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Inspirational quotes make great additions to parent or staff newsletters. These 36 quotes (one for each week of the school year) have been hand-picked for their educational messages. They are designed to fit the bottom length of your 8-1/2- x 11-inch parent or staff newsletter page. Click on any quote below for the newsletter art and instructions on how to copy it into your newsletter.

"Challenge of the day: Find something good in everyone."

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."

"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."

"Every artist was at first an amateur."

"A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out."

"A word of praise is a 'verbal trophy' for a child."

"It is not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that really counts."

"All learning begins with the simple phrase 'I don't know.'"

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless."

"You haven't failed, until you stop trying."

"Live as though you'll die tomorrow. Learn as though you'll live forever."

"Not to know is bad. Not to wish to know is worse."

"Your best teacher is your last mistake."

"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't... you're right!"

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."

"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its values only to its scarcity."

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

"Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts."

"Talent is like electricity ... We do not understand electricity, we use it."

"Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson."

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."

"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way."

"All children are gifted. Some just open their presents later than others."

"Learning is the best of all wealth. It is easy to carry. Thieves cannot steal it."

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited."

"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

"The ones whom you should try to get even with are the ones who have helped you."

"The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue."

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

"Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough."

"The same man cannot be skilled in everything; each has his special excellence."

"The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work."

"You can't direct the wind but you can adjust the sails."

"Learning is never done without errors and defeat."