100 Best inspirational quotes for students for exams

Hi there! If you are tired of exam preparation and decided that procrastination is the best idea, then you are at the right place. These 100 super-motivational quotes will prove the opposite and make you get back to the work!

motivational quotes for students appearing for exams

Open your mind:

  1. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein
  2. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  3. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” ―  Frank Zappa
  4. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ― Isaac Asimov
  5. “It is never too late to give up your prejudices” ― Henry David Thoreau
  6. “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” ― John Maynard Keynes
  7. “They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.” ― Francis Bacon
  8. “Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn.” ― A.J. Darkholme
  9. “Don’t just wait for inspiration. Become it.” ― Unknown
  10. “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” ― Frank Herbert
  11. “The world is moving so fast that the person who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” ― Elbert Hubbard
  12. “Children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations. Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up.” ― Sir Ken Robinson
  13. “Some people dream of accomplishing great things. Others stay awake and make it happen.” ― Unknown
  14. “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ― Steve Jobs

Change yourself and the world around you:

  1. “We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Ghandi
  2. “If you change nothing, nothing will change” ― Unknown
  3. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ― William James
  4. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
  5. “Life is simple. Are you happy? Yes? Keep going. No? Change something.” ― Unknown
  6. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
  7. “If you don’t like where you are, change it. You’re not a tree.” ― Jim Rohn
  8. “A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.” ― Richard Bach
  9. “You really can change the world if you care enough.” ― Marian Wright Edelman
  10. “If there is no transformation inside of us, all the structural change in the world will have no impact on our institutions.” ― Peter Block
  11. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
  12. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
  13. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller
  14. “Seek the rapids, not the calm of the lake. Take the calm to reflect and prepare for the rapids. If we face permanent white water, we will see the need for and experience change.” ― Peter Vaille
  15. “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” ― Navy Admiral Grace Hopper
  16. “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand or more perilous to conduct…than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” ― Niccolo Machiavelli
  17. “Things remain the same because it is impossible to change very much without changing most of everything.” ― Ted Sizer
  18. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  19. “Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” ― Seth Godin

Believe in yourself:

  1. “Believe in yourself. Under-confidence leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy that you are not good enough for your work.” ― Dr Roopleen
  2. “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads you to wisdom.”  ― Buddha
  3. “One man or woman with courage is a majority.”  ― Unknown
  4. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ― John Wooden
  5. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” ― Golda Meir
  6. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb

Work hard:

  1. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ― Arthur Ashe
  2. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ― Vidal Sassoon
  3. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”  ― Thomas Jefferson
  4. “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach
  5. “There is no substitute for hard work.” ― Thomas Edison
  6. “You don’t always get what you wish for; you get what you work for.” ― Unknown
  7. “If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” ― Orson Scott Card
  8. “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” ― Tommy Hilfiger
  9. “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” ― Margaret Thatcher
  10. “You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ―  Alan Alda
  11. “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true ― hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” ―  Ray Bradbury
  12. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” ― Peter Drucker
  13. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” ― Louis Pasteur
  14. “Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” ― Beyonce Knowles
  15. “I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.” ― Mike Rowe
  16. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” ― Newt Gingrich
  17. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ― Colin Powell
  18. “I’m a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it’s frivolous or superficial, but it’s not that way at all. It’s actually very hard work.” ― Donatella Versace
  19. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson
  20. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ― Stephen King
  21. “My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later.” ― Douglas Preston
  22. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” ― Lucille Ball
  23. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  24. “I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.” ― William Shatner

Never complain:

  1. “Don’t complain; just work harder.” ― Randy Pausch
  2. “Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” ― Lou Holtz
  3. “Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.” ― Randy Pausch
  4. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”  ― Maya Angelou
  5. “Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.” ― Sigmund Freud
  6. “Problems are meant to be solved, but unfortunately, a lot of people choose to complain, worry, and cry about them.” ― Edmond Mbiaka
  7. “Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.” ― Og Mandino
  8. “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” ― Zig Ziglar
  9. “Complaining is an insult to God.” ― Monica Johnson
  10. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” ― Jim Rohn
  11. “In our society, the sound of men complaining is like nails on a chalkboard.” ― Warren Farrell
  12. “A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.” ― Oscar Wilde
  13. “If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose.” ― J.A. Konrath

And never give up:

  1. “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit, but it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” ― David Goggins
  2. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” ― Jerry Rice
  3. “If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.” ― Unknown
  4. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” ― A. A. Milne
  5. “To reach your greatest potential you’ll have to fight your greatest fears.” ― Unknown
  6. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.” Unknown
  8. “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
  9. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.’ Lena Horne
  10. “Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret to success.” ― Savas Dimopoulos
  11. “Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.”Unknown
  12. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ― Maya Angelou
  13. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth

And again, work hard:

  1. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills
  2. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” ― Kevin Durant
  3. “It’s not about how bad you want it. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it.” ―Unknown
  4. There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. – Zig Ziglar
  5. “If people only knew how hard I’ve worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo
  6. “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ― William Jennings Bryan
  7. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” ― Conan O’Brien
  8. “…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” ― Patrick Süskind
  9. “Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.”― Mary E. Pearson
  10. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy” ― Robert Half
  11. “I’m really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I’d die for it. That’s how I am.” ― Michael Jackson

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