form people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain


  • Never stop striving, never stop learning, never stop teaching.


  • Do what's right.


  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -- Anaïs Nin


  • The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -- Elbert Hubbard


  • Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • The most difficult thing is to just start the ball rolling. Once it starts, it's actually more difficult to stop it. -- Butch Lovelace


  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Edison


  • Work hard. Someone's always watching. -- Donald Trump


  • So many times people end up fixated on doing things rights, that they end up doing nothing at all. -- The Wright Brothers


  • Your imagination is a preview to life's coming attractions. -- Albert Einstein


  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


  • I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. -- John D. Rockefeller


  • The next time you feel the urge to procrastinate -- just put it off.


  • The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. -- Carl Rogers and Jerome Freiberg, authors of Freedom to Learn


  • I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson


  • It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives.  It's what we do consistently. -- Anthony Robbins, best-selling author


  • A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. -- Richard Bach


  • I've missed 3000 shots. Twenty-six times the game-winning shot has been trusted to me, and I've missed. I've lost over 300 games. I've failed over and over and over again, and that is why I've succeeded. -- Michael Jordan


  • Fall seven times, stand up eight. -- Japanese proverb


  • Don't compromise your principles. -- Donald Trump


  • Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas Edison


  • Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never. -- Winston Churchill


  • Great people create great acts of kindness. -- Cervante


  • Many of the things you can count don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count. -- Albert Einstein


  • You have not lived a perfect day, unless you've done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -- Ruth Smeltzer


  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill


  • Without deviation, progress is not possible. -- Frank Zappa


  • If you don't have a positive attitude in business and in life, you will never, ever be successful. -- Donald Trump


  • There's nothing in your life you can't learn from, if you respond with the right attitude. -- Rick Warren


  • The clearer your vision of what you seek, the closer you are to finding it.


  • If you're not lighting any candles, don't complain about being in the dark.


  • I will never give in until the day that I die. I'll get myself some independence, carve out a future with my two bare hands. -- The Alarm


  • It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble; it's what you know for sure that ain't so. -- Mark Twain


  • If at first you don't succeed, you're like everyone else who went on to greatness. -- Patrick Combs


  • Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen. -- Lee Iacocca, Chairman Chrysler Motors


  • Don't play for safety -- it's the most dangerous thing in the world. -- Hugh Walpole, writer


  • Treat people how you want to be treated. -- Donald Trump


your favorite quote!