50 Motivational Quotes to study and be inspired

by | Oct 17, 2021

As a student, there are surely days where you feel down with a lack of motivation.

And this might suck you in an endless cycle of procrastination where you feel unconfident about upcoming exams or discouraged about bad grades.

At times like this, you might need some words of wisdom to wake up (metaphorically) and motivate you to get back on track.

So, we’ve put together a list of 50 motivational quotes about studying to inspire you in your educational journey.

Motivational Quotes on Perseverance

Perseverance is the key to success. These quotes motivate you to study harder and persevere through setbacks.

1. We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. – Helen Keller

2. Courage and perseverance make difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

3. If you get tired, learn to rest and not quit.

4. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.  -Thomas Edison

5. If you cannot endure the pain of struggle, you will not have the prize of success.

6. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

7. Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.

8. If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

9. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started in the first place.

10. You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. – Ed Cole

Motivational Quotes on having a Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset of working towards your goals and focusing on improving yourself is important.

These motivational quotes would inspire you to study with a good mentality.

11. Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Sherman Finesilver

12. Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Nelson Mandela

13. Every mistake you make is progress.

14. Strive for progress and not perfection.

15. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

16. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford

17. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

18. Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.- Roger Crawford

19. Your attitude determines your direction.
We are all a work in progress with still so much to learn.

20. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

Aside from these inspirational study quotes, you can check out these self-improvement books that could help you as well!

Motivational Quotes on Studying Hard

Studying hard

In order to achieve your goals, you have to put in your utmost effort to study hard and work towards them.

For some motivation, you can take note of these quotes that would inspire you to study and do the best that you can.

21. Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.

22. Nothing worth having comes easy.

23. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. – Oprah Winfrey

24. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

25. There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas Edison

26. A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. – Colin Fowell

27. You get what you work for, not what you wish for.

28. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohm

Motivational Quotes on Stopping Procrastination

It is vital for us to overcome procrastination, as it only makes things more difficult for us in the long run.

The following quotes might give you the motivation to start studying and stop procrastinating.

29. A day can slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do. – Bill Watterson

30. Procrastination is the thief of time. – Edward Young

31. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

32. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar

33. Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well. – Mark Twain

34. Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. – Jules Renard

35. Don’t wait until tomorrow to do something you can definitely do today.

36. If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale

If you know you need to stop procrastinating after reading these inspirational study quotes, study techniques like the Pomodoro method will help you study more productively.

Motivational Quotes on Self-Worth

Disappointed by bad results? Here are some encouraging quotes on improving your self-worth as a student to let you know that you are not your grades.

37. Grades don’t define you or your future- your character does.

38. Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

39. Self-doubt is the anchor that keeps our ships from sailing.

40. You are not your mistakes; they are what you did, not who you are. -Lisa Libberman Wang

41. Forget the mistake, remember the lesson.

Motivational Quotes on Self-Care

These encouraging self-care quotes for students would help in reminding you to take care of yourself and maximise your study potential.

42. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

43. Nobody’s perfect, so give yourself credit for everything you’re doing right and be kind to yourself when you struggle. – Lori Deschene

44. In this game, everyone needs a break to refuel, recharge and jump back in full throttle. – Helen Edwards

Apart from these encouraging quotes for students, you can also follow these self-care Instagram accounts that provide content to help cope with your stresses as a student.

Motivational Quotes for Exams

Student doing exam

If you need a final boost of confidence before your exams, these exam motivation quotes can help put you in the right mindset.

45. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Benjamin Spock

46. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. -Maya Angelou

47. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

48. Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul, even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda

49. You create your luck by working for what you want.

50. Don’t stress, do your best, forget about the rest.

Final Notes

Hopefully, these motivational quotes on studying would give you the determination to develop good study habits and a positive mindset.

You can use these quotes for study motivation by constantly reminding yourself when you face difficulties. You can also share these quotes around to encourage your friends during difficult study periods!

Other than these inspirational study quotes, you can check out these strategies to motivate yourself to study.

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