Chosen for upper elementary grades and higher, this document is a compiled list of quotations from famous people such as Henry David Thoreau, J.K. Rowling, Martin Luther King Jr., Aesop, Confucius, Abraham Lincoln, and many more. Each quote was selected based on its application in the classroom. Some of the quotes will help students learn about the famous person, some will help them learn about themselves and the world. Quotes can be used daily for meaningful discussion and can enhance learning by digging deeper into comprehension of complex thoughts as laid out in the common core. Additionally, these quotations lead well into writing topics and enhance vocabulary enrichment.