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Motivational and Inspirational Posters
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social studies > MOTIVATIONAL & INSPIRATIONAL POSTER INDEX < philosophers

Motivation, the internal condition that activates behavior and gives it direction, energizes and directs goal-oriented behavior.

Some of the basic desires that drive human behavior are:

• Acceptance, the need for approval
• Curiosity, the need to think
• Eating, the need for food
• Family, the need to raise children
• Honor, the need to be loyal to the traditional values of one's clan/ethnic group
• Idealism, the need for social justice
• Independence, the need for individuality
• Order, the need for organized, stable, predictable environments

• Physical Activity, the need for exercise
• Power, the need for influence of will
• Romance, the need for sex
• Saving, the need to collect
• Social Contact, the need for friends (peer relationships)
• Status, the need for social standing/importance
• Tranquility, the need to be safe
• Vengeance, the need to strike back

The hierachy of human needs theory by Abraham Maslow's hierachy of human needs theory might be summarized, “If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.”

Inspiration, to be “influenced or animated with an idea or purpose”, from the Latin “in” + spirare “to breathe”, would feel like the breathe of God entering into one's life.

Inspiration, Giclee Print, Giacomo Puccini Quote
Giclee Print

“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” ~ Giacomo Puccini


Academic Enrichment
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Sarah Bernhardt
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Les Brown
William O. Brown
Edmund Burke
Tony Buzan
Jimmy Carter
William Ellery Channing
Thomas Alva Edison
Albert Einstein
William O. Douglas
William Faulkner
Harvey Fierstein
Malcolm S. Forbes
Douglas Futuyma
Edward Gibbon
Robert Anson Heinlein
George Herbert
April Holland
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thomas Jefferson
James Joyce
Samuel Johnson
Helen Keller
John F. Kennedy
Vince Lombardi
Marcus Aurelius
Paul McCartney
George McGovern
John Stuart Mill
Louis Pasteur
M. Scott Peck
Eden Phillpotts
Knute Rochne
Henry David Thoreau
Barbara Tuchman

The Essence of Destiny Art Print
The Essence
of Destiny
Art Print

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Editor note - in researching the above quote I found the attribution to Mark Twain cannot be verified. The quote should not be regarded as authentic. — Twainquotes

Success - Laugh Often Motivational Art Print
Success - Laugh Often
Motivational Art Print

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciated beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination Poster
Imagination Poster

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”~
Theodore Roosevelt

Knowledge, Aristotle

“The roots of education are bitter,
but the fruit is sweet.” ~ Aristotle

Greece posters
philosophers posters

Energy, Bernhardt
Energy Poster

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy, It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” ~ Sarah Bernhardt

• more science posters

Learning Motivational Poster - Buzan Quote

“Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.” ~ Tony Buzan

notable educators & teachers posters

New Ideas- Holmes
New Ideas- Holmes

New Ideas
“Mind, once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” ~
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Clear of Can't, Johnson
Clear of Can't, Poster

Clear of Can't
“Clear your mind of can't.” ~
Samuel Johnson

Question, Jufeng
Question Poster

Motivational Poster
“Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.” ~ Ming jiao, Jiufeng

Books, Tuchman
Books, Tuchman

“Books are the carriers of civilization.” ~
Barbara Tuchman
b. 1-30-1912
d. 2-6-1989

literature posters
history posters

Books, Tuchman
Be the Change
Art Print

“Be the Change that you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Leadership - Eagle Art Print
Leadership - Eagle
Art Print

Leaders Bald Eagle
“Leadership is the capacity ot translate vision into reality.” ~ Warren G. Bennis

bird posters

Contemplation Poster
Contemplation Poster

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." ~ Aristotle

Fortitude - Iwo Jima Motivational Poster
Fortitude - Iwo Jima Motivational Poster

Fortitude - Iwo Jima-
Memorial Day / Veterans Day
“The strength to persist, the courage to endure.”

• more WWII posters
see History Through a Lens series, Iwo Jima
• more Historic Images posters
• more Holiday Posters

Motivational - Perseverance-Cliffhanger Poster
Perseverance - Cliffhanger Motivational Poster

“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Lincoln Perserverance Poster
Licoln Perserverance Poster

you will have to do a search on Successories for this poster, link goes to their awards & recognition page

Perseverance (Lincoln)
“He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32.He tried another business in '33. It failed. His fiancee died in ’35. He had a nervous breakdown in ’36. In ’43 he ran for congress and was defeated. He tried again in ’48 and was defeated again. He tried running for the Senate in ’55. He lost. The next year he ran for Vice President and lost. In ’59 he ran for the Senate again and was defeated. In 1860, the man who signed his name A. Lincoln, was elected the 16th President of the United States. The difference between history’s boldest accomplishments, and its most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to persevere.”

• more Lincoln posters
• more US Presidents posters

Motivational - Teamwork-Skydivers II poster
Teamwork-Skydivers II

Teamwork-Skydivers II
“When we all work together, we all win together.”

Olympics - Fighting Well Motivational Poster
Olympics - Fighting Well Motivational Poster

Olympics - Fighting Well
“The important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” ~
Pierre de Coubertin, 1863-1937, French educator primarily responsible for the revival of the modern games in 1894.

• more Olympics posters
• more notable educator posters
• more France posters

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