25 Motivational Quotes for Students

Everyone has their moments of weakness where you need a bit of a pick-me-up, a little piece of advice that gets you past a difficult episode and through to the next moment. There are quotes that have been around for many years that have motivated generations of people to keep pressing forward. They can work for university students too.  Sure, the years at university are supposed to be some of the best in your life, but there are ups and downs just as there are throughout life. Sometimes some words of wisdom can get over a hurdle and moving forward again. Here are 25 motivational quotes for students, hopefully they will help you get through exams!


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You’re in school by choice, working toward building a life for yourself. But sometimes you can lose your way, and wonder what it’s all about. Here’s some help on that front.

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. – Anatole France

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. – Robert Frost

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. – Plato


Some days you just don’t see how what it is that you’re doing will make a difference – in your life or in anyone else’s. But rest assured, you’re efforts will make a difference, if not now then in the not too distant future.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.- Robert Louis Stevenson

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. – Napoleon Hill


Fail a test, need to repeat a course, questioning your choice of majors – all these and more can eventually cause you to wonder what’s the use? No matter what, always keep pressing forward, even if you have to change direction a bit.

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

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

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James


Why are you at school studying? At some point you had a dream for your life, and this is how you got here. Never lose touch with your dreams – they’re the blueprint of your future.

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. – Edgar Cayce

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve


Happiness…that’s the end game, isn’t it? But sometimes the twists and turns of life can make us forget that. And when it does, we can be reduced to going through the motions. Never allow yourself to lose your happiness.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

And here’s bonus quote about courage that I just like. You may be familiar with it if you if you’ve ever seen the movie Princess Diaries:

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

If you know someone who would benefit from these, please share!

(Source: BrainyQuote.com)

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