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95+ Best Motivational Quotes for Students to Study Hard in 2024


Astrid Tran 27 December, 2023 12 min read

I can, therefore I am.”

Simone Weil

As students, we'll all hit points when motivation wavers and turning that next page seems like the last thing we want to do. But within these tried and true words of inspiration are the jolts of encouragement exactly when you need them most.

These motivational quotes for students to study hard will encourage you to learn, to grow and to reach your full potential.

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Best Motivational Quotes for Students to Study hard

When we study, we often struggle to get motivated. Here are the 40 motivational quotes for students to study hard from the greatest historical figures.

1. The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” 

— Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath (1452 - 1519).

2. “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets.”

– Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath (1452 - 1519).

3. “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” 

Thomas Edison, American inventor (1847 - 1931).

4. There’s no substitute for hard work.”

Thomas Edison, American inventor (1847 - 1931).

5. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” 

Aristotle - Greek philosopher (384 BC - 322 BC).

6. “Fortune favors the bold.”

― Virgil,  Roman poet (70 - 19 BC).

7. “Courage is grace under pressure.”

― Ernest Hemingway, American novelist (1899 - 1961).

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Inspirational and motivational quotes for students to study hard

8. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

― Walt Disney, American animation film producer (1901 - 1966)

9. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

― Walt Disney, American animation film producer (1901 - 1966)

10. “Your talents and abilities will improve over time, but for that, you have to start”

― Martin Luther King, American minister (1929 - 1968).

11. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

― Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809 - 1865).

12. “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.” 

― Pelé, Brazillian pro footballer (1940 - 2022).

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

― Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942 - 2018).

14. “If you're going through hell, keep going.”

― Winston Churchill, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1874 - 1965).

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Motivational quotes for students to study hard

15. “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

― Nelson Mandela, Former president of South Africa (1918-2013).

16. There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

― Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa (1918-2013).

17. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

― Nelson Mandela, Former president of South Africa (1918-2013).

18. “Time is money.”

― Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States (1706 - 1790)

19. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

― Muhammad Ali, American professional boxer (1942 - 2016)

20. “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

― Julius Caesar, Former Roman dictator (100BC - 44BC)

21. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

― Elbert Hubbard, American writer (1856-1915)

22. “Practice makes perfect.”

― Vince Lombardi, American football coach (1913-1970)

22. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

― Arthur Ashe, an American tennis player (1943-1993)

23. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

― Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President (1743 - 1826)

24. “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that cannot read them”

― Mark Twain, an American writer (1835 - 1910)

25. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar Him.”

― Charles Dickens, a famous English writer, and social critic (1812 - 1870)

26. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

― Henry Ford, American industrialist (1863 - 1947)

27. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

― Henry Ford, American industrialist (1863 -1947)

28. “All happiness depends on courage and work.”

― Honore de Balzac, French author (1799 - 1850)

29. “The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.”

— Steve Jobs, American business magnate (1955 - 2011)

30. “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”

― Bruce Lee, Famous Martial Artist, and Movie Star (1940 - 1973)

31. “I attribute my success to this: I never took nor gave any excuses.” 

―  Florence Nightingale, English statistician (1820 -1910).

32. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

―  Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President (1859 -1919)

33. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time”

― Charles Dickens, Famous English Writer, and Social Critic (1812 - 1870)

best motivational quotes for students to study hard
Best motivational quotes for students to study hard

34. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

— Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist (1879 - 1955)

35. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.”

— Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist (1879 - 1955)

36. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

— Victor Hugo, a French Romantic writer, and politician (1802 - 1855)

37. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States (1884 -1962)

38. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.”

― Vladimir Lenin, the former member of the Constituent Assembly of Russia (1870 -1924)

39. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

― Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian lawyer (1869 - 19948).

40. “I think, therefore I am.”

― René Descartes, a French philosopher (1596 - 1650).

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More motivational quotes for students to study hard

Do you want to have the inspiration to kick off your day full of energy? Here are 50+ more Motivational quotes for students to study hard from famous people and celebrities around the world.

41. “Do what is right, not what is easy.”

― Roy T. Bennett, a writer (1957 - 2018)

45. All of us don’t have equal talents. But all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

— Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, an Indian aerospace scientist (1931 -2015)

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Motivational quotes for students to study hard

46. “Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being Successful means that you are working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.” 

―  Marlon Wayans, an American actor

47. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”

― Carmelo Anthony, an American former professional basketball player

48. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, it’s okay.” 

― Madonna, The Queen of Pop

49. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” 

― Serena Williams, a famous tennis player

50. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” 

― Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s most decorated athlete

51. “If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.” 

― Oprah Winfrey, a well-known American media proprietor

52. “For those who don’t believe in themselves, hard work is worthless.” 

― Masashi Kishimoto, a famous Japanese Manga artist

53. I always say that practice gets you to the top, most of the time.” 

― David Beckham, Famous Sportsman

54. “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.”

― Dwayne Johnson, an actor, and former pro-wrestler

55. “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, an American actor (1952 -2004)

56. “Never let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.”

— Anonymous

57. “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” 

― Rosa Parks, an American activist (1913 - 2005)

58. “Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” 

― William A. Ward, a motivational writer

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

―  Robert Collier, a self-help author

60. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” 

― Beyoncé, a 100 million record-selling artist

61. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

― H.G. Wells, an English writer, and sci-fi author

62. “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”

― Malcolm Gladwell, an English-born Canadian journalist and author

63 . “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” 

― Michael John Bobak, a contemporary artist

64 . “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” 

―  Brian Tracy, a motivational public speaker

65 . “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find excuses.” 

― Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur and motivational speaker

66. “If you’ve never tried, how will you know if there’s any chance?” 

― Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba Group

67. “A year from now on you may wish you had started today.” 

― Karen Lamb, Famous English Author

68. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.”

― Mason Cooley, an American aphorist (1927 - 2002 )

69. “Don’t wait until everything is right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges. obstacles and less-than-perfect conditions. So what. Get started now.” 

― Mark Victor Hansen, an American Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

70. “A system is only as effective as your level of commitment to it.”

― Audrey Moralez, a writer/speaker/coach

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Motivational Quotes for students to study hard

71. “Not being invited to the parties and sleepovers in my hometown made me feel hopelessly lonely, but because I felt alone, I would sit in my room and write the songs that would get me a ticket somewhere else.”

― Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter

72. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

― Maria Robinson, an American politician

73. “Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.”

― Ken Poirot, a writer

74. “Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for ‘just getting the job done.’ Excel!”

― Tom Hopkins, a trainer

75. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

― Beverly Sills, an American operatic soprano (1929 - 2007)

76. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

―  Tim Notke, a South African scientist

77. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

― John Wooden, an American basketball coach (1910 -2010)

78. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

― Stephen King, an American writer

79. “Let them sleep while you grind, let them party while you work. The difference will show.” 

― Eric Thomas, an American motivational speaker

80. “I'm really looking forward to seeing what life brings to me.”

― Rihanna, a Barbadian singer

81. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

― Joshua J. Marine, an author 

82. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started”

― Dawson Trotman, an evangelist (1906 - 1956)

83. “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.”

— Chinese Proverb

84. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

― Japanese Proverb

85. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

— B.B. King, American blues singer-songwriter

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

― Malcolm X, an American Muslim minister (1925 - 1965)

87. “I think it's possible to ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”

— Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla

88. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

― Milton Berle, an American actor and comedian (1908 - 2002)

89. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

— Andy McIntyre, an Australian rugby union player

90. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

― Gail Devers, an Olympic athlete

91. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

― Walter Elliot, British civil servant in colonial India (1803 - 1887)

92. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

― Dr. Seuss, an American writer (1904 - 1991)

93. “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”

― Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur (1930 - 2009)

94. “Everything’s always ending. But everything’s always beginning, too.”

― Patrick Ness, an American-British writer

95. “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”

― Zig Ziglar, an American writer (1926 - 2012)

Bottom Line

Did you find it better after reading any of the 95 motivational quotes for students to study hard? Whenever you feel trapped, don't forget to "breathe through, breathe deep and breathe out", said Taylor Swift and speak out loud whatever motivational quotes for students to study hard you like.

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