Inspiring Life-Changing Quotes For Students

4 min readOct 2, 2021


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It’s not easy to go to college and prepare for the “real world.” There are a lot of expectations on your platter when you’re dealing with academics, studying, money, parental pressure, and needing to answer the big question: “What am I doing with my life?”

Being a student may be stressful whether you are a new university student, a graduate, preparing for finals, or in the midst of a semester still trying to get through your coursework.

Sometimes, though, all it takes is a little inspiration and insight to find the motivation to ace your college classes. And this story will help you with just that! Some inspirational quotes from amazing people all around the world that will help you and maybe even change your life. Read on!

Quotes for freshmen in University

  1. “Do something now; your future self will thank you for later.” — unknown
  2. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair
  3. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”– Maya Angelou
  4. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh
  5. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”– Steve Jobs
  6. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.”– Mary Anne Radmacher
  7. “Even the greatest were beginners. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.” — unknown
  8. “Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.” -unknown
  9. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”– Ralph Marston
  10. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” — Jillian Michaels

Quotes to push you to study harder!

  1. “Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” — Usain Bolt
  2. “Focus on doing the right things instead of a bunch of things.” — Mike Krieger
  3. Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” — Abraham Lincoln
  4. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” — Satya Nani
  5. “Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.”
  6. “Self-discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable.” — Dan Kennedy
  7. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee
  8. “It’s not about having time. It’s about making time.” — unknown
  9. “You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.” — unknown
  10. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney

Quotes that boost and build your determination

  1. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” — G.K. Nielson
  2. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn
  3. “Determination is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like doing it.” — unknown
  4. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb
  5. “You don’t want to look back and know you could have done better.” — unknown
  6. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” — Nicole
  7. “It never gets easier. You just get better.” — Jordan Hoechlin
  8. “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.” — unknown
  9. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” — Newt Gingrich
  10. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

Quotes For The Best Day aka Graduation Day!

  1. “There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. — Nelson Mandela
  2. “Everything’s always ending. But everything’s always beginning, too.” — Patrick Ness
  3. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
  4. “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse.” — Ed Koch
  5. “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  6. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland
  7. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” — Nora Roberts
  8. “Education is something we have to keep pursuing day after day.” — Premier Brian Gallant
  9. “No, the sky is not the limit. It is only the beginning.” — Donovan Livingston
  10. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
  11. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” — Vincent Van Gogh
  12. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.” — Anatole Franc

These inspirational quotes are only the beginning of your quest to become more motivated. This page must be bookmarked to keep you encouraged on days when you need a boost. You’ve got what it takes to overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

Whether you’re working toward a big goal or finishing a project, these motivational quotations will help you remember why you’re doing it. The most important thing to remember is that you will be your own best source of drive. It’s time to go get what you’ve always wanted.




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