21 Motivational Quotes That’ll Make You Want to Study Hard

Posted March 7, 2019, by Jenny Sakr

You got a monster-size assignment due in two days and you haven’t started. A big test tomorrow but you spend the night before procrastinating and scrolling through social media. Does this all sound too familiar? 

Getting motivated and staying motivated can be difficult but sometimes all you might need to pick you up is that one great quote that resonates with you. So without further ado, here are our top 21 quotes to inspire you during your study journey and cultivate a successful mindset. Print our your favourite, stick it about your study space and get that pick-me-up you need next time you’re in a study rut. 

 “You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose”

–Brian Tracy

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

– John Wooden 

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” 

– Unknown

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”

– John Maxwell

“Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”

–Albert Einstein

let your dreams be bigger than your fears

“Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow.”

  ― Richard Baxter

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

– Unknown

 “Just as the bird needs wings to fly, a leader needs useful information to flow. Leaders learn.”

― Israelmore Ayivor 

“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you”

– Unknown

work harder, do more

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin”

– Victor Kiam

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

– H. Jackson Brown Jr

“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”

– Shiv Khera

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”

– Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quote

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

– Beverly Sills

“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder”

– Mason Cooley

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started”

– Unknown

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

– Zig Ziglar

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”

– John. C Maxwell

reach for the moon


 “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.”

– Pele

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

– Martin Luther King

“The wonderful thing about learning something is that nobody can take it from us”

– BB King

Jenny Sakr
Jenny Sakr

Jenny found her way with words while interning during uni, since, she's produced articles on it all – from hair and beauty to homewares, travel, career advice and study tips. On a weekend you're most likely to find her lining up for a table at the latest cafe or restaurant.

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