Motivating Quotes for Students on Education and Learning and Achieving Success In General

Exams are almost there so here are a few inspirational quotes to keep them spirits high:

Mahatma Gandhi

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

Ed Macauley

“When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win”

Chinese Proverb

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

Chinese Proverb

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a month — get married. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”

Brian Tracy

If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.

Albert Schweitzer

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Jim Rohn

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.

David Joseph Schwartz

The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It’s still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.

Tom Hopkins

Every evening, write down the six most important things that you must do the next day. Then while you sleep your subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish them. Your next day will go much more smoothly.

David Bly

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

Grenville Kleiser

Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced …the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose.

Henry Ward Beecher

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

Bob Brown

Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.

Robert Collier

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Leroy Van Dyke

Success… it’s what you do with what you’ve got.

William A. Ward

Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

Margaret Thatcher

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. it’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.

Bernard Shaw

When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work

George E. Allen

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

Thomas Edison

I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

Jennifer James

Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success is the quality of your journey.


The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Ann Landers

Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go — and then do it.

Paul Getty

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil

Earl Nightingate

People with goals succeed, because they know where they’re going.

General Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.


The road to success is always under construction.


The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you.

William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good that we oft may win, By fearing to attempt

Ben Sweetland:

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without b

rightening our own.

Barbara Tuchman:

Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced.

Arthur Koestler:

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Benjamin Jowett:

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

Finley Peter Dunne:

You can lead a man up to the university, but you can’t make him think.

Bill Beattie:

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

Dean William R. Inge:

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.


We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.

Eric Hoffer:

In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

Ethel Barrymore:

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.

George Peabody:

Education: a debt due from present to future generations.

George Santayana:

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to re

peat it.

Gloria Steinem:

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

Maria Mitchell:

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Helen Keller:

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.

Henry Steele Commager:

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Ward Beecher:

There is no greater crime than to stand between a man and his development; to take any law or institution and put it around him like a collar, and fasten it there, so that as he grows and enlarges, he presses against it till he suffocates and dies.

James Baldwin:

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.


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