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Here is a beautiful collection of quotes for students and teachers.

As a teacher myself, I very often use some of

these quotes to boost my students' morale.

Dr. James G. Bilkey: Students Motivation Quotes

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.

George Bernard Shaw: Students Motivation Quotes

You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

Abraham Lincoln:

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Albert Einstein:

The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have
been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. . . . The ordinary objects of human endeavour -- property, outward success,
luxury -- have always seemed to me contemptible.

Albert Einstein:

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Schweitzer:

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be

Alex Noble:

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to
reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.

Anna Pavlova:

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the
applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.

Arie de Gues:

Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage.
Barack Obama:

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will
leave you unfulfilled.

Barack Obama:

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it
takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this
failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it;
whether you choose to persevere.

Barbara Jordan:

All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules,
and if you've got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you're going to be able to do whatever you
want to do with your life.

Benjamin Disraeli:

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Benjamin Franklin:

There are no gains without pains.

Bernadette Devlin:

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

Bessie Stanley:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of
intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the
world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never
lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given
them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. [published 11/30/1905 in the
Lincoln (Kansas) Sentinel - an adaptation of this is often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, though nothing like it
has been found in his writings.]

Bessie Stanley (adapted; erroneously attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson):

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is an adaptation of a poem published in 1905 by Bessie Stanley. No
version of it has been found in Emerson's writings. For more information see

Bruce Feirstein:

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Chet Atkins:

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

Coco Chanel:

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

Corita Kent:

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is
a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

Corita Kent:

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.

David Brinkley:

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Elaine Maxwell:
My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can
clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the
key to my destiny.

Elbert Hubbard:

The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This
is part of the penalty for greatness, and every man understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

One ship sails East,

And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

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Emily Dickinson:

Success is counted sweetest

By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Frank Lloyd Wright:

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright:

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright:

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try
G. K. Chesterton:

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact

George Washington Carver:

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic
with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver:

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with
the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver:

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic
with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

Havelock Ellis:

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.

Helen Hayes:

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that
you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's
nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Helen Keller:

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were
great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of
the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

Henry David Thoreau:

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau:

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has
imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry Ford:

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. also attributed to Mary Kay Ash

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

The heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions
slept, / Were toiling upward in the night.

Herbert B. Swope:

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please

J. C. Penney:

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and
I'll give you a stock clerk.

Jack Benny:

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

James A. Froude:

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

John C. Maxwell:

The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.

Jonas Salk:

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

Jonathan Kozol:

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher

Lily Tomlin:

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lloyd Jones:

Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed. (adapted)

Louis L'Amour:

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

Margaret Mead:

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow
human beings.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach:

Conquer, but don't triumph.

Maxine Hong Kingston:

To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I
am able to change it in positive ways.

Maya Lin:

To fly, we have to have resistance.

Michael Jordan:

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the
game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Michael Korda:
To succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Oliver Wendell Holmes:

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Pablo Picasso:

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the
Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

Pearl S. Buck:
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck:

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer
another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck:

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it,
generation after generation.

Peter F. Drucker:

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and
intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you
will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live
after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of
the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Self-trust is the first secret of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Richard Bach:

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Robert F. Kennedy:

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Samuel Smiles:

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what
will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles:

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept,
study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

Theodore Roosevelt:

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds
could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust
and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great
enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at
the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.

From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910

Thomas Alva Edison:

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Wolfe:

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Ursula K. Le Guin:

Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in
most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.

Vaclav Havel:

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

Vanessa Redgrave:

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.

Vince Lombardi:

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi:

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I
think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Walter Cronkite:

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.

William Lloyd Garrison:

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.

William Lyon Phelps:

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.

William M. Winans:

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

William Menninger:
Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.

William Saroyan:

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success,
you know.

Winston Churchill:

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Thomas Alva Edison: Student Motivation Quotes

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Motivational Thought Quotes

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The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.

Montaigne: Motivational Thought Quotes

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as

Albert Einstein: Motivational Thought Quotes

The significant problems we face in life can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created
Marcus Aurelius: Motivational Thought Quotes
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Albert Einstein: Motivational Thought Quotes

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Laurence J. Peter: Motivational Thought Quotes

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Motivational Thought Quotes

There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great
powers, and I would say we only have learned a very, very small part of what it can do.

Henry Ford: Motivational Thought Quotes

There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

Christian Larson: Motivational Thought Quotes

Think and speak the beautiful only.

Belief Quotes
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Blaise Pascal
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.

Michael Korda
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

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Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

Wally Amos
It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize
that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it.

John Burroughs
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

Everett D. Martin
It is easier to believe than to doubt.

Graham Greene
It is impossible to go through life without trust. That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all - oneself.

La Rochefoucauld
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them.

Thomas Paine
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.

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It is not important what you believe, only that you believe.

Education: Inspirational Quotes

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Friedrich Engels: Education: Inspirational Quotes
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Jim Rohn: Education: Inspirational Quotes

Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.

A. A. Hodge: Education: Inspirational Quotes

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows who has written and where it is to be found.

Chinese Proverb: Education: Inspirational Quotes

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.

Winston Churchill: Education: Inspirational Quotes

I am always willing to learn, however I do not always like to be taught.

Albert Einstein: Education: Inspirational Quotes

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Johann Fichte: Education: Inspirational Quotes

I know what I can know, and am not troubled about what I cannot know.

Albert Einstein: Education: Inspirational Quotes

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Richard Bach (Illusions): Education: Inspirational Quotes

In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.

Jacob Chanowski: Education: Inspirational Quotes

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to
worship what is known, but to question it.

Famous Life Quotes

Ernest L. Woodward
So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in
heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius
contracts itself to a very few hours.
Samuel Johnson
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.

Thomas Fuller
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

Jane Rubietta
Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief
is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.

Dale Carnegie: Inspirational Quotes on Getting Better

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it
makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of

William James: Effort Quotes

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've
got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

Jim Ryan: Effort Quotes

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Harry Emerson Fosdick: Effort Quotes

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is
ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated,

Jim Valvano: Effort Quotes

No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many
games you've won.

Bertrand Russell:

Three passions have governed my life:

The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.

In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.

I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,

But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.