Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters

Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
Back to School Inspirational Quotes Posters - 3 Free Classroom Posters
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Grab your students’ attention with something positive and inspirational when they walk into your class on the very first day. These three 8.5”x1 1” Inspirational Quotes Posters will help you have a thought provoking classroom. Interesting posters are a great way to promote student engagement. Each poster can be easily printed on a single piece of letter sized 8.5"x11" piece of paper. (The posters are not optimized for printing at sizes larger than letter size.)

These three posters along with 197 more can be found in my collection of 200 Inspirational Quotes Classroom Poster
for 25% OFF.

View this short video to see some of the posters up close and learn about their features.



(1) Inspirational Quotes Posters - 100 Classroom Posters Set #1

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(3) Inspirational Quotes Posters - 200 Classroom Posters Sets #1 & 2 Combo 25% OFF

(4) Inspirational Quotes Writing Prompts - 200 Postcard Size Prompts.

For the Writing Prompts, you will find these same posters formatted to fit four on one letter-sized page so that they can be printed out as smaller writing prompts for various writing exercises.



(1) Modern and Engaging Visuals: Instead of using clip art, I elected to use photos and strong visuals so that the posters would have a professional and modern look that would appeal to older students as well as younger ones.

(2) Celebrating Diversity: For the images of the posters, I chose a diverse range of people and took care to represent different ethnicities, ages, genders and abilities. Hopefully your students will see themselves and the people in their communities represented in these posters. However, if your class is more homogeneous, this poster collection is still a wonderful way to send and reinforce the message that all people experience and share the same types of emotions, thoughts, challenges, hopes and dreams.



Some quotes are attributed to their authors and the rest are either unknown or anonymous.

(1) “Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.”
(2) “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” Rikki Rogers
(3) “You don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.”
(4) “Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.”
(5) “Broken crayons still color.”
(6) “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” Art Williams
(7) “Every man dies but not every man truly lives.” William Wallace
(8) “The expert at anything was once a beginner.” Helen Hayes
(9) “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. Someone who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin
(10) “When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.”
(11) “How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged.”
(12) “Be with someone who is proud to have you.”
(13) “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
(14) “Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.”
(15) “Well done beats well said.”
(16) “I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” Khaled Hosseini,
(17) “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King.
(18) “Think outside. No box required.”
(19) “There’s a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.”
(20) “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says “Oh crap, she’s up.”
(21) “It’s okay to be afraid, but don’t let that fear dictate who you are, or change what you can become.”
(22) “Many problems in life stem from either acting without thinking or perpetually thinking without acting.”
(23) “The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.”
(24) “Here’s to good women. We may know them. We may be them. We may raise them.”
(25) “A child’s mind is not a bucket to fill, but a fire to ignite.”
(26) “EAT REAL FOOD Most processed foods have expiration dates that extend beyond your next two birthdays. If bacteria don’t want to eat it, neither should you.”
(27) “Just because you wander doesn’t mean you’re lost. Don’t be afraid to go alone and don’t be afraid that you’ll love it.”
(28) “Do what is right, not what is easy.”
(29) “If you give up after the seventh try, then you’ll never know that you would have succeeded after the eighth try. Always persevere.”
(30) “You fall in love by chance, you stay in love by choice.”
(31) “Learning is a gift, even when pain is the teacher.”
(32) “The grass is greener where you water it.”
(33) “Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.”
(34) “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” Erin Hanson
(35) “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle
(36) “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. It is about appreciation.” Osho
(37) “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” Winston Churchill
(38) “Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.” Kurt Vonnegut
(39) “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” Plato
(40) “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” David Starr Jordan
(41) “They laugh at me because I am different; I laugh at them because they are all the same.” Kurt Cobain
(42) “There’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” Zig Ziglar
(43) “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Coco Chanel
(44) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
(45) “The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.” Jeff Johnson
(46) “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
(47) “In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
(48) “Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.” Michael Pollan
(49) “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Fred DeVito
(50) “Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.” Kimberly Jones
(51) “Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. You live poetry. Your walking becomes dancing. Your silence becomes music.” Osho.
(52) “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn
(53) “That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
(54) “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” Coco Chanel
(55) “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank
(56) “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” Vince Lombardi
(57) “You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” Natalie Babbit
(58) “All children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” Anne Frank
(59) “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Joseph Campbell
(60) “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” Joyce Meyer
(61) “... what you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.” Norton Juster
(62) “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” George Addair
(63) “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
(64) “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” William Shakespeare
(65) “Nature does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished.” Lao Tsu
(66) “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those that can do nothing for him.” Malcolm S. Forbes
(67) “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” John R. Wooden
(68) “When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try to treat the world better than it treated you.” Patrick Stump
(69) “You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.” Ghandi
(70) “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela
(71) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb
(72) “If you never do, you’ll never know.”
(73) “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.“ Ann Landers
(74) “The Earth has music for those who listen.” George Santayana
(75) “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine
(76) “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey
(77) “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” Maya Angelou
(78) “The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.”
(79) “A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor”.
(80) “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.”
(81) “A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end.”
(82) “You should not rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.
(83) “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
(84) “Sometimes, the obstacle is the path.”
(85) “Be the reason someone smiles today.”
(86) “She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.”
(87) “The true strength in a classroom lies in the collaboration of its learners, not in the knowledge of one expert.”
(88) “Some see a weed, others see a wish.”
(89) “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
(90) “They wanted to bury us. They didn’t know that we were seeds.”
(91) “One day you’ll just be a memory to some people. Do your best to be good one.”
(92) “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we do.”
(93) “I am thankful for all the difficult people in my life, they have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.”
(94) “Education costs money, but ignorance costs way more.”
(95) “Success is never permanent and failure is never fatal.”
(96) “Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.”
(97) “It’s going to be hard, but hard is not impossible.”
(98) “Hug harder. Laugh louder. Smile bigger. Love longer.”
(99) “If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If an egg is broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things happen from the inside.”
(100) “She realized none of it was real and set herself free.”
(101) “BElieve in YOUrself.”
(102) “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
(103) “You cannot change the people around you but you can change the people you choose to be around.”
(104) “Fail = First Attempt In Learning.”
(105) “You were born to be real not to be perfect.”
(106) “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
(107) “One of the happiest moments in life happens when you find the courage to let go of things you can’t change.”
(108) “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
(109) “BIRACIAL: Beautiful, Intelligent, Radiant, Adaptable, Creative, Inspiring, Awesome, Lucky.”
(110) “Put your phone away and pay attention to those talking to you. There’s an app for that called respect.”
(111) “Not everyone is going to want, accept, or know how to receive your energy. Make peace with that and keep on.”
(112) “I’m not weird. I’m limited edition.”
(113) “The best things in life…aren’t things.”
(114) “OPTIMIST Someone who figures out that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.”
(115) “It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.”
(116) “Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”
(117) “One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t want to do it.”
(118) “INTELLIGENCE is sexier than you think.”
(119) “I come out here by myself, not to be alone, but to feel more connected.”
(120) “We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up…after I finish laughing.”
(121) “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.”
(122) “A man saw a boy throwing a starfish into the ocean. The shore was covered with thousands of stranded starfish. The man said to the boy, “There are so many of them, what difference can you make?” The boy picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean and said, “I just made a difference to that one.””
(123) “Don’t make change too complicated. Just begin.”
(124) “I forgive you. I don’t say this to excuse your actions, I say this to free myself.”
(125) “Be yourself. The world will adjust.”
(126) “The balmy enchanted days of childhood will disappear soon enough. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up.”
(127) “HOPE: Hold On Pain Ends.”
(128) “Commitment means staying true to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”
(129) “Take risks. If you win, you’ll be happy. If you lose, you will be wise.”
(130) “I don’t have time to hate the people that hate me cause I’m too busy loving the people who love me.”
(131) “Be (with) someone who makes you happy.”
(132) “Being strong isn’t about having abilities, it’s about having flaws that you face with grace.”
(133) “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(134) “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Suess
(135) “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation.” Oscar Wilde
(136) “Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” Richard Wilkins
(137) “Worry does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” Randy Armstrong
(138) “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Zen Shin
(139) “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” Zig Ziglar
(140) “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” Thomas Jefferson
(141) “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” Danielle LaPorte
(142) “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Christopher Columbus
(143) “I don’t want you to save me. I want you to stand by me as I save myself”. Sushil Singh
(144) “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work to do either is the same.” Carlos Castaneda
(145) “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.” Katherine Henson
(146) “At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in heart but not in your life.” Sandi Lynn
(147) “Doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever has.” Suzy Kassem
(148) “There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley
(149) “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
(150) “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” Alfred Adler
(151) “I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry.” Aditi
(152) “The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.” Thich Nhat Hanh
(153) “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln
(154) “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou
(155) “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” Dita Von Teese
(156) “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” Jim Watkins
(157) “There are seven days in a week and someday isn’t one of them.” Rita Chand
(158) “Allow beauty to shatter you regularly. The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams, yet still send their open hearts into the world to mend with love again, and again, and again. You must allow yourself to feel your life while you’re in it.” Victoria Erickson
(159) “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” Kurt Vonnegut
(160) “…and forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Kahlil Gibran
(161) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
(162) “If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.” W.H. Auden
(163) “It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.” Muhammad Ali
(164) “The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one that makes you think.” Harper Lee
(165) “One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare
(166) “And as paralyzing and upsetting as all the never agains were, the final leaving felt perfect. Pure. The most distilled possible form of liberation.” John Green
(167) “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo
(168) “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning. But anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
(169) “Difficulty is inevitable. Drama is choice.” Anita Renfroe
(170) “True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise.” Shannon L. Alder
(171) “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” Joss Wheden
(172) “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou
(173) “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” Arthur C. Clark
(174) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West
(175) “Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.” Brian Clough
(176) “Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?” Abraham Lincoln
(177) “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.” Tony Gaskin
(178) “We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin
(179) “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” Robert Brault
(180) “Letting go of a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” C.S. Lewis
(181) “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
(182) “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” Wayne Dyer
(183) “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can ever be taken away unless it is surrendered.” Michael J. Fox
(184) “To love is to recognize yourself in another.” Eckhart Tolle
(185) “Great spirits have often encountered opposition from mediocre minds.” Albert Einstein
(186) “The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.” Edmund Burke
(187) “Success at almost anything will come down to this: Focus and Effort. and we control both.” Dwayne Johnson
(188) “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?” John Wooden
(189) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle
(190) “For every minute you’re angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
(191) “At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.” Christopher Reeve
(192) “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” Paulo Coelho
(193) “Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
(194) "All you need to know is that the future is wide open and you are about to create it by what you do." Pema Chodron
(195) “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein
(196) “The smallest deed is better than the greatest intentions.”
(197) “No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank
(198) “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
(199) “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Malcolm Gladwell
(200) “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin


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