What predicts success in life

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.

Quotes.

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.

Buddha

 

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 don't dare, it is difficult.

Lucius A. Seneca

 

Quote # 14

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

Democritus

 

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

Not how deep you fall 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 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.

Aristotle

 

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 first talk 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 big projects to failure.

Confucius

 

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.

Confucius

 

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 have 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 up 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.

Virgil

 

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 need to accept all of 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

 

 

Conclusion

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 revitalize 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.

PS: If you want to know how you can stay motivated in the long term during your studies, then take a look at my ass-kick book. This way please (click!)

 

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