Top 213 Inspirational Quotes & Thoughts For Students in Schools/College

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Inspirational quotes is secret of staying motivated in school & college life. so we put together wonderful words of encouragement for college students. inspirational quotes for college students

 

  • Procrastination is the thief of time. – Edward Young
  • There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – General Colin Powell
  • Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. – David Bly
  • There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. – Zig Ziglar
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. – Robert Collier
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  •  It is well to remind ourselves that anxiety signifies a conflict, and so long as a conflict is going on, a constructive solution is possible. – Rollo May
  • Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X
  • A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank
  • Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston
  • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
  • You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
  • The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity. … Don’t stop to marvel. – Albert Einstein
  • 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
  • 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
  • When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent van Gogh
  • 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
  • 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
  • It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary
  • You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday. – Charles F. Kettering
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis
  • The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson
  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown
  • Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. – Woody Allen
  • Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews
  • Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore N. Vail
  • Quality is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
  • There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition. – Steven J. Ross
  • Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D. Larson
  • 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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. – Jackson Brown Jr.
  • Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. – Washington Irving
  • All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak
  • Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan
  • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. – Dale Carnegie
  • Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun
  •  Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. – Frederick Douglass
  • Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. – Malcolm
  • Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. -Frederick Douglass
  • We may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!! – Frederick Douglass
  •  Read! read! read! And never stop until you discover the knowledge of the Universe. – Marcus Garvey
  • If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. – Marcus Garvey
  •  A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey
  •  Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. – Albert Einstein
  •  We must cherish our samenesses because we have many more samenesses than we do differences…and our main sameness is they we are all God’s children. – Max Heller
  • He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices. – Carlo Goldoni
  • The earth is too small a planet and we too brief visitors for anything to matter more than the struggle for peace.” – Coleman McCarthy
  • Diversity and Inclusion is a key business imperative for us. – Antonio Perez
  •  The whole barrier exists because most people never come together and sit down at the table…join together, break bread together, and celebrate their differences and their likenesses. – Oprah Winfrey
  • [The] spirit of brotherhood, or solidarity, is precisely what the world needs more of today. Solidarity with our fellow humans, solidarity between nations, and solidarity towards our planet Earth. – Oscar Arias Sanchez
  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices. – Henry David Thoreau
  • [People] may look different or be dressed differently, or may have a different education or position. But they are all the same. They are all people to be loved. They are all hungry for love. – Mother Teresa
  • If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from peace. – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Indeed, the challenge of the new millennium is surely to find ways to achieve international – or better, intercommunity – cooperation wherein human diversity is acknowledged and the rights of all are respected. – The Dalai Lama
  • We were not born with the unhealthy habits we carry. We had to learn them. So we can unlearn them, and help others do the same. – Riane Eisler
  • Love has no meaning if it isn’t shared. Love has to be put in action. You have to love without expectation, to do something for love itself, not for what you may receive. If you expect something in return, then it isn’t love, because true love loves without conditions and expectations. – Mother Teresa
  • [in the human family] there are no outsiders. All are insiders. Black and white, rich and poor, gay and straight, Jew and Arab, Palestinian and Israeli, Roman Catholic and Protestant, Serb and Albanian, Hutu and Tutsi, Muslim and Christian, Buddhist and Hindu, Pakistani and Indian- all belong. – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  •  Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. – Malcolm Forbes
  • We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  •  A leader is someone who is self-directed and does not allow anyone to place barriers. – Paulette Brown
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – James Crook
  • I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead
  • Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. There was no one there. – Author Unknown
  •  While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated. – Dr. Maya Angelou
  • You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin
  • The function of freedom is to free someone else. –  Toni Morrison
  •  Nothing will work unless you do.  – Maya Angelou
  •  Leadership is the ability to see a problem and then seek a solution and ACT – without sitting back and hoping and waiting for someone else to tackle it. – Evangeline Mitchell
  •  The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free. – Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Leaders are a repairer of the breach. A partner across cultures and oceans. – Judge LaJune Lange
  • .. and justice is really love in calculation. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Love creates hope and embraces future possibilities. – John Hope Bryant
  • I had learned early in life that if you want something, you had better make some noise. – Malcolm X
  • The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves. – Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. – Horace Mann
  • Until we are all free, none of us are free. – Emma Lazarus
  • Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. – Khalil Gibran
  • They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. – Mexican Proverb
  • Liberty for all; chains for none. – Frederick Douglass
  • We cannot be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X
  • Men must not only know, they must act. – W.E.B. Dubois
  • When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.  – Paul Robeson
  • In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Love is manifested through service to others. – John Hope Bryant
  • The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society. – Justice Thurgood Marshall
  • Everyone wants a voice in human freedom. There’s a fire burning inside of all of us. – Lech Walesa
  • Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. – Cornel West
  • If you join a fight for social justice you may win or lose, but just by being part of the struggle, you win, and your life will be better for it. – Howard Zinn
  • You lose nothing when fighting for a cause… In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about. – Muhammad Ali
  • It’s time for those of us who have a voice to speak out for life, for love and for justice  – Chaka Khan
  • When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him. – Bayard Rustin
  • The new definition of freedom today is self-determination. – John Hope Bryant
  •  If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou
  • A focus on services begs the question: what do you have to give others? – John Hope Bryant
  • If it is true, if it is beautiful, if it is honorable, if it is right, then claim it. – Rob Bell
  • You receive from the world what you give to the world. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself and about yourself. – Iyanla Vanzant
  •  Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. – Maya Angelou
  • The reality is, you either stagnate or you grow. – Justice Alan C. Page
  • Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. – Howard Zinn
  • Silence is a source of great strength.  – Lao Tzu
  • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy
  • There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. – Indira Gandhi
  •  We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. – Dr. Wangari Maathai
  • Leaders can change the world if they are willing to take a courageous stand. – Saran Crayton
  • If there is something you care about, make a commitment to do something now- starting with today.  And choose to live a meaningful and purpose-driven life where you care about people and issues that are much greater than yourself. – Evangeline Mitchell
  • It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. – Robert Greenleaf
  • Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mohandas Gandhi
  • Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed. – Rabbi Heschel
  • My life is my message. – Mohandas Gandhi
  • I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou
  • I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that, then I realized “I AM SOMEBODY.  – Lily Tomlin
  • The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader is a servant. – Max DePree
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John Maxwell
  • I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith. – Betty Shabazz
  • I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before. – Sidney Poitier
  • What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you. – Ralph Sockman
  • I’ve only just a minute,
    Only sixty seconds in it.
    Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,
    Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
    But it’s up to me to use it.
    I must suffer if I lose it,
    Give an account if I abuse it,
    Just a tiny little minute,
    But eternity is in it.”
  •  Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself. – Unknown
  • Grind while they sleep. Learn while they party. Live like they dream. – Unknown
  • The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins
  • Success doesn’t just come and find you, you have to go out and get it. – Unknown
  • Success is what comes after you stop making excuses. – Luis Galarza
  • Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Unknown
  • When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. – Eric Thomas
  • Your goals are the roadmaps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. – Les Brown
  • 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
  • An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. – Benjamin Frankin
  • Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. – Chinese proverb
  • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. – Andy McIntyre
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats
  • The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. – B. B. King
  • Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety. – Abraham Maslow
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
  • The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. – Aristotle
  • Push yourself because no one else is going to do it. – Unknown
  • Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen. – Unknown
  • Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. – Les Brown
  • Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
  • A year from now…we’ll see who was really working. – Unknown
  • You won’t get much done if you grind only on the days you feel good. – Unknown
  • Don’t try to be perfect. Just try to be better than you were yesterday. – Unknown
  • You are the only one who can limit your greatness. – Unknown
  • You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest. – Unknown
  • A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand
  •  A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  • A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. –Shelby Foote
  • Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
  • All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  •  And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
  • Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell
  • Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. – Muhammad Ali
  • Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
  • Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
  • Do something now; your future self will thank you for later –unknown
  • Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain
  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
  • Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  • Fall seven times and stand up eight.
  • Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
  • For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. – Live the life you have imagined.
  • Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
  • How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard? – A.Milne
  • I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott
  • I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. – Helen Keller
  • I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. –Thomas A. Edison
  • If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. – Thomas Peters
  • If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. –Frank Zappa
  • It’s not too late to change your majors or set your sight on a different path. You are the master of your own fate.
  • Just be yourself, because on the inside, that’s what makes every person beautiful inside and out.
  • Keep high aspiration, moderate expectations and small needs.
  • Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. – Pablo Picasso
  • Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point. – Harold B Melchar
  • Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months. They’re like dog months. –Rainbow Rowell
  • Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nothing is impossible, the world itself says, I’m possible.
  • Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport. –unknown
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A Edison
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. –Thomas A. Edison
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. –Winston Churchill
  • Success is liking yourself liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers
  • The friends you make in college are friends you’ll have for life, even if you don’t talk for years at a time. –Jessica Park
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
  • The most wasted of days is the one without laughter. – e.e. Cummings
  • The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Unknown
  • The only source of knowledge is experience. –Albert Einstein
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. – Unknown
  • The question is not who is going to let me; It’s who is going to stop me. – Unknown
  • There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis
  • Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. – Henri L.Bergson
  • Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. –Mark Twain
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
  • What if I fail? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson
  • What lies hind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln
  • When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. –Alexander Graham Bell
  • You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.

 

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