Ten Motivational Quotes for Students

“Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?” Dr.Suess can be quoted as saying, now is there no truth other than that?  Students every day are being told that they can be anything that they want to be as long as they put their mind to it and succeed, but the truth is every person has that quality already in them even without being told. While some students are extremely motivated to do everything when it comes to schoolwork or chores in their life, some students can use a slight bit more motivation. What a better way to motivate then decorating a classroom with motivational quotes for students to learn or live by?

While there are many quotes that have a great meaning, there are also some motivational quotes that will get students really thinking. Included below are ten motivational quotes to get your students going, and get their minds thinking.

Benjamin E. Mays – “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy in life is having no goal to reach.”

Louis Aragon – “Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine.”

“It always seems impossible until its done.” -Nelson Mandela

Lydia M. Child – “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”

From After School Africa:

Alexander Graham Bell – “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”

Allan Bloom – “No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery – the source of truth.”

William Shakespeare – “  Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

From Minimal Student

Renee Descartes – “I think, therefore I am.”

Goethe – “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Henry L. Doherty  – “Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life”.

Each of these quotes is designed to inspire and get students thinking. Decorate your entire classroom with these quotes and students will be able to reflect on them daily and be reminded to stay motivated.