StarTeaching Inspirational Quotes & Photos
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In each newsletter, we include inspirational quotes and photos to use in your classroom.  Now you can find the entire StarTeaching collection here on this web page.  They make great discussion springboards and writing prompts.  Enjoy! 

 

A Full Year of Inspirational Quotes & Photos
From our 2009 Newsletters

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
~Doug Firebaugh

"Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment."
~Bishop Hall

"To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it."
~Samuel Butler

"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character."
~James Russel Lowell

"Growth is the only evidence of life." John Henry Newman"
~John Henry Newman

"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."
~Benjamin Franklin

"Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
"
~Publius Syrus

"BOOKS ARE THE CARRIERS OF CIVILIZATION....THEY ARE COMPANIONS,TEACHERS,
MAGICIANS, BANKERS OF THE TREASURES OF MIND.
BOOKS ARE HUMANITY IN PRINT."
~Barbara W. Tuchman

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."
~Benjamin Franklin

"They can because they think they can."
~Virgil

"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it."
~J. Petit Senn

"Hope is the dream of a man awake."
~French Proverb


"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

"Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats


"You are the handicap you must face.
You are the one who must choose your place."

~James Lane Allen

"Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching."
~Pindar

"Everybody wants to be somebody;
nobody wants to grow."

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love."
~Basil


"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."
~Benjamin Franklin

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
Doug Firebaugh

"You will find something far greater in the woods than you will find in books.  Stones and trees will teach  you that which you will never learn from masters."
~St. Bernard

"Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you."
Marcus Aurelius

"As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more."
~Jules Renard

"Heaven never helps the man who will not act."
Sophocles

A Full Year of Inspirational Quotes & Photos
From our 2008 Newsletters

"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~Harold R. McAlindon

"Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us."
~Thomas Paine

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

"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

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
~Patrick Henry

"He knows the water best who has waded through it."
~Danish Proverb

"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."
~Benjamin Franklin

"In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet."
~Albert Schweitzer

"He knows the water best who has waded through it."
~Danish Proverb

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."
~Confucius

"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions."
~Albert Einstein

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
~George Herman "Babe" Ruth

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
~Aristotle

"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."
~Ben Sweetland

"Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems."
~Nelson A. Rockefeller

"Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others."
~Publius Syrus

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
~Charles Dickens

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
~Mark Twain

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
~Robert Collier

"The future depends on what we do in the present."
~Mahatma Gandhi

"Too low they build, who build beneath the stars."
~Edward Young

"The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it."
~Plutarch

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

A Full Year of Inspirational Quotes & Photos
From our 2007 Newsletters

"Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right."
~ Aldous Huxley

"There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
~ Henry Ford

"Happiness resides not in possessions' and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul."
~ Democritus

"Dost thou love life?
Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff life is made of."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live."
~ Elbert Hubbard

"Believe that you have it, and you have it."
~ Latin Proverb

"Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing."
~ Albert Laighton

"We acquire the strength we have overcome."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old."
~ Lord Chesterfield

"They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save."
~ Francis Marion Crawford

"Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire."
~ Samuel Johnson

"Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."
~ Ralph Blum

"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Harold R. McAlindon

"If we all did the things
we are capable of,
we would astound ourselves."

~ Thomas Edison

"The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook."
~ William James

"The history of the world is but the
biography of great men."
~ Thomas Carlyle

"Years teach us more than books."
~ Berthold Auerbach

"What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself."
~ Thomas Sprat

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"The future depends on what we do in the present."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"If you would know the road ahead, ask someone who has traveled it."
~ Chinese Proverb

"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
~Pietro Aretino

"Believe that you have it, and you have it."
~Latin Proverb

A Full Year of Inspirational Quotes & Photos
From our 2006 Newsletters

"Be always at war with your vices, 
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you 
a better man."
     ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."
     ~ Betty Smith

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."
     ~ Henry Van Dyke

"Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly,
but flooding the river."
     ~ Malagasy Proverb

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"If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."
     ~ Alan Simpson

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"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."
     ~ Adrienne Cook

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"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
     ~ William Shakespeare

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"Earth laughs in flowers."
     ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours."
     ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"All we have of freedom, 
all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us 
long and long ago."
     ~ Rudyard Kipling

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"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
     ~ Benjamin Franklin

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
     ~ Robert H. Goddard

"They can because
they think they can."
     ~ Virgil

"Our greatest glory is not 
in never falling 
but in rising every time we fall."
     ~ Confucius

"Every artist was first an amateur."
     ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"After the game,
the king and the pawn go 
into the same box."
     ~ Italian Proverb

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
~ Albert Einstein

"Come forth into the light of things:
let Nature be your teacher."

     ~ William Wordsworth

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
~ Mark Twain

"You don't choose your family.  
They are God's gift to you, 
as you are to them."
     ~ Desmond Tutu

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
~ Aristotle

"Where beams of imagination play,
The memory's soft figures melt away."
     ~ Alexander Pope

"Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other."
~ Thomas Fuller

"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul."
     ~ Democritus

A Full Year of Inspirational Quotes & Photos
From our 2005 Newsletters

“The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.” 
     ~ Benjamin Disraeli

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."   
     ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." 
     ~ Herbert Spencer

"Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.
~ Aristotle

"If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him." 
     ~ Bernard Haldane

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." 
     ~ Mark Twain

"It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure."  
     ~ Emilio James Trujillo

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."  
     ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Whether you think you can or think you can't -- you are right.”
     ~ Henry Ford

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."  
     ~ Chinese Proverb

"The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all."   
     ~ Harry S. Truman

"Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
     ~ Samuel Butler

“If you think education is expensive,
try ignorance!"
     ~ Andy McIntyre

"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
     ~ Anatole France


"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."
     ~ W.T. Purkiser

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."
     ~ Betty Smith

"Be always at war with your vices, 
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you 
a better man."
     ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
     ~ Robert Brault


"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."
     ~ W.T. Ellis

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful"
     ~ Norman Vincent Peale

 


 


 


 


 


 


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