51 Best Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Students

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A wise thought, a life story, an achievement, an inspiring photograph- there are several things to inspire you and divert the mind to positive thoughts.

No one can say that what type of incident or saying is able to bring changes in their life. It’s a natural process and happens without any manual intervention.

People are often searching for inspiring quotes during difficulties. They want to get inspired from the wordings of popular personalities and overcome the present situation.

In this post, we bring 51 best inspirational quotes for the students.

1.  I’m not going to school just for the academics – I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning. 

— Emma Watson

2. A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.

— Robert Orben

3. One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.

—  A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

4. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace, and understanding. I am still learning.

— Muhammad Ali

5. To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.

— George W. Bush

6. The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new – and sometimes unexpected – directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations. A liberal arts education is designed to equip students for just such flexibility and imagination.

—  Drew Gilpin Faust

7. A journey to a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

8. Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

9. A director makes 100 decisions an hour. Students ask me how you know how to make the right decision, and I say to them, ‘If you don’t know how to make the right decision, you’re not a director.’

George Lucas

10. I believe that every person is born with talent.

Maya Angelou

11. 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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

12. I was born 50 years after slavery, in 1913. I was allowed to read. My mother, who was a teacher, taught me when I was a very young child. The first school I attended was a small building that went from first to sixth grade. There was one teacher for all of the students. There could be anywhere from 50 to 60 students of all different ages.

Rosa Parks

13. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

— Bill Cosby

14. The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime.

— Edward Tufte

15. 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.

— Dr. David M. Burns

16. Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man.

— Shakuntala Devi

17. Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

Oscar Wilde

18. The best teachers are those who keep students motivated, challenged and flourishing.

— John Kline

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

— Robert J. Collier

20. I had many moments of disappointment, despondency, and exhaustion, but I always found that by reading the literature and showing up at my lab looking at the data as they emerged day by day and discussing them with my students and postdoctoral fellows, I would gain a notion of what to do next.

— Eric Kandel

21. Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.

— Dale Turner

22. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

— Albert Einstein

23. To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.

— Dave Pelzer

24. You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.

— Morgan Wootten

25. You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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26. Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

— B. F. Skinner

27. Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.

— Pete Seeger

28. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

— Malcolm X

29. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

— Albert Einstein

30. Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

— C.S. Lewis

31. Nothing in this 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 and determination alone are omnipotent.

— Calvin Coolidge

32. 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

33. The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.

— Mortimer Adler

34. Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.

— William J.H. Boetcker

35.  A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure.

— Bernard Iddings Bell

36. The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

— John F. Kennedy

37. Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.
— Bill Gates

38. Draw strength from the knowledge that education will break the backs of poverty, disenfranchisement, and violence; that war is never inevitable but only a terrible failure of the imagination; and that love is stronger than hatred.

— Wally Lamb

39. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

— Nelson Mandela

40. One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.

— Malala Yousafzai

41. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

— Albert Einstein

42. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

43. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 2 or 8. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

— Moshe Arens

44. The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.

— B. B. King

45. Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.

— Nelson Mandela

46. Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

47. I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

— Paulo Coelho

48. Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

— Earl Nightingale

49. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

— Confucius

50. Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.

— Euripides

51. No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.

— Brad Henry


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  • Lovely post! Now and then we all need a little Inspiration and motivation. I think we should surround our self with people who motivate us.