Top 20 wellness quotes for teachers

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Top 20 wellness quotes for teachers
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Teaching pack

Motivational and inspirational wellness quotes (for teachers) – in full-colour poster format

Every once in a while, it’s helpful to be reminded of how important it is to look after yourself. 

And while we won’t pretend that wellness or wellbeing starts with a set of motivational quote posters, we hope that this set of thoughtfully designed wellbeing posters provides some moments of inspiration on gloomy or tough days.

We've picked out the best, most apt wellness quotes we could find to help inspire this list of our top 20 wellness quotes.

Our posters focus on all aspects of wellness and wellbeing, including: 

  • mental health and keeping a healthy mind
  • maintaining good health overall
  • living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your physical health
  • taking care of your body.

How should I use this set of posters?

Print them off and stick them on your classroom wall or pin them to a noticeboard where you’ll see them every day, slip them into your planner, display them in your study at home, or share them with colleagues and students. Or simply read and digest the good intentions.

What’s included?

  • 20 full-colour printable motivational posters for classrooms, your home, your office or any other space. (NB Unlike some of our other poster sets, this is a digital download, not a pre-printed set of physical posters.)
  • Inspirational quotes on the theme of wellness and wellbeing from a range of famous or inspirational thinkers – from Plato to Hemingway.

What’s inside?

About your posters 

  • An overview of our self-care approach for teachers and ways to reach out with comments

Table of contents 

  • A listing of the posters, quotes and authors included

The quotes themselves 

  • 'The part can never be well unless the whole is well.'  –  Plato
  • 'It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.' –  Sir Edmund Hillary
  • 'Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.' –  Malcolm S. Forbes
  • 'Not all those who wander are lost.'  –  J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 'No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anybody but oneself.'  –  Virginia Woolf
  • 'Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.' –  William Shakespeare
  • 'When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.'  –  Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • 'I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.'  –  Louisa May Alcott 
  • 'We all have the tendency to believe self-doubt and self-criticism, but listening to this voice never gets us closer to our goals. Instead, try on the point of view of a mentor or good friend who believes in you, wants the best for you, and will encourage you when you feel discouraged.'  –  Kelly McGonigal
  • 'The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.'  –  Ernest Hemingway 
  • 'To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.'   –  Buddha
  • 'Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.'  –  Nelson Mandela
  • 'Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.'  –  Walt Whitman

  • 'Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. '  –  Dr. Seuss
  • ‘If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.’  –  Banksy
  • 'Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.' –  Eleanor Brown
  • 'The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.'  –  Mark Twain
  • 'Wellness, I came to realize, will not happen by accident. It must be a daily practice, especially for those of us who are more susceptible to the oppressiveness of the world.'  –  Jenna Wortham
  • 'No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.'  –  Charles Dickens
  • 'Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.'  –  Victor Hugo

How Teachit can inspire you and your classes

With a Premium Teachit subscription, you can access all these posters, along with all of our other premium resources and teaching materials. Alternatively, you can purchase these on a stand-alone basis for £5.

Don’t stop there …

Take a look at our bank of over 20,000 resources and teaching packs or browse our complete sets of pre-printed posters if printing or photocopying isn’t for you. 

You might also like to browse our other wellness and wellbeing resources and packs.

Top 20 wellness quotes for teachers
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