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Here are 120 inspirational quotes for students who need motivation

Inspirational quotes for students

Sometimes, school is not fun. Been there, done that.

Especially when you have a failing grade, it becomes hard to motivate yourself.

You feel tired, lazy, stressed out, and even procrastinate – the pressure of school slowly sucks the happiness out of you.

You know all of these make matters worse, but where do you start?

Yes, you have your friends and teachers to motivate you. But in the quiet of the night when you’re alone with your thoughts and feelings, what do you have to inspire you?

inspirational quotes for students

What is an inspirational message?

Inspirational quotes are positive words of wisdom that can make an impact on your life. It has an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life.

When you are uninspired, unmotivated, or overwhelmed with school, inspirational quotes for students will give you the boost to stay strong amidst difficulties.

The right words at the right time will always lift your spirit up. So don’t give up on studying because of bad grades and failures.

Here are 120 inspirational quotes for students that you can keep handy for those times:

Inspirational quotes for students about success

Inspirational quotes for students about success

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

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

Strive for progress, not perfection.

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing. – Philippos

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

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

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

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

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

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

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. – Dwayne Johnson

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Inspirational quotes for students about hard work

The best way to predict your future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills

If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything. – Carli Lloyd

The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest. – Deepika Padukone

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King

With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything. – Antoine Griezmann

Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work. – Kevin Eubanks

Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to beat. – Robert Griffin III

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. – Zig Ziglar

If people only knew how hard I’ve worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn’,t seem so wonderful at all. – Michelangelo

Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it, you don’t have a chance. – Alex Rodriguez

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

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. – Margaret Mead

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream. – Tommy Hilfiger

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. – Robert Half

I believe that anyone can be what they want to be; it just comes down to hard work. – Kiesza

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. – Harry Golden

Inspirational quotes for students about overcoming procrastination

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – Will Rogers

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder. – Mason Cooley

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. – Wayne Gretzky

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. – Napoleon Hill

My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination. – Ron Cooper

I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. – Denzel Washington

Good procrastination should feel like you’re inserting lots and lots of commas into the sentence of your life. – Ze Frank

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well. – Mark Twain

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso

You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin

Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after. – Oscar Wilde

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. – Denis Waitley

A year from now you may wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. – Abraham Lincoln

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now. – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating. – Ella Varner

The hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old. – Oscar Wilde

Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters. – Pandora Poikilos

Inspirational quotes for students to stop making excuses

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 Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. – George Washington

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. – Jordan Belfort

At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets. – Steve Maraboli

Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help. – Criss Jami

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day! – Steve Maraboli

Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them. – John Wooden

Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now — look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do. – John Steinbeck

There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses. – Toba Beta

I attribute my success to this:—I never gave or took an excuse. – Florence Nightingale

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life. – Roy T. Bennett

To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness. – Agatha Christie

We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams. – Steve Maraboli

The heart has its reasons but the mind makes the excuses. – Amit Abraham

The trouble with excuses, however, is that they become inevitably difficult to believe after they’ve been used a couple of times. – Scott Spencer

No one ever excused his way to success. – Dave Del Dotto

Do not make excuses, whether it’s your fault or not. – George Patton

Don’t use your past as an excuse, excuse your excuses and take action now!!! – Bernard Kelvin Clive

Don’t make excuses. Some of life’s biggest heartaches come from missed opportunities and lame excuses. – Kandi Steiner

Inspirational quotes for students about perseverance

The journey is the reward. – Chinese Proverb

You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston S. Churchill

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

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

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

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

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. – Henry Ford

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. – Ed Cole

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

Never, never, never give in! – Winston S. Churchill

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

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

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. – Roy T. Bennett

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston S. Churchill

Inspirational quotes for students to believe in one’s self

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. – Chantal Sutherland

Always believe in yourself and keep going. You don’t have to have the most talent in the world. You don’t have to be the smartest person in the world. If you persist and you persist and you persist, you will be successful. – Dean Cain

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale

Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them. – Stacy London

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. – Roy T. Bennett

The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. – C. JoyBell C.

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. – Roy T. Bennett

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible. – Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way. – Roy T. Bennett

Your time is way too valuable to be wasted on people that can’t accept who you are. – Turcois Ominek

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up. – Richelle E. Goodrich

Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for. – Turcois Ominek

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. – Stephanie Lahart

The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others. – Roy T. Bennett

They will always tell you that you can’t do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up. – Bob Marley

Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for. – Roy Bennett

Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be you proving them wrong. – Jennifer Van Allen

Real men don’t dance to other people’s tune, instead, they play for others to dance. – Michael Bassey Johnson

The lesson…

Inspirational quotes for students can be sources of guidance when you need the motivation to study.

Remember that failure is not final. In fact, it doesn’t matter how many times you fail.

What matters is you never give up.

Are you mentally tough?

Resilience and mental toughness are key attributes to living your best life. They determine how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down, from battling an illness, to dealing with challenging emotions, to carrying on after a relationship has ended.

In The Art of Resilience: A Practical Guide to Developing Mental Toughness, we outline exactly what it means to be mentally tough and equip you with 10 resilience-building tools that you can start using today.

Check it out here.

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Jude Paler

Written by Jude Paler

I am a poet with a positive outlook in life and a writer with a purpose in mind. I write to express my thoughts so that others will be inspired.

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