"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much as to stand up to our friends." Wise words from that wise old headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore - and particularly appropriate for pre-teens and teens today.
These quotation posters feature inspiring quotes and beautiful photography. They are perfect for decorating the walls of your classroom, staff room or home. They are obviously a little heavy on the printer ink, but we think they are worth it.
"A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself."
"Only the pure in heart can make a good soup." So said Ludwig van Beethoven, and we liked the quote enough to display it on our poster of Beethoven! Fun for the classroom - or the family fridge!
Here's a printable poster of Captain James Cook, featuring one of his most well-known quotes. He was an explorer at heart, always yearning to discover, chart and map where no (European) man had been before.
Robert Burns, writer, poet and lyricist, once said "Dare to be honest and fear no labour". Wise words from this famous Scot!
"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." This lovely quote from the Harry Potter books, by wise magician Albus Dumbledore, is of course more than appropriate in the real world too.
"The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better." So said Enid Blyton, in her book Mr Gallliano's Circus. And wise advice indeed it is!
Although these words are spoken by one of Enid Blyton's characters in a story, they are well worth sharing with children. "I think people make their own faces, as they grow." from The Naughtiest Girl Again.
Hafiz, or Hafez, was a Persian poet born in 1326.
Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth,
"You owe me."
Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light." So said Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter novels, and he was right!
Here's a printable poster featuring a quote by Harry Styles: "A dream is only a dream until you decide to make it real". Harry certainly seems to have made his dream come real.
This lovely quote by Charles Dickens is displayed on a poster showing Dickens in New York towards the end of his life. "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
Lucky Liam Payne has found his perfect job as member of One Direction. Print out this poster and enjoy his quote.
"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers." This quote by Laura Bush sits on a black and white photo of a boy enjoying a book in a library.
There's an old saying, that "might oaks from little acorns grow". It's a useful concept to introduce with the kids, as it can be applicable in many ways.
Display the opening line of Dr Martin Luther King's most famous speech with the help of this printable poster.
"I pay not attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." So said Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, pictured in this quotation poster.
"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Anyone who was around in the late 1960s will always remember those words, spoken by Neil Armstrong as man walked on the moon's surface for the first time.
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book" - so says the Irish proverb on this printable poster, and I think it is good advice!
Keep dreaming, keep learning and keep young! This poster quotes John Barrymore: "A man is not old until regrets take place of dreams."
Encourage the chilldren to step out of their comfort zones with this quotation poster. "A ship is safe in harbour. But that's not what ships are for" by William Shedd.
This printable poster features the quote "Accept challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory." from George S Patton
Hans Selye said that "Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." This poster could be a useful reminder in the classroom - it's a great skill to teach a child!
This printable poster is a wonderful reminder to children - and adults - that they are responsible for creating their own environments, whether in their own minds or practical terms. "Anywhere is paradise. It's up to you."
All children face challenges, so perhaps this printable poster is particularly apt. The quote is "Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." from Joshua J Marine
Children can be afraid to attempt something if they think they might fail. This printable poster quotes George E Woodbury: "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
This printable poster offers excellent advice for the classroom or home! "Do not wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it." by an unkown author.
"Every exit is an entry somewhere" said Tom Stoppard. This lovely poster reminds us of these words of wisdom.
Here's a fun poster illustrating the Chinese proverb "Every smile makes you a day younger" - it's one that we believe in!
"Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life." Lloyd John Ogilvie. Another printable poster to enjoy with a beautiful scenic photo.
As children we tend to want to please others, conform to our peer's expectations, and hide "in the crowd". Display this printable poster quoting Henry David Thoreau, as a reminder to "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Benjamin Franklin was full of wise words, and this quote on happiness reminds us that we can all be happy if we make up our minds to be - a useful skill for children to learn. "Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."
Print and enjoy this poster, quoting Rose Wilder Lane: "Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open"
The well-known Walt Disney comment, "If you can dream it, you can do it", is a great quote to share with young children. Here's a printable poster that we hope you enjoy.
Here's a useful printable poster for the classroom, to help keep children motivated. It features the quote "If you deserve commitment from anyone, it's yourself." by Ronnie Nijmeh
Keep stress out of the classroom and home with this poster as a reminder with a quote by Hans Selye: "It's not stress that kills us. It is our reaction to it."
Print this simple poster featuring the words of Mother Teresa: "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
"Life is full of challenges. Being happy shouldn't be one of them." Ronnie Nijmeh. This pretty printable poster would look great in the classroom and serve as a useful reminder for the kids.
Lou Holtz said that "Life is ten per cent what happens to you and 90 per cent how you respond to it" - and it's a good lesson to teach children early on. This poster may serve as a reminder?
Ghandi tried to change the world by living a peaceful life. This poster reminds us with his quote "My life is my message."
"Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished." So said Lao Tzu, and his words are displayed on this printable poster. It's a useful message for the classroom, where children are often in too much of a hurry!
This little quote from Aesop is one of my favourites, and this printable poster is a great way to encourage some little acts of kindness into the classroom or home. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
"Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious." Brendan Gill. Time to have some fun then - reminded by this poster with a very quirky photo!
Remind children of Marie Curie's quote, "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." with this printable poster.
Print this lovely poster with the classic poem "One hundred years from now" - a very useful reminder to us all about what is important when the children are young.
One hundred years from now..
In these days of fast food, enticing food packaging and heavy food marketing, it might be useful to use Moliere's words to remind children that "One must eat to live, not live to eat."
Remind children that "Opportunities multiply as they are seized" (from Sun Tzu) with this printable poster.
"Real difficulties can be overcome. It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable." This printable poster features this inspiring quote by Theodore N Vail.
Sometimes in the current day and age, it is easy for kids to think that success can just land in their laps. This printable poster reminds them otherwise! "Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration." Evan Esar
Jim Rohn tells us to "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." Another printable quotation poster.
It is tempting for children - and for us all - to blame the outside world for our current situations, rather than accept responsibility and take control. William James reminds us that a simple change of attitude can make the world of difference.
If children feel that they are facing an impossible challenge, they often admit defeat before they have even started. Breaking a task down into small steps - and taking that first step - is a very useful skill to learn.
This inspiring printable poster shares the Chinese Proverb "The journey is the reward" - to remind us to appreciate the moment we are in rather than rushing towards the future.
Remind the family, the classroom or the school that "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter" - lovely words from E.E. Cummings.
We all get too busy at times, so this printable poster reminds us that "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." Quote by an unknown author.
Mark Twain said "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." Our poster shows an image of Mark Twain - actually Samuel Langhorne Clemens - taken in 1867, when he was 32 years old. It's a useful quote for the classroom.
This delightful poster displays a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson: "The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be happy as happy as kings."
Display this printable poster to remind children that all members of the classroom - or team - or family - have a role to play. "There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton
This lovely printable quotation poster quotes Virgil: "They can because they think they can." Teach children to believe in themselves and they will be much happier to learn and try new skills...
Print and display this motivational poster with the Shakespeare quote: "To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."
This printable poster quotes Albert Einstein: "Try not to become a man of success but a man of value."
This printable poster reminds children what they are truly capable of if they put their mind to it. "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve." Napoleon Hill
This quote from Goethe is very well known, and perhaps one of the most useful to instil in children from a young age. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it."
Mary Kay Ash once said "When you come to a roadblock take a detour." This printable poster showcases the quote and is a useful reminder that when things get tough, there is often another way.
This inspiring printable poster features a quote from Oprah Winfrey: "You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it."
This inspiring printable poster features the quote "You must not abandon ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds." by St Thomas More
Wise words from multi award winning Rihanna on this fantastic quote poster. I'm sure there's a space on your wall for it!
I'm a huge fan of Roald Dahl and all his stories, and so are my kids, so I really had fun putting together these little "lunch box notes". Of course you can do much more with them than pop them into lunch boxes. How about framing them as a set of mini pictures?
"The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others." So said Robert Baden-Powell, whose photograph is on this printable poster.
Please note that the quality of the photo isn't too good. We did the best we could!
I had a hard time picking just one quote from William Shakespeare's prolific writings - but was aiming for something that would be particularly appropriate in the classroom and obviously useful for children.
We love books, and we love the heart shape of this pretty book too! We thought it was the perfect backdrop to this lovely quote by Ernest Hemingway: "There is no friend as loyal as a book". The poster is best printed using your printer's borderless settings.
This printable poster reminds us to "treat the earth well", so it is perfect for Earth Day - but also, of course, an important concept to introduce all year round.
Here's a printable poster reminding us that "we live in a wonderful world" ... perfect for Earth Day or for decorating the house or classroom all year round.
"We live in a wonderful world, full of beauty, charm and adventure." Jawaharlal Nehru
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." This lovely quote from Norman MacEwen, a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the first half of the 20th century, is a reminder to use all to give our time and our patience to those who need it.
Sir Winston Churchill said "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" - and of course attitude is something that is of paramount importance in the classroom, in the home and in daily life.