50 of Our All-Time Favorite Classroom Quotes

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.

50 of Our All-Time Favorite Classroom Quotes

We love using inspirational quotes to motivate and inspire students. Sometimes the right words in the right moment can make all the difference. Here are some of our all-time favorite classroom quotes, as spotted on Instagram.

1. Kind is the new cool.


2. None of us is as smart as all of us.


3. From small beginnings come great things.

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4. Make today so awesome yesterday is jealous.


5. Look with kindness and you will find wonder.


6. Be awesome, be amazing, be you.


7. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.


8. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.


9. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.


10. You are loved.

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11. Broken crayons still color.


12. Strive for progress, not perfection.


13. Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.


14. In our class we don’t do easy. We make easy happen through hard work and learning.


15. You’re here. You take up space. You matter.

You're here. You take up space. You matter!

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16. Your voice matters.


17. Throw kindness like confetti.


18. The earth without art is just eh.


18. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.


19. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world in the eye.


20. Be a Froot Loop in a world full of Cheerios.


21. Let’s root for each other and watch each other grow.


22. To have good friends, you need to be one.


23. If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, you’re doing it wrong.


24. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.


25. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.


26. Be the reason someone smiles today.


27. We are each unique and beautiful, but together we are a masterpiece.


28. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.


29. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


30. This is what a leader looks like.


31. You’re going to rattle the stars, you are.


32. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.


33. It’s a good day for a good day.


34. Learning can be tough, but you are tougher.


35. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.


36. Everything you don’t know is something you can learn.


37. Mistakes help me learn better.


38. We are all different, but there’s something kind of fantastic about that, isn’t there?



39. We may all be different fish, but at this school we swim together.


40. Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder.


41. You belong here.

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42. You will never regret being kind.


43. The expert in anything was once the beginner.


44. Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

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45. If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.


46. Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.



47. We rise by lifting others up.



48. Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

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49. If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.


50. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.


What are your favorite classroom quotes? We’d love to hear in the comments.



Posted by Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at hannah@weareteachers.com.

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