137 motivational, inspirational and thought provoking quotes for middle school (and high school) students! I used them as a daily journal warm up. The students were given a few minutes to copy down the quote of the day into their notebooks and to write what comes to mind, an explanation, example, story, or idea and then a few were called on to read to the class. The quotes are very applicable to their lives and they were able to relate to them and understand them. They can also be used as writing prompts for more structured writing and essays or as a daily class discussion.