10 Rules of the Classroom According to Oprah

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Best Oprah Quotes for the Classroom

Sometimes the best life lessons and classroom rules can come from unexpected people. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Dr. Seuss, we love finding ways to bring unique inspiration into the classroom. With that in mind, we pulled together some of the best Oprah quotes to inspire your young learners. We hope they inspire you as an educator, too.  

When you want to teach the importance of failure …

Oprah Quotes That Would Make Amazing Classroom Rules

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.” —Oprah 

When you want to encourage your students to persevere …

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” —Oprah Winfrey 

When you show students the importance of hard work …

“What I know for sure is this: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there—as long as you’re willing to be honest with yourself about the preparation and work involved. There are no back doors, no free rides. There’s just you, this moment and a choice.” —Oprah

When you want to encourage students to find their passion …

“Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” —Oprah

When you want to teach your students the importance of dreaming big …

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” —Oprah

When you want to promote kindness …

“What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what.” —Oprah

When you want students to just enjoy life …

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” —Oprah 

When you want to promote mindfulness …

“Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace—a connection to what matters.” —Oprah

When you want to encourage self-care …

“If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.” —Oprah

When you want to spread the love of reading …

“Books were my path to personal freedom. I learned to read at age 3 and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer.” —Oprah

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10 Rules of the Classroom According to Oprah

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