Inspirational Quotes for Students

During times of triumph in college, sometimes it takes a little extra motivation to get through those days that are packed with seemingly endless reading, assignments, tests, quizzes, and extra-curriculars. Here is a little food for thought and inspirational quotes for students as you pursue your education:


“A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.”
- Horace Mann

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
- John Dewey

“Every educated person is a future enemy.”
- Martin Bormann

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
- William Butler Yeats

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”
- Aeschylus

Pushing Through – Inspiration for College Students

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
- Aristotle

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
- Raymond Chandler

“They can because they think they can.”
- Virgil

“Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.”
- Dennis Waitley

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

“Change yourself and fortune will change with you.”
- Portugese Proverb

“Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves.”
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Whether you are a psychology degree student, or a business major, hopefully these quotes will provide that extra boost of motivation for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Education is something that can never be taken away from you. During those hard days where you just feel like quitting, remember that you are positioning your life for a satisfying career, more lifelong learning potential, and more.

About Allison Freeland

Allie Freeland is the Editor-in-Chief of She has been a professional writer for a decade and received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. She brings a wealth of information about higher education, online degrees, college life, and career advice. Follow her on G+.