Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Students and Teachers
As a teacher, I do not only see myself as having the responsibility to teach and impart knowledge about different subject matters to my students; but, I also strive to motivate them to aspire to achieve excellence, and the best in whatever they do.
The start of a new school is always a challenging and overwhelming for most students. Some students see themselves achieving their best in all their subjects; others see themselves as failures, while still another small percentage of students show no interest in their education.
The challenge for me as a teacher is not only to keep the motivated students motivated, but also to motivate and to inspire hope in the those who see themselves as failures. On the other hand, one of my goals is to get that small percentage of non-achievers to leave at the end of the year with a sense that they have achieve something that will make them a better person, ready to contribute something worthwhile to the world.
Over the years I have collected and used motivational and inspirational quotes as one of the strategies to inspire and motivate my students to achieve their best. Here is a collection of some quotes I have used with different age groups during my teaching career:
“Believe in your dreams and they may come true;believe in yourself and they will come true.”
- Author Unknown
“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles F. Kettering
“I believe that every person is born with talent.”– Maya Angelon
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli
“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” – George Sheehan
“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”. – Vincent Van Gogh
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the ways; implicitly and unquestionable”.
- Walt Disney
“Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement”.
- Henry Ford
“Talk doesn’t cook rice”. - Chinese Proverb
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often”. - Mark Twain
“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions”. - Confucius
“Good actions give strength to ourselves and insspire good actions in others”. - Plato
“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once”. - Calvin Coolidge
“When fate hands us lemon, let’s try to make lemonade”. – Dale Carnegie
“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first”. - Mark Twain
“A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job” - Zig Ziglar
“Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you”. - Satchel Paige
“Well done is better than well said”. - Benjamin Franklin
“Age doesn’t matter unless you’re cheese”. - John Paid Getty
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”.
- Henry Ford
“There are two things a person should never be angry at; what they can help, and what they cannot”. - Plato
“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come”. – Oprah Winfrey
“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future”. - Denis Waitley
“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” - Anthony Robbins
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall”.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. - Confucius
“In book of life, the answers aren’t in the back”. - Charles Schulz
“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world”. - Eleanor Roosevelt
“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade”. - Tom Peters
“Positive thinking wii let you do everything better than negative thinking will”. - Zig Ziglar
“Great effort springs naturall from a great attitude”. - Pat Riley
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity”. – George Patton
I am sure many of you may be able to add some of your favourite inspirational and motivational quotes to this list because there are countless others that one can always use to inspire hope in the lives of others.
Teachers are given one of the most life changing jobs in the world; that of shaping , molding, and imparting knowledge to lives. It is a great and wonderful opportunity! I do hope as teachers we have been able to make great and lasting impacts in our students’ lives. Each day I ask God to help me to make a positve difference in the lives of those He has entrusted in my care.
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