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50 Inspirational School Quotes for Your Bulletin Board

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  1. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison, inventor
  2. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
  3. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill, British prime minister
  4. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. -  Steve Jobs, Apple founder
  5. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills, opera singer
  6. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe, tennis star
  7. The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot. - Benny Lewis, author

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  1. Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people, or find a different room. – Michael Dell, entrepreneur
  2. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. – Maya Angelou, author
  3. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. – H. Jackson Brown Jr., author
  4. Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain, author
  5. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts, author
  6. If people knew how hard I’ve worked to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. – Michelangelo, artist
  7. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi, activist
  8. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. – J.K Rowling, author
  9. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. - Tina Fey, comedian and actress
  10. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. – Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame NFL coach
  11. Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. – Malcolm Gladwell, author
  12. Success means having the courage, the determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. – George Sheehan, author and runner
  13. If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn, philosopher
  14. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. – Colin Powell, four-star general and former U.S. secretary of state
  15. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy, politician
  16. Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. - Babe Ruth, Hall of Fame baseball player
  17. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers, actor
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  1. Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean, actor
  2. If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney, entrepreneur and founder of The Walt Disney Company
  3. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve, actor
  4. I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali, boxer
  5. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
  6. Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale, author
  7. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes, entrepreneur
  8. Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
  9. In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. – Coco Chanel, fashion designer
  10. I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world. – Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States
  11. The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
  12. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William Butler Yeats, Poet
  13. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein, inventor
  14. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? – Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer
  15. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw, playwright
  16. A thousand mile journey begins with a single step. - Chinese proverb

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  1. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch, author
  2. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton, country singer and entrepreneur
  3. Self-worth comes from one thing — thinking that you are worthy.  – Wayne Dyer, philosopher
  4. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. – B.B. King, musician
  5. You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne, author
  6. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? -Dr. Seuss, author
  7. Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. – Ernest Hemingway, author
  8. Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. - Beyoncé Knowles Carter, musician
  9. When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. - Malala Yousafzai, activist
  10. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
Your students will truly be inspired when they see these messages each day!

Michelle Boudin is a reporter at NBC Charlotte and a freelance writer.