50 Inspiring Lunch Time Quotes

Sometimes, schools can be quite overwhelming and daunting for high schoolers. Exams, projects, and assignments may add to the burden on students. In these situations, a quote can be a powerful tool that may provide students with the right kind of motivation they need to achieve their goals. 

However, the question also arises as to how to include these quotes in everyday life of the student? A great way is for parents to include a note with inspirational quotes in their kids’ lunch to keep them motivated throughout their day. 

Hence, in this blog, we have compiled a list of motivational quotes that we hope parents can add to their kid’s lunch boxes as a source of inspiration.

Lunch Time Quotes

Imagine a student being all stressed out, and suddenly opening their lunch to find out an inspirational and motivational quote that instantly fills in the child with zeal and enthusiasm. Hence, here are 50 quotes and notes that parents can include in their kids’ lunch.

  1. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  2. “Be so good they can’t ignore you”- Steve Martin
  3. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
  4. “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett
  5. “Education doesn’t just make us smarter. It makes us whole.”- Jill Biden
  6. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”- Pele
  7. “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
  8. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm 
  9. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” —Plutarch
  10. “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.” — Chinese Proverb
  11. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John Wooden
  12. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King
  13. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin
  14. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” —Helen Hayes
  15. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” —Beverly Stills
  16. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” —Elon Musk
  17.  “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun
  18. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  19. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln
  20. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  21. “A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.”- Hellen Keller
  22. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”- Albert Einstein
  23. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela
  24. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”—Sun Tzu
  25. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”—Anthony Robbins
  26. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —William Shakespeare
  27. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
  28. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
  29. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  30. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown
  31. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison, inventor
  32. The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot. – Benny Lewis
  33. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi
  34. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  35. When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai
  36. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama
  37. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  38. “If you want something different, you are going to have to have to do something different.”-  Jack Canfield
  39. “Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt
  40. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  41.  “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  42. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings
  43. “Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
  45.  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  46. You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday. – Charles F. Kettering
  47. You can always be better – Tiger Woods
  48. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'”— Audrey Hepburn
  49. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”— Walt Whitman
  50. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha

Motivating Students Through Quotes

It is undeniable that focusing on a single task for a longer duration actually hinders performance and reduces productivity. Often students feel tired after a long morning of classes. Taking a break allows the students to clear their minds and feel refreshed, and lunch time provides all students with a well-deserved opportunity to do this. 

Students usually feel much more motivated after they have taken a break. Therefore, lunch time can be used by school authorities effectively to motivate the students and quotes are a constructive tool to do this. 

Furthermore, Quotes provide crisp statements upon which students might organize their thinking. They are an important source of guidance for the students that steer them in the right direction. Since lunch breaks give students time to relax and think, inspiring them with quotes at that moment may fuel their creativity and thinking capacity. Students often come up with new ideas after they feel motivated.  

Quotes give the students an extra boost of confidence. It pushes students into action. Reading a quote when they are feeling also boosts their confidence. Not only that, quotes are an important source of hope for young minds. Words from famous and successful people make the students believe that they, too, can achieve their goals and become successful like their role models. 


Quotes are beneficial for everyone and especially students. They are found everywhere- from coffee mugs, T-shirts and posters to newspapers, radio etc. Nowadays, even social media sites are filled with inspirational quotes. At the same time, in the digital era, there are plenty of ways how a student can keep themselves motivated. However, the conventional methods of quotes still remain gold. So next time you come across a quote, read it carefully and let it serve as your source of motivation. 

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