50 Motivational Quotes for Students to Start the New Term

Everyone wishes that the holidays last forever. It’s fun having not to worry about tests and assignments, but getting an education is more important. Education broadens and sharpens your mind adequately equipping you to take on the world.

Knowing the importance of education does not guarantee motivation to work hard. These quotes are what you need to keep you up on your game and ready to tackle the term with enthusiasm and focus.

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Winston Churchill Quote on Success
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“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

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

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

“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

Shiv Khera Quote on Success

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Brian Tracy

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

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking

“Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket.” – Mark Caine

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

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

“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

Malcolm X Quote on Education

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

“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

“Success doesn’t come to you, you’ve got to go to it.” – Marva Collins

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

“Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” – Dan Millman

“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.” – Rachel Corrie

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

Jim Ryun Quote on Motivation

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

“The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” – Sun Yat-sen

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quote on Future

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Education enables the humans to achieve their fullest mental and physical potential in both personal and social life.” – Abhijit Naskar

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” -Theodore N. Vail

“No profit grows where there is no pleasure taken. In brief, sir, study what you most affect.” – William Shakespeare

“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

Theodore N. Vail Quote on Overcoming Difficulties

Succeeding in school is a vital step in developing a remarkable career or being a successful entrepreneur, which translates to living your dreams. Inspire yourself with these quotes, and as they say “Work hard now and enjoy the fruits of your labor later.”


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