Top 80 inspirational quotes Every College Student Should Know

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It is said that college days are the best days of our lives. True to some extent but not without some hurdles along the paths. The majority go through “I have no clue what I’m doing with my life phase” during their college days. This situation can leave anyone discouraged, demotivated. But remember, obstacles and failures are the best teachers. Believe in yourself and sustain a strong mindset. You will succeed.

To keep you motivated, we have selected the top 80 inspirational quotes. We hope this will help you cheer up not just for one day for the long run. So, scroll down to enjoy your reading.

1. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
– Aldous Huxley

2. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
– Roald Dahl

3. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”
– Ancient Indian Proverb

4. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
– Jackson Brown Jr.

6. “Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
– Henri L.Bergson

7. “We think mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”
– Arianna Huffington

8. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
– Steve Jobs

9. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
– Christopher Robin

10. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C.S. Lewis

11. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
– Steve Jobs

12. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
– Abraham Lincoln

13. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’. ”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

14. “Love is manifested through service to others.”
– John Hope Bryant

15. “People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”
– Steve Maraboli

16. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
– Edmund Hillary

17. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

18. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
– Jimmy Johnson

19. “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

20. ” All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.”
– Michael John Bobak

21. “Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summer off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. So, find yourself.”
– Bill Gates

22. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

23. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
– Christian D. Larson

24. “The only source of knowledge is experience.”
– Albert Einstein

25. “Be willing to embrace wonder, to experience unexpected discovery, and to go in unknown directions… Never become so enamored of your own smarts that you stop signing up for life’s hard classes.”
– Melissa Harris-Perry

26. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
– Henry Ford

27. “What if I fail? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
– Erin Hanson

28. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”
– James Cameron

29. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
– Nora Roberts

30. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
– Jim Rohn

31. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”
– David Bly

32. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
– Paulo Coelho

33. “While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”
– Maya Angelou

34. “There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.”
– Steven J. Ross

35. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
– Beverly Sills

36. “When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
– Franklin D Roosevelt

37. “Always be the first-rate version of yourself, instead of the second-rate version of somebody else.”
– Judy Garland

38. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

39. “Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.”
– Rabbi Heschel

40. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
– David Brinkley

41. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
– Gloria Steinem

42. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

43. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”
– Zig Ziglar

44. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
– George Lorimer

45. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets”
– Marilyn Monroe

46. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
– John Maxwell

47. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney

48. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.”
– Stephen Richards

49. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
– Tony Robbins

50. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis

51. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey

52. “Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself and about yourself.”
– Iyanla Vanzant

53. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

54. “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

55. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
– Dr. Wayne Dyer

56. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
– Christopher Reeve

57. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius

58. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

59. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
– Mark Twain

60. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
– Maya Angelou

61. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”
– Steve Jobs

62. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
-Jim Ryun

63. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

64. “What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you.”
– Ralph Sockman

– Eric Thomas

66. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

67. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

68. “A college education is not a quantitative body of memorized knowledge salted away in a card file. It is a taste for knowledge, a taste for philosophy, if you will; a capacity to explore, to question to perceive relationships, between fields of knowledge and experience.”
= Alfred Whitney Griswold

69. We cannot learn without pain.”
– Aristotle

70. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”
– Dale Carnegie

71. “Dream big and dare to fail.”
– Norman Vaughan

72. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
– Swami Vivekananda

73. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above it.”
– Washington Irving

74. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
– Henry David Thoreau

75. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
– Japanese Proverb

76. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs

77. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
– Christian D. Larson

78. “Procrastination is the thief of time.”
– Edward Young

79. “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
– Aristotle

80. “The new definition of freedom today is self-determination.”
– John Hope Bryant

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