50+ Inspirational Quotes of the Day

Inspirational Quotes of the Day blue bullet point This page contains a large list of inspirational quotes that are ideal to use for quotes of the day, classroom bulletin board displays, Facebook posts, Pinterest boards, teacher blogs, and school newsletters.

blue bullet point You can share these motivational quotes with your students as quotes of the day to inspire them, to encourage your students to work hard, and to motivate them to try their best.



Below you will find 57 inspirational quotes.
There are 20 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of inspiring quotes is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 50 Famous Inspirational Quotes. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

blue bullet point I will be designing more graphics for these quotes during the school year and adding them to this page, so please check back here from time to time.




"All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them." ~ Walt Disney

Walt Disney Inspirational Quote About Dreams

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"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." ~ Judy Garland


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"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." ~ Og Mandino


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"A negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty." ~ Ritu Ghatourey

Negative and Positive Thinkers Quote

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Ritu Ghatourey


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"Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you'll find is that you can overcome anything." ~ Author Unknown


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"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." ~ Paul Brandt


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"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." ~ Teddy Roosevelt


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"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~ Harriet Tubman


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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~ Henry David Thoreau


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"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean


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"I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest." ~ Venus Williams


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"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire." ~ St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena Inspirational Quote -  Set the world on fire

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"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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"If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough." ~ Mario Andretti


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"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." ~ Vince Lombardi


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"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~ Michael Jordan


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"May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life."
~ Apache Blessing

Apache Indian Blessing Inspirational Quote

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"Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure." ~ Napoleon Hill


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"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe


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"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." ~ Russell Warren


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"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." ~ Christopher Reeve


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"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals." ~ Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama quote - Always stay true to yourself.

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"Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow." ~ Seth Godin


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"Someday is not a day of the week." ~ Denise Brennan-Nelson


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"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." ~ Rikki Rogers

Rikki Rodgers quote - Strength doesn't come from what you can do.

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Rikki Rogers
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"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." ~ Albert Einstein


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"Strong people don't put others down. They lift them up." ~ Michael P. Watson

Inspiring Quotes - Strong people don't put others down.

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PDF: "Strong people don't put others down. They lift them up."
Michael P. Watson


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Success =
See your goal.
Understand the obstacles.
Create a positive mental picture.
Clear your mind of self doubt.
Embrace the challenge.
Stay on track.
Show the world you can do it.

Success Letters Inspirational Quote

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"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." ~ Maya Angelou


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"Success is not about the money you make, but the difference you make in somebody's life." ~ Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama quote about making a difference.

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"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." ~ Jimmy Johnson


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"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." ~ Oprah Winfrey


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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." ~ Lao Tzu


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"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best." ~ Epictetus


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"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique." ~ Walt Disney

Inspiring Walt Disney Quote - The more you like yourself.

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"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." ~ Anthony Robbins


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"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." ~ Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quote - The only way to do great work.

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PDF: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
Steve Jobs


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"The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole." ~ Oscar Wilde

Optimist and Pessimist Donut Quote by Oscar Wilde

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PDF: "The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole."
Oscar Wilde


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"The power of imagination makes us infinite." ~ John Muir


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"There are no short cuts to any place worth going." ~ Beverly Sills


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"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live." ~ Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Inspirational Quote About Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today

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PDF: "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done."
Dalai Lama


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"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs." ~ Author Unknown

There is no elevator to succes Inspirational Quote

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"The time is always right to do what is right." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." ~ Mark Twain

I was born to be a teacher.


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"The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort." ~ Billy Cox

Your Attitude and Your Effort Billy Cox Inspiring Quote

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"The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls." ~ Chris Gardner

World is your oyster. It's up to you to find pearls. Inspirational Quote

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Billy Cox


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"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~ John Wooden


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"Tough times never last, but tough people do." ~ Dr. Robert Schuller


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"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." ~ Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Rainbow in Someone's Cloud Inspirational Quote

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Maya Angelou
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." ~ Mark Twain


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"We aim above the mark to hit the mark." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Henry Stanly Haskin


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"What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." ~ Tim Ferriss


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"You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think."
~ A.A. Milne
Christopher Robin to Pooh

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh Quote - You are braver than you believe, strong than you seem.  A.A. Milne


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"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." ~ Christopher Columbus


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"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals." ~ Booker T. Washington


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"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." ~ Wayne Gretzky


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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Gandhi


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"You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible." ~ Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra Nothing Is Impossible Inspirational Quote

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