159 Best Motivational Quotes For Students

As a student, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the pressure of achieving academic success. However, staying motivated and focused is crucial to reaching your goals. One way to stay inspired and uplifted is by reading motivational quotes. In this article, we will explore some of the best motivational quotes for students that can help you stay motivated, overcome challenges, and achieve your full potential. Whether you need a little push to start studying or want to overcome a difficult obstacle, these quotes will provide you with the inspiration you need to keep moving forward.

  1. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer
  2. “If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.”– Michelangelo
  3. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” —Confucius
  4. “It’s the pain and failure that teaches you the best lesson in life and motivates you to rebuild yourself and stand again with a robust faith.” —Priti Chaubey
  5. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  6. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash
  7. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” —Amelia Earhart
  8. Use all your efforts, even when the possibilities play against you – Arnold Palmer
  9. “You’ll find that education is just about the only thing lying around loose in this world, and it’s about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he’s willing to haul away.” —John Graham
  10. Set tough goals and do not stop until you get there – Bo Jackso
  11. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” —Augustine Og Mandino
  12. The man well prepared for the struggle has achieved half a triumph – Miguel de Cervantes
  13. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch
  14. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
  15. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden
  16. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
  17. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
  18. “In life you make the small decisions with your head and the big decisions with your heart.” —Omid Kordgstani
  19. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” —Albert Einstein
  20. “Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.” —Swedish Proverb
  21. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” —Ralph Marston
  22. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” —Jim Carrey
  23. “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” —Minor Myers Jr
  24. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
  25. “Rule no.1 is: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule no. 2 is:  It’s all small stuff.” —Robert Eliot
  26. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens ‘David Copperfield’
  27. “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” —Aristotle
  28. “Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask.” – Albus Dumbledore ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’
  29. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” — Elon Musk
  30. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln
  31. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —Albus Dumbledore
  32. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  33. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” —Venus Williams
  34. Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more: Believing in yourself.” —Harry Potter
  35. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou
  36. “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do” – Benjamin Spock
  37. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” —Karim Seddiki
  38. “Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.” —Bruce Lee
  39. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” — A.A Milne
  40. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  41. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” —Henry David Thoreau
  42. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
  43. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
  44. “Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, and teach them to think straight, if possible.” —Robert M. Hutchins
  45. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
  46. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”– Nora Roberts
  47. “Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader.” – Anonymous
  48. “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain
  49. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” — Jennifer Dukes Lee
  50. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X
  51. He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” — Chinese Proverb
  52. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King
  53. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” —Robert Benchley
  54. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — BB King
  55. How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank
  56. That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do it is increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  57. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman
  58. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” – Malcolm Gladwell
  60. “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”– Lou Holtz
  61. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. – Stephen Hawking
  62. “I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” —Lou Holtz
  63. You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday. – Charles F. Kettering
  64. “Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for ‘just getting the job done.’ Excel!” – Tom Hopkins
  65. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. – Sydney J. Harris
  66. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  67. The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama
  68. “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” – Vince Lombardi
  69. When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. – Wayne Dyer
  70. The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top. – O.J. Simpson
  71. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” —Alexander Graham Bell
  72. It’s not the time to look for excuses. – Rafael Nadal
  73. “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela
  74. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  75. It always seems impossible until it’s done — Nelson Mandela
  76. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. – Stephen Hawking
  77. Study the past if you want to intuit the future – Confucius
  78. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary
  79. You can always be better – Tiger Woods
  80. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller
  81. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”– C.S. Lewis
  82. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” —Herm Albright
  83. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” —C.S. Lewis
  84. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” —Les Brown
  85. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” —Yoko Ono
  86. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe
  87. There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – General Colin Powell
  88. There are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to get things done and those who don’t want to make mistakes. – John Maxwell
  89. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. – David Bly
  90. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” —Albert Schweitzer
  91. There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. – Zig Ziglar
  92. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” —Jimmy Johnson
  93. It is best to remind ourselves that anxiety signifies a conflict, and so long as a conflict is going on, a constructive solution is possible. – Rollo May
  94. “Imagination… is the elixir of life, the seed of greatness.” —Mellowpark College
  95. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  96. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort,” —Paul J. Meyer
  97. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced.” —Vincent Van Gogh
  98. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy
  99. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” —Vincent van Gogh
  100. “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” —David Wood
  101. “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” —Harvey S. Firestone
  102. Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. – Woody Allen
  103. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” —Captain Jack Sparrow
  104. “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honourably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” —E.O. Wilson
  105. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney
  106. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
  107. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Stills
  108. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin
  109. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  110. “Follow your fear.” —Tina Fey
  111. “Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.” — Thomas Edison
  112. “Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you.” —37 Signals
  113. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  114. Instead of looking at the hundred reasons to quit, look at the thousand reasons not to give up.” —Kushanowizoom
  115. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated.” — R Collier
  116. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth
  117. “It will not happen cutting corners, taking shortcuts or looking for the easy way! There’s only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, repetition, study and discipline.” —nimo_wehearit
  118. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” —Walter Bagehot
  119. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. – Dale Carnegie
  120. Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan
  121. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  122. Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. – Shiv Khera
  123. “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” —Tony Gaskin
  124. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
  125. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” —Milton Berle
  126. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  127. When your dreams become reality, they’re no longer your dreams.” —Hugh Jackman
  128. The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller
  129. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” —Anatole France
  130. Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell
  131. “Do not make your goal to be the best. Best is a label. It’s something someone else decides for you. ‘Better’ is more personal.” —Baryshnikov
  132.  Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich
  133. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
  134. If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it’s only because they do not realise how complicated life is.” —John Von Neumann
  135. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  136. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken Blanchard
  137. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. – Henry Ford
  138. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King, author.
  139. You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. – Ed Cole
  140. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”- Benjamin Franklin
  141. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” —Joe Paterno
  142. When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  143. I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom. – George S. Patton
  144. “Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose.” —Oprah
  145. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy Adams
  146. “Turning your passion into your job is easier than finding a job that matches your passion.” —Seth Godin
  147. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” —George Clooney
  148. “The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.” —James Yorke
  149. By perseverance, the snail reached the ark. – Charles Spurgeon
  150. The road to success is always under construction.” —Lily Tomlin
  151. Your biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s getting too comfortable.” —Drew Houston
  152. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” —Vince Lombardi
  153. Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up. – Rachel Corrie
  154. Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. – Virat Kohli
  155. Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You gotta keep going. – Chantal Sutherland
  156. Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams. – Ben Carson
  157. To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching. – Stephen Curry
  158. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  159. The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to 

help others. – Albert Schweitzer


In conclusion, motivational quotes are a powerful tool that can help students stay focused and achieve their goals. From famous leaders to successful entrepreneurs, there is no shortage of wisdom and inspiration available to help students overcome challenges and pursue their dreams. By incorporating motivational quotes into their daily routines, students can develop a positive mindset and a sense of purpose that will serve them well throughout their academic and personal lives. Whether it’s through sticky notes on their desks, daily affirmations, or inspirational posters in their classrooms, students can use motivational quotes to stay motivated, persevere through obstacles, and ultimately achieve success.

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