63 Best Classroom Quotes To Inspire Students

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 31, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
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Are you looking for student quotes for the classroom to keep learning more?

Education is a fundamental part of any child's life, and their most important years are spent in the classroom with others. So why not read some classroom quotes to keep them inspired on their educational journey?

Here are some classroom quotes that will motivate kids to keep learning, for more check out these middle school quotes and [funny quotes about school].

The Best Classroom Quotes

The classroom is also sometimes called a homeroom. A classroom is the place where children have the best learning environment. Here are some quotes that help motivate kids to get new ideas going forward both in and out of the classroom.

1."Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater authority by parents and teachers."

-Paul Weyrich.

2."The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it."

-John Ciardi.

3.“You don’t have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.”

– John Forbes Nash, Jr.

4.“No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.”

– Wolfgang Riebe.

5." No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

– Robin Williams.

6.“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

Madeleine L’Engle.

7.“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

– Margaret Fuller.

8. “When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.”

– Confucius.

9.“Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.”

– Oprah Winfrey.

The Best Learning Quotes

The classroom is the best place to learn different things. These classroom quotes show just how fun learning is and will inspire kids everywhere. These are positive quotes about learning for students to gain success in life.

10. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”

― Roy T. Bennett.

11."The secret of getting ahead is getting started"

-Mark Twain.

12."There’s a way to do it better. Find it."

-Thomas Edison.

13."Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work."

-Thomas Edison.

14."Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."

-Thomas Edison.

15."If we value all readers, we must value all reading."

-Donalyn Miller.

16."Books are love letters (or apologies) passed between us, adding a layer of conversation beyond our spoken words."

-Donalyn Miller.

17."The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

-Thomas Jefferson.

18."The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary".

– Vidal Sassoon.

Funny Classroom Quotes For Students

Whenever we are in the classroom we love to crack jokes and have fun, as well as work hard of course!  Here are some funny classroom quotes that students might relate to.

19.“High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life."

-Giancarlo Stanton.

20."Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."

-Malala Yousafzai.

21."The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can't be learned at school."

-Haruki Murakami.

22."It's the last day of school! Well, big brother, can you believe it? My last day of school. No more reading, writing, arithmetic! No more learning forever!"

-Craig Schulz.

23."You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you set for yourself. There are no limits except the limits you place on your imagination."

-Brian Tracy.

24."It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school."

-Laurie Halse Anderson.

25."I can't wait to get to school each day, And wait for you to pass my way, And the bell starts to ring, An angel starts to sing."

-Brian Holland.

26."There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school."

-George Bernard Shaw.

27."So be true to your school now, Just like you would to your girl or guy, Be true to your school now, And let your colors fly ."

-Michael Love.

28."Moving at the High School Hop, Everybody's hopping, everybody's rockin', Bopping at the High School Hop."

-Jerry Lee Lewis, 'High School Confidential'.

29."School means work and work means death. Let's all go take a nap."

-Emma Shannon.

30. "Education makes your maths better, not necessarily your manners.”

― Amit Kalantri, 'Wealth Of Words'.

Quotes About School And Education

School is an institution that is designed to provide a learning environment for children. Generally, there are three different levels of school: elementary, middle and high school. Here are some growth mindset quotes for classroom inspiration, for kids who are looking for some. Do these classroom quotes take you back to your school days?

31."My elementary school days were miserable. After Star Search, the jealousy got really bad that our neighbors slashed our tires."

-Christina Aguilera.

32."If we set our priority 'the removal of all risk', we'll soon have sterile, stagnant, and unstimulating learning environments."

-Benjamin Carson.

33.“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”

-Francis Bacon.

34."American education will be determined by the quality of American public education, and that's public schools that are available."

-Mark Shields.

35.“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Letter to A.F. Oeser, 9 November 1768, 'Early And Miscellaneous Letters Of J. W'.

36."There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know."

-Arabella Weir.

37."Every child in every neighborhood, of every color, class and background, deserves a school that will help them succeed."

-Rand Paul.

38."Everybody just wants to be loved, and nobody feels loved enough in high school."

-Kristen Bell.

39."I remember having this friend in school who said she didn't like the Beach Boys. And in that moment I knew we couldn't be friends anymore."

-Zooey Deschanel.

40."A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."

-Melinda Gates.

41."Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."

-Theodore Roosevelt.

42."Excellence is an art won by training and habituation."


43." The role of the Federal Government, if any, is to create more school choice."

-Jeb Bush.

44."A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

– Confucius.

45."I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year."

-Uzo Aduba.

Motivational Quotes For The Classroom

At some point in time, everyone needs motivation or inspiration which will help them to find success in the future and to achieve their dreams without any mistakes and fear. Here are some motivational quotes for students that could be displayed on classroom walls.

46."Students will start finding history interesting when their teachers and textbooks stop lying to them."

-James W. Loewen.

47."Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

-William Butler Yeats.

48."Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."

-Steve Jobs.

49."Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow."

-Bill Moyers.

50."Man's search for meaning is the chief motivation of his life."

-Viktor E. Frankl.

51."If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it."

-Andy Rooney.

52."I grew up listening to people speaking broken English. I probably picked that up. And I probably speak English almost as a second language."

-Christopher Walken.

53."Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

-Princess Diana.

54.“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

— Albert Einstein.

55."There are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to get things done and those who don’t want to make mistakes."

– John Maxwell.

56."Passion is the genesis of genius."

- Tony Robbins

57."History: a collection of epitaphs."

-Elbert Hubbard

58."Those who will not reason, perish in the act. Those who will not act, perish for that reason."

- W. H. Auden

59."There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

– Zig Ziglar

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

– B.B. King.

61."Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."

– Pablo Picasso.

62."I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all the time, somehow things will work out in the end."

– Larry Bird.

63."I never dreamt of success. I worked for it."

– Estee Lauder.

At Kidadl, we have created lots of family-friendly quotes for everyone! If you liked these classroom quotes, why not check out these homeschool quotes, or [funny teacher quotes] for more quotes to make you smile?

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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