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101 power quotes for more motivation in your studies

by Tim Reichel

Studying is like riding a bike.

Only the bike is on fire. And you are burning. And everything is on fire.

Studying is sometimes hell: your calendar is jam-packed, your to-do list is even fuller and the next exams are coming up soon. You don't feel like it anymore, but you still have to pull yourself up and go back to your desk. The pressure increases - your motivation decreases. Your everything-will-be-alright mantra has to be used every minute, but gradually your encouraging words lose their effect.

You need something new.

Good news: I have something for you.


Well-known sentences from outstanding personalities or sayings that are not silly or spiritual, but trigger a real firework of motivation in you, can be the perfect boost for you. A nice quote at the right time can stimulate you to think and give you new courage - in the best case it also motivates you immensely.

And of this variety I have collected 101 copies for you.



101 quotes from which you can draw new motivation for your studies


Quote # 1

It's always too early to give up.

Norman Vincent Peale


Quote # 2

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without losing one's enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill


Quote # 3

Do not give up. Suffer now and live the rest of your life like a champion.

Muhammad Ali


Quote # 4

I haven't failed. I've only found 10,000 ways that don't work.

Thomas A. Edison


Quote # 5

We tire of the work we leave behind - not the work we do.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


Quote # 6

Today's strength lies in yesterday's pain.

Paulo Coelho


Quote # 7

I can because I want what I have to.

Emmanuel Kant


Quote # 8

No matter how difficult yesterday was, you can always start again today.



Quote # 9

The closer you get to the goal, the more the difficulties grow.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Quote # 10

You have to die a few times to really live.

Charles Bukowski


Quote # 11

Stop waiting because the perfect time never comes.

Napoleon Hill


Quote # 12

The distance is not important. Only the first step is important.

Marquise du Deffand


Quote # 13

We don't dare because it is difficult, but because we do not dare, it is difficult.

Lucius A. Seneca


Quote # 14

The middle of the night is the beginning of the day.



Quote # 15

If everything seems to be against you, then remember that an airplane only takes off against the wind, not with the wind.

Henry Ford


Quote # 16

In a year you will wish you had started today.

Karn Lamb


Quote # 17

The greatest glory in life is not never falling, but getting up every time.

Nelson Mandela


Quote # 18

There are two ways of facing difficulties: either you change the difficulties, or you change yourself.

Phyllis Bottome


Quote # 19

You are braver than you think, stronger than you seem, and more intelligent than you think.

A. A. Milne


Quote # 20

Two paths were presented to me in the forest and I went the one that was less trodden - and that changed my life.

Walt Whitman


Quote # 21

The harder I work, the more lucky I seem to be.

Thomas Jefferson


Quote # 22

It is not how deep you fall that counts, but how high you bounce back.

Brian Tracy


Quote # 23

Courage is resistance to fear, victory over fear, but not absence of fear.

Mark Twain


Quote # 24

Only put off until tomorrow if you don't mind dying over it.

Pablo Picasso


Quote # 25

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, showering doesn't do that either - that's why we recommend it every day.

Zig Ziglar


Quote # 26

Success means liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou


Quote # 27

Positive thinking and belief in yourself are the path to success.

Josef Dlask


Quote # 28

Build success from mistakes. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie


Quote # 29

It's difficult to hit a person who never gives up.

Piggy babe


Quote # 30

Don't let the fear of loss grow greater than the tension of gaining.

Robert Kiyosaki


Quote # 31

Don't wish it was easier, wish that you get better

Jim Rohn


Quote # 32

If my head can make it up, if my heart can believe in it - then I can achieve it too.

Muhammad Ali


Quote # 33

In my experience there is only one motivator and that is desire.

Jane Smiley



Quote # 34

It is not my goal to be better than everyone else, but better than myself before.

Wayne Dyer


Quote # 35

Only the weak are sent in simple ways.

Hermann Hesse


Quote # 36

Only those who believe in miracles experience miracles.

Erich Kaestner


Quote # 37

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that an invincible summer lay within me.

Albert Camus


Quote # 38

The real secret to success is enthusiasm.

Walter Chrysler


Quote # 39

We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails differently.



Quote # 40

You go your way and let the people talk.

Dante Alighieri


Quote # 41

If something is important enough to you, you should give it a try, regardless of whether the most likely outcome is failure.

Elon Musk


Quote # 42

When we doubt our strengths, we strengthen our doubts.

Tse Tsang


Quote # 43

Pity gets you paid, envy must be earned.

Robert Lembke


Quote # 44

Any progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.

Michael John Bobak


Quote # 45

Don't be afraid to give up the good in order to achieve the great.

John D. Rockefeller


Quote # 46

Those who tackle where the others talk first have a head start in life.

John F. Kennedy


Quote # 47

Those who work make mistakes. Those who work a lot make more mistakes. Only if you put your hands in your lap you won't make any mistakes.

Alfred Krupp


Quote # 48

It's not about how high you can jump, but how high you think you can jump.

Julia Engelmann


Quote # 49

Nobody knows what they can do until they try it.

Publilius Syrus


Quote # 50

The successful fighter is the average person - with a laser-like focus.

Bruce Lee


Quote # 51

You have to be willing to do the things that others will never do in order to have the things that others will never have.

Les Brown


Quote # 52

It is not too little time that we have, but too much time that we do not use.

Lucius A. Seneca


Quote # 53

You can also build something beautiful out of stones that are placed in your way.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Quote # 54

Paths are made by walking them.

Franz Kafka


Quote # 55

You can never stop Winners never stop and slackers never win.

Ted Turner


Quote # 56

Difficult times allow us to develop determination and inner strength.

Dalai Lama


Quote # 57

If you are not patient in small things, you will bring the big projects to failure.



Quote # 58

Motivation is related to the ability to be enthusiastic, to giving meaning, to visions - from within myself.

Reinhold Messner


Quote # 59

Some see things and ask "Why?" But I dream of things that don't exist and I ask "Why not?"

George Bernard Shaw


Quote # 60

Whoever does what he can already do, always remains what he already is.

Henry Ford


Quote # 61

Never argue with stupid people. They will pull you down to their level and beat you there with experience.

Mark Twain


Quote # 62

When you change, everything changes for you.

Jim Rohn


Quote # 63

Do not let your dreams be dreams.

Jack Johnson


Quote # 64

If you want to be happy for a long time, you have to change often enough.



Quote # 65

Every champion was once a challenger who refused to give up.

Rocky Balboa


Quote # 66

I fought my way through the jungle, so to speak, to become the jungle king.

Sebastian Czypionka


Quote # 67

In three words I can summarize everything I learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost



Quote # 68

All dreams can come true if we have the courage to follow them.

Walt Disney


Quote # 69

Do not believe everything you think.

Byron Katie


Quote # 70

Feel bad. Or motivate yourself. Whatever needs to be done, it is always your decision.

Wayne Dyer


Quote # 71

Whoever errs deeper, also becomes deeper wiser.

Gerhart Hauptmann


Quote # 72

Obstacles and difficulties are steps upon which we ascend.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Quote # 73

There are no limits to the mind except what we recognize as such.

Napoleon Hill


Quote # 74

A deep fall often leads to greater happiness.

William Shakespeare


Quote # 75

You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible.

Hermann Hesse


Quote # 76

If you want to fly, you have to let go of the things that are pulling you down.

Toni Morrison


Quote # 77

Life is like a movie: write your own script, believe in it and act on it.

Jim Henson


Quote # 78

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.

Mark Twain


Quote # 79

Don't count your days Make your days count

Muhammad Ali


Quote # 80

Fortune is with the brave.



Quote # 81

To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities.

Bruce Lee


Quote # 82

I have very simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde


Quote # 83

If you really want something, don't wait for it - teach yourself to be impatient.

Gurbaksh Chahal


Quote # 84

We cannot become who we want to be by staying who we are.

Max DePree


Quote # 85

If you stop wanting to get better, you stop being good.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


Quote # 86

It is our choices that show who we really are, far more than our abilities.

J.K. Rowling


Quote # 87

To achieve great things we not only have to act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

Anatole France


Quote # 88

To be successful, you have to accept all the challenges that come your way. You can't just accept those you like.

Mike Gafka


Quote # 89

It took me 30 years to become famous overnight.

Harry Belafonte


Quote # 90

You can't start a new life, but you can start a new day every day.

Henry D. Thoreau


Quote # 91

The greater the difficulty one overcame, the greater the victory.

Marcus T. Cicero


Quote # 92

Successful people are successful because they do what other people don't.

Henry Ford


Quote # 93

Failure is the spice that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote


Quote # 94

Don't mix what you can't with what you can.

John Wooden


Quote # 95

It is better to fail because of originality than to successfully imitate.

Herman Melville


Quote # 96

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.

Mahatma Ghandi


Quote # 97

Success is the best revenge.

Michael Douglas


Quote # 98

Most of the important things in the world have been achieved by people who have not stopped trying, even when help was in sight.

Dale Carnegie


Quote # 99

You get up with conviction every morning after you go to bed satisfied.

George Lorimer


Quote # 100

In the end everything will be fine. If it's not good, it's not the end.

Oscar Wilde


Quote # 101

The art is to get up once more than you have fallen over.

Winston Churchill




Motivation is not a given when studying. But with a few tricks you can make a fire under your own bum and spur yourself on every day. Motivational quotes are one of these miracle cures and help you to stay determined - and not just while studying.

Let yourself be inspired by the words of well-known personalities and draw strength from their ideas. If things don't go smoothly in your student life at times, you mustn't let yourself be dragged down by it - instead break through these negative sections and use external impulses such as quotes to revive your motivation.

So if you have doubts about yourself and believe that you will not achieve your goals anyway, get food for thought from people who have been through a similar situation. Learn from the best of the best and let words that have activated millions of other people also get you going.

Because then studying is really like riding a bike - only that you burn inside and can give full throttle.

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