Classroom quotes can inspire, be funny, motivate, teach, and make children think about the meaning of words; it can change kids’ lives. We created a list of inspiring classroom quotes for all grades. Many are from famous people and many ideas you’ve seen on classroom wall posters before.
We grouped the classroom quotes into categories relating to success and their future; the importance of reading and writing; being kind; the effect of attitude; inspiring children to learn, and some funny classroom quotes for students and teachers.
Success And Future Inspirational Quotes
It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success. – Lionel Messi
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all, it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. – Marvin Phillips
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
Never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. – Plato
Reading and Writing Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss
Outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx
Reading is like breathing in; writing is like breathing out.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. – Walt Disney
Everyone is a reader…some just haven’t found their favorite book yet.
Writing is only reading turned inside out. – John Updike
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. – Lawrence Clark Powell
I write to discover what I know. – Flannery O’Connor
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. – Mark Twain
Hard Work, Learning And Education Quotations For Classrooms
Education is the key to success.
The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you. – B. B. King
Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Learning: the ultimate game where you never run out of levels.
Your mind is like a parachute. It only works if it is open.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going to. – Beverly Stills
No matter how good you get, you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part. – Tiger Woods
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration! – Thomas Edison
Attitude Quotations Classroom Decor
You can’t be a smart cookie with a crumbly attitude.
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. – Mae Jemison
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. – Winnie the Pooh
Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush; it can color any situation.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Your attitude determines your direction.
Smile and Be Kind Sayings To Inspire Students
Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.
Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.- Ashleigh Brilliant
To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness! – Anne Frank
Try to be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller
Smiles are always in fashion.
Failure And Mistakes Classroom Quotes
If you make failure an option, it becomes a possibility.
Don’t compare your beginning with someone else’s middle. – John Acuff
Mistakes are proof you are trying. Correcting mistakes is proof that you’re growing. – James Anderson
You always pass failure on the way to success. ― Mickey Rooney
Mistakes are not failures. They are proof that we are making an effort.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.
Funny Classroom Poster Ideas
Dear Teacher: I’m just calling to confirm I ate John’s homework.
Respect your parents. They passed school without Google.
School is a building with four walls and tomorrow inside. – Lon Watters
Being a teacher is a lot like being a rock star:
- You work hard to keep the attention of a distracted crowd.
- Your fans freak out when they see you in public.
- Groupies line up to follow you everywhere.
- You hear your name being called out all the time. – Heidi McDonald
High school looks so much cooler on TV.
Time will pass, will you?
Listen has the same letters as silent.
Teaching is a walk in the park…if that park is Jurassic Park.
A police officer came to my house and asked me where I was between 5 and 6. I replied, “Kindergarten.”
Your pencil should be talking not your mouth.
Always taste your words before you spit them out.
More Class Room Quotes For Students
If you are interested in a STEM career, there’s no reason to try it and no real reason not to. – Njema Frazier
The Internet is just a world passing around notes around a classroom. – Jon Stewart
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare
Classroom Rules: Work hard. Be kind. That is all.
Which of these quotes are your favorites that will inspire a student to love who they are and inspire them to learn and prepare for their future? Do you have any quotes you want to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below.