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Top Motivational Quotes for Students


It happens to the majority of us. One day, we are rearing to go and giving our best. The next, we are in a lull, unmotivated to sit and study. At these times, we need a good dose of inspiration and encouragement. Look no further! We’ve rounded up the best motivational quotes for students to help see you through those days when you feel completely zapped of mental energy.

Write them on a post-it and stick it to your screen, hang them on your wall or even get them printed on your coffee mug to give you that much-needed boost.

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Motivational quote in a frame - remember why you startedFor when you need to focus on success

The road can be long and full of challenges as a student. Though you might face failures, it is important to stay focused on the end goal, which is a success. A great test score, the promise of graduation; success may look different to different people. Some students may feel successful passing an exam they never thought they could, while others strive to achieve that final grade which will give them a head start on a chosen career path.

It doesn’t matter what success looks like to you, however, it is important to keep your own personal goals in mind. Here are some of the best quotes on success to keep you motivated:

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

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

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

“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

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

For when you need the motivation to study hard

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Exams are just around the corner, you know you have to study hard but can’t get your head in the game. It’s easy to say, “I’ll start tomorrow for sure” or “Just one last episode”. And we all know how that goes…

At these times it is important to stay focused and motivated. If you can’t find that motivation to study hard, figure out why. Maybe you are too anxious, or too distracted by your roommates all the time. If so, talk to a friend or a counsellor or study in the library. But make a routine, make studying a habit and you will see yourself succeed in no time.

In the meantime, stay motivated with these fantastic quotes:

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

“Some people dream of accomplishing great things. Others stay awake and make it happen.” – Unknown

“It’s not about how bad you want it. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it.” – Unknown

“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

For when you’ve left things to the last minute

You wake up one day with the sickening realisation that your exams are just around the corner and there is no time left to procrastinate. It happens to the best of us, leaving things to the last minute. In fact, a North American study showed that over 70 per cent of students exhibit procrastination.

The natural solution everyone turns to is to cram everything they can from their textbooks. But since time is limited, smart studying is better than studying everything. A change in the environment also really helps in making studying effective.

Let’s check out some of the best motivational quotes which will help you lift your spirits in this situation:

“Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” — Charles Dickens

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill

“Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” — Kim Lyons

“Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” — William Arthur Ward

“No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.” — Steve Maraboli

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It is important to stay motivated as a student as it propels you towards success. Do you know any other great quotes that have helped you in your studies? Please share them with us at [email protected] We’d love to feature them so you can help inspire other fellow students!

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