The Struggle is Real in Learning: Here are 73 Inspirational Quotes for Students

inspirational quotes for students

Almost all people in the world know the feeling of struggling when it comes to studying. Like for example, its exam week and you are supposed to be studying. But instead, you end up watching TV all day, playing games, text, and hanging out with your friends for an hour or more.

73 Inspirational and Motivating Quotes to Help Kick-Start Your Studying

I was once a college student, so I know all kinds of struggle in learning. You have to do your best in balancing your working time (if you’re a working student), studying, going to class, interning, and attempting to sneak in a bit of social life in your hectic schedule. This can suck big time!

Below, I have gathered a bunch of inspirational quotes for students and recent graduates. I hope that these quotes can help you with your study as it did with mine.

1.“There are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to get things done and those who do not want to make mistakes.” John Maxwell

2. “If people only knew how hard I have worked to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

3. “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games, and 26 times have I been trusted to make the game-winning shot but missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my whole life, and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

4. “You can spend minutes, days, hours, months or weeks over analyzing a situation and trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve or would’ve happened. Or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and just move on already.” – Tupac Shakur

5. “We should accept finite disappointment, but we should never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King

6. “I do not measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but on how high he can bounce when he hits the bottom.”  George S. Patton

7. “You should thrive for success, and not for perfection.” – Unknown

8. “Good things come to people who wait, but much better things come to those who go out and get them on their own.” – Unknown

9. “Do not let ‘what you cannot do’ interfere with what ‘you can do.’” – John Wooden

10. “Remember, there are no shortcuts to any place that is worth going to.” – Beverly Sills

11. “If you are neutral during a situation of injustice, then you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu

12. “Sooner or later, your works will speak for itself. When outlasting the critics, it would feel like it will take a very long time, but you are more patient that they ever are.” – Seth Godin

13. “We live in a world where there are no limits for those who can make results. The faster you use what you have learned in executing results, the sooner you’ll get your GPA. No matter how abysmal or impressive it is, it won’t matter.” – Tony Robins

14. “Every day for the rest of your life, you will have to choose. Do you want yourself to fit in, or do you want to embark yourself on the lonely pursuit of greatness?” – Ray Allen

15. “You have to be odd to become number 1.” – Dr. Seuss

16. “Try to live every day like Elle Woods after she was told by Warner that she wasn’t smart enough for law school.” – Unknown

17. “You do your job and keep your job. If you do it well, you get a much better job.” – Unknown

18. “Between successful and unsuccessful people, they do not vary greatly in their abilities. But they vary in their desires to reach their potential.” John Maxwell

19. “Some people only dream of accomplishing great things. While others stay awake and make it happen.” – Unknown

20. “Do not say that you don’t have enough time. You actually have the same number of hours a day that were given to Pasteur, Mother Theresa, Helen Keller, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, and Leonardo Da Vinci.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

21. “The pain that you feel today will be the strength that you will feel tomorrow. Every challenge that you encounter the next day is the opportunity for you to grow.” – Unknown

22. “You don’t drown by falling into the water, but you drown by staying in it.” – Ed Cole

23. “Our greatest weakness will lie by giving up. The most certain way for you to succeed is to always just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

24. “Start where you are right now. Use all that you have. Do everything that you can.” – Arthur Ashe

25. “Success is the result of small efforts, they are repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

26. “I didn’t regret the things that I’ve done. But I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

27. “You have to get out of bed every morning with determination if you want to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

28. “Failure is your best opportunity to start again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

29. “The secret of success is by doing the common things uncommonly well.” John D. Rockefeller

30. “If you don’t know, the best thing that you could do is not to get scared, but to learn.” – Unknown

31. “The best way that you can predict your future is by creating it.” – Abraham Lincoln

32. “Success is not an accident. It is the result of hard work, learning, perseverance, sacrifice, and most of all, by loving what you are doing or just learning to do.” – Pele

33. “Success is by walking from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill

34. “It does not matter where you’ll go and what you’re going to study, what matters most is what you share with yourself and for the world.” – Santosh Kalwar

35. “If education was the same as information, the encyclopedias would be one of the greatest sages in the world.” – Abhijit Naskar

36. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No other reasons or principle could contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

37. “If you have a dream, you can spend your lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is by getting it started.” – Drew Houston

38. “Become miserable or try motivating yourself. Whatever you would do, it’ll always be your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

39. “What seems to us as a bitter trial is often a blessing in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

40. “The number one reason why most people never reach their goals is that they do not define them, or has ever seriously considered them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Waitley

41. “You should trust because you are willing to take the risk, not just because it is safe or certain.” – Unknown

42. “It would always seem impossible until it is done.” – Unknown

43. “If you want to be better, then go get better yourself.” – Unknown

44. “Endurance is common, but endurance is rare.” – Unknown

45. “The difference between a stepping stone and a stumbling block is by how high you can raise your foot.” – Unknown

46. “The only place where you can see success comes before work would be in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon

47. “Without mathematics, there would be nothing that you can do. Everything around you has mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” – Shakuntala Devi

48. “Experience, the most brutal of the teachers. But you’ll learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis

49. “It’ll be much wiser to find out than to just suppose.” – Mark Twain

50. “Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.” –Will Rogers

51. “Education enables you to achieve your fullest mental and physical potential in both your personal and social life.” – Abhijit Naskar

52. “No profit grows where there is no pleasure taken. In brief, sir, study what will have the most effect on you.” – William Shakespeare

53. “Challenges are what make your life more interesting. And by overcoming them is what makes your life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine

54. “Do not let your victories go to your head, or let your failures go to your heart.” – Unknown

55. “There is no masterpiece that was ever created by a lazy artist.” – Unknown

56. “If you really want to make a permanent change, you should stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of yourself!” – T. Harv Eker

57. “All kinds of progress takes place outside your comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

58. “You may have to fight a battle more than just once to successfully win it.” –Margaret Thatcher

59. “I am very thankful for all those people who said no to me. It’s because of them that I have finally done it myself.” – Unknown

60. “Do not wish that it was easier, but wish that you were better.” – Jim Rohn

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

62. “The difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is that little ‘extra.’”- Unknown

63. “Do not wait to strike until the iron gets hot, rather make it hot by striking.” –William Butler Yeats

64. “Acquiring knowledge for yourself is the most fruitful effort that you can do.” –Eraldo Banovac

65. “No matter how old you are, be a student as long as you still have something to learn about, and this will mean all your life.” – Henry L. Doherty

66. “Whatever you can do, or dream that you can do, you should begin it. Boldness has power, genius, and magic in it. Go begin it now.” – Goethe

67. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.” – Mortimer Adler

68. “If you are going through hell, you should keep going.” Winston Churchill

69. “No one can go back and start a new beginning again, but anyone who can start today can make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

70. “Live as if you are going to die tomorrow. And learn as if you are going to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

71. “You can overcome the real difficulties. The only things that are unconquerable are the imaginary ones.” – Theodore N. Vail

72. “Education is the key to success in life, and all the teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz

73. “Do not let your success determine your happiness, instead let your happiness decide your success for you.” – Salah Barhoum

Final Thoughts

A lot of students have experienced a lot of terrible times and has only thought that the only option they have was to give up. Yes, school life can be hard wherein sometimes could push us down and bring the worst out of us. However, as one of the most famous saying, a diamond will not shine without being polished with friction. So, to have a great future ahead, you must overcome all the challenges that you face every day, whether if it is in school, in your home, or your work.

Remember, all the challenges that you face can be overcome. So take courage and face your problems head-on.