With the dawn of the school year upon us, what better way to begin than with some inspirational quotes?

The Huffington Post (with State Farm and Getty Images) put together a terrific collection with equally inspiring images.

Here are two of my personal favorites:



And you can find the rest of them HERE.


Such quotes can be motivational tools for TEACHERS as much as their STUDENTS.

Here are several non-superheroic (but still super) quotes I share in my classes.

    We do this not because it is easy, but because it is hard!    – John F. Kennedy


    Life is meant to be a never-ending education, and when this is fully appreciated, we are no longer survivors but adventurers.   – David McNally


    Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best.     – Marva Collins


    Not everything important is measurable and not everything measurable is important.     – Elliot Eisner


What about you?

Which quotes or mottos do you share with your kids?  What do you use to keep yourself inspired?  Please share!