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Being a student sometimes can be overwhelming. With such a lot of pressure, striving to be the best, scoring good grades, managing relationships, tons is happening during a student’s life. Sometimes, little failures also can get to your head and cause you to feel low. That’s why we have compiled some best motivational quotes for students to support you through the journey of education.

If you’re a student who is feeling lost or demotivated right now, here’s a list of some best motivational quotes to keep you going! These 82 motivational quotes for students are here to give you that extra push when you need it most.

And if you want more inspiration, check out this collection of quotes on strength and courage.

Motivational Quotes for Students to Work Hard

1. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Jeff Rich

3. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides

5. “A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” – Horace Mann

6. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

7. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

8. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

9. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

10. “Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.” – Claus Moser

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11. “Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

12. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi

13. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

14. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

15. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

16. “Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” – Brian Tracy

17. “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, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

18. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

19. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

20. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

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21. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

22. “A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

23. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

24. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

25. “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns

26. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar (Author of the best-seller See You at the Top)

27. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

28. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

29. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

30. “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” – Zig Ziglar

31. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

32. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

33. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and hard work makes the difference.” – Calvin Coolidge

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34. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller

35. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins

36. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” – Carl Rogers

37. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

38. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

39. “Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader.” – Anonymous

40. “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb

41. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

42. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

43. “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” – Bradley Whitford

44. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

45. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

46. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

47. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

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48. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

49. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert

50. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

51. “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

52. “Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.” – Jim Rohn

53. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins

54. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

55. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

56. “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb

57. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

58. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi

59. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

60. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

61. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

62. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Waitley

63. “Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. The higher your stack of books, the higher the shelf you can reach. Want to reach higher? Stack some more books under your feet! Reading is what brings us to new knowledge. It opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Reading is what takes us down the road in our journey. Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written.” – Jim Rohn

64. “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

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65. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

66. “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” – Orison Swett Marden

67. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” – Zig Ziglar

68. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

70. “You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can because that’s where you will find success, on the other side of failure.” – Thomas Watson

71. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

72. “The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.” – Jim Rohn

73. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

74. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

75. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

76. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

77. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Muhammad Ali

78. “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. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn

79. “Learning is a weightless treasure you can always carry easily.” – Chinese Proverb

80. “I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” – Zig Ziglar

81. “Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.” – Chinese Proverb

82. “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.” – Chinese Proverb

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