When I was teaching, I started each unit with new learning outcomes & a quote to inspire the journey.
3 of my favourites:
1. “Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ”
― Paulo Freire
2. “No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true educator should be to unlock that treasure” − Emma Goldman
3. “Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike.
There are big flames and little flames, flames of every colour.
Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks.
Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can't look at them without blinking, and if you approach you shine in the fire."
- Eduardo Hughes Galeano