Growth Mindset Quotes for Every Week of the Year

However you may feel about it, there’s no denying that the growth mindset produces results. It’s impossible to swing a proverbial cat in education nowadays without bumping into the growth mindset and associated pedagogies (something that we’ve previously covered in this article). So why not our classrooms, too?

To commemorate the launch of our new 96-page diary section, we’ve created a series of completely free growth mindset posters to download. Print them out, stick them around the classroom, and inspire young and inquisitive minds to push harder and achieve their true potential.

If you’re just looking for a compilation of the very best growth mindset quotes for education, read on. If you’d like to use any of the images from this page, help yourself!

All of these weekly quotes are available as part of our new 96-page diary section, and you can include them in your student planners as part of a fully customised planner.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot

“The expert at anything was once a beginner.”
– Helen Hayes

“If plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.”
– Unknown

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
– Marie Curie

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
– William Shakespeare

“Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner.”
– Lao Tzu

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
– Michelangelo

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
– Unknown

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
– John Wayne

“Sometimes you don’t realise the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.”
– Unknown

“Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.”
– Unknown

“We are our choices.”
– Jean-Paul Sartre

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”
– Morihei Ueshiba

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
– Estee Lauder

“Smart is something you become, not something you are.”
– Unknown

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
– H.G. Wells

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr. Seuss

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
– Isaac Newton

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”
– Malcolm Forbes

“Experience is the teacher of all things.”
– Julius Caesar

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
– W.B. Yeats

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
– Mark Twain

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
– Florence Nightingale

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

“Paths are made by walking.”
– Franz Kafka

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

“From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.”
– Sigmund Freud

“Creativity takes courage.”
– Henri Matisse

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
– Unknown

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
– Unknown

“Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.”
– Unknown

“You have only failed if you have given up. Until then, it’s called learning.”
– Unknown

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
– Albert Einstein

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
– Unknown

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”
– Charlie Chaplin

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

“Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.”
– William Longgood

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Confucius

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”
– The Buddha

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”
– Socrates

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”
– Unknown

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”
– Charles Buxton

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
– Albert Einstein

“Believe you can, and you are halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison

“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

“All things are difficult before they are easy.”
– Thomas Fuller

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”
– Unknown

“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.”
– Enid Blyton

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.”
– Arthur Rubinstein

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”
– Voltaire

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
– Harry Golden

Our new 96-page diary section

If you’re looking for more ways to instil the growth mindset in your students, our new full colour pre-printed diary sections are a low-cost alternative to a fully customised diary section and come complete with growth mindset quotes for every week of the academic year.

No-obligation free proof to check it out in person

Also included is a 12-month calendar and plenty of space to record reading and homework for students of all ages.