Motivational quotes for students
Inject a bit of Monday motivation into tutor time with our set of inspirational quotes for school students.
We’ve curated 38 motivational quotes from a range of famous and successful people from the past and present. Display them on your whiteboard at the beginning of the week or laminate the set for display around your classroom.
Quotes include those from Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, Michael Jordan, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr and Taylor Swift. They have been picked to appeal to a broad audience, to develop self-confidence and a growth mindset, to understand that to err is human, to discourage procrastination and to challenge students to step outside their comfort zone, study hard and try new things!
Sample inspirational quotes to inspire hard work and a growth mindset:
‘Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.’ Arthur Ashe
‘The expert in anything was once a beginner.’ Helen Hayes
‘You don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams.’ Katie Perry
‘You miss 100% of the shots you never take.’ Wayne Gretzky
‘Teachers open the door; you enter by yourself.’ Chinese proverb
‘Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.’ Les Brown