"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.
"I attribute my success to this - I never gave nor took any excuse". Print out and display our poster featuring this famous inspirational quote from Florence Nightingale.
"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."
"He who plants a tree plants a hope." This photographic poster illustrates the quote by Lucy Lurcom and could be useful for National Tree Week or Arbor Day.
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.
Print this stunning black and white poster of Mary Seacole featuring her quote "...and the grateful words and smile which rewarded me for binding up a wound or giving a cooling drink was a pleasure worth risking life for at any time."
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.
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." This is such a lovely quote from Mother Teresa, and the child on this quote poster certainly has a beautiful happy smile! Print off the poster to use as part of topic work and displays.
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." This beautiful poster features one of Mother Teresa's famous quotes and will look lovely as part of a classroom display.
"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!
Here's a fun poster illustrating the Chinese proverb "Every smile makes you a day younger" - it's one that we believe in!
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.
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."
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."
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..
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.
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."
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!
This photographic poster illustrates the quote by Warren Buffet: Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Use it with the kids to discuss how long-term thinking is essential.
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.
There is so much good advice and inspiration for children in this quote from Stephen Hawking, one of our greatest scientists. In his life he has had ample opportunity to give up, but has never done so - and he teaches us by his example and these brave words.
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.