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Inspiring Quotes for Students


Inspirational quotes for students   


Why did you look for inspirational quotes for students?  Is it because you are a parent with a child who is struggling at school, or with learning, or are they lacking motivation?  As a teacher and mother myself I totally relate. 

But...as difficult as it is to see our children and students struggle it is our job to help them through it with love and support but not by taking their struggle away and rescuing them from it.  


Ken Robinson (one of my own mentor's) states it best....


“When children aren’t given the space to struggle through things on their own,  they don’t learn to problem-solve very well.

They don’t learn to be confident in their own abilities,  and it can affect their self-esteem.” 
― Ken Robinson 


With each struggle they learn, but they can be learning, with us at their side, encouraging them on.  The more they exercise this 'struggle muscle' inside of them, the stronger it will get, until they are able to cope on their own.


If you are one of those students then you have also come to the right place.  A certain amount of struggle is necessary to light that fire in you to help you through.  The following inspirational quotes for students are quotes for students from teachers in all spheres of life, from educators to sport's personalities, famous people and unknown people each with wise words of encouragement.  They share, with reflection what the struggle was like.  They have been there and survived often to then go on and thrive!  They show you that you can too!


It is my hope that when it feels dark and difficult, that the following words of encouragement and support will guide you through to the light at the other end of the struggle.  Keep going...read these quotes....write them out....print them off.....keep them right where you need to see them and take a deep breath and focus.  Mostly it is only the noise of your own thoughts frightening you and making you 'think' the struggle is too much.  But you've got this!  See the thoughts, notice them, and then go back and focus on your breath.  


This moment, the one you are in right now....it is perfect.  


 "Each morning we are born again.

What we do today is what matters most."



"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


Motivational Quotes For Students 



“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.”

– Paul Halmos


 "Success is walking from failure to failure

with no loss of enthusiasm."

-Winston Churchill


 “The best way to predict your future

is to create it.”

—Abraham Lincoln

"The journey is the reward."

-Chinese Proverb


"Be who you are and say what you feel,

because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

-Dr Seuss


"However difficult life may seem,

there is always something

you can do and succeed at." 

– Stephen Hawking


"Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can." 

– Arthur Ashe


"If people only knew how hard I've worked to gain my mastery,

it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." 

- Michelangelo


 "There are two kinds of people

in this world:

those who want to get things done and

those who don’t want to make mistakes."

– John Maxwell


"Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success." 

– Shiv Khera


"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." 

- Henry Ford

 "I’ve failed over and over and over

again in my life.

And that is why I succeed." 

– Michael Jordan


  "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." 

– Thomas Jefferson



Quotes for Students From Teachers













Students Quotes


“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret.

Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”  

- Oprah Winfrey


  “Great people do things before they’re ready…

Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that

— that is what life is.

You might be really good.”  

- Amy Poehler


  “The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you’ll go.”  

- Dr. Seuss


  “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves…

The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt


    "The Best way to predict your Future is to create it." 

-Abraham Lincoln


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement;

nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

- Helen Keller 


  "Children have to be educated,

but they have also to be left to educate themselves."

- Ernest Dimnet


 "We should not teach children

the sciences but give them

a taste for them." 

-Jean Jacques Rosseau


 "If the only tool you have

is a hammer,

you tend to see every problem

as a nail." 

-Abraham Maslow






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