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189 Powerful Exam Success Quotes To Inspire Students (2023)

1. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. — Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist, and author


2. “Everybody’s a genius. If you judge a tree by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend the rest of its life thinking it’s stupid.”


3. “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.”


4. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” —Captain Jack Sparrow


5. I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom. – George S. Patton


6. “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”– Lou Holtz


7. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”


8. 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 Jordan, Black professional basketball player


9. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.


10. “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing” – William Arthur Ward.


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


12. “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.”


13. “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” —Chinese proverb


14. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time” – Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield.


15. I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and it's a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy. — Mike Rowe, actor, and producer


16. “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” ― Rosa Parks.


17. “I kept thinking about how amazing and worthwhile the end-of-year celebrations would be and thinking that if I kept going there is light at the end of the tunnel,” he says.


18. Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you. — Jeffrey Gitomer, author, speaker, and business trainer


19. 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, Michelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.


20. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – General Colin Powell


21. “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”


22. 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, former Prime Minister


23. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas Edison.


24. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. — Thomas Edison, inventor


25. “The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top” – O.J. Simpson.


26. An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back the difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.


27. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities; they vary in their desires to reach their potential.”


28. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland


29. Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig. — Malcolm Gladwell, journalist, speaker, and author


30. Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.


31. 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.” ― Pelé, a Brazilian pro footballer.


32. 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, actor


33. Students must read self-help and developing healthy habits books. These can bring positivity to their lives, which helps them study harder and longer.


34. “Our twenties are the defining decade of adulthood. Eighty percent of life’s most defining moments take place by about age 35. Two-thirds of lifetime wage growth happens during the first ten years of a career. More than half of Americans are married or are dating or living with their future partner by age 30. Personality can change more during our twenties than at any other decade in life. Female fertility peaks at 28. The brain caps off its last major growth spurt. When it comes to adult development, 30 is not the new 20. Even if you do nothing, not making choices is a choice all the same. Don’t be defined by what you didn’t know or didn’t do.”


35. “If a person will spend one hour a day on the same subject for five years, that person will be an expert on that subject” – Earl Nightingale.


36. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.— Stephen King, author


37. “Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.” —Robert M. Hutchins


38. By not blaming others for your failures, and stop procrastinating, build up good habits that uplift the mood. Students must complete their tasks in time to gain confidence.


39. 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


40. “Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others wish.”


41. “The day you take complete responsibility for yourself and the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start at the top.”


42. “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” —David Wood


43. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins


44. Studying is not just about getting good grades. It's about developing a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning.


45. “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


46. The only limit to your potential is the amount of effort you're willing to put in. So study hard and exceed your limits.


47. “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”


48. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison


49. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”


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


51. Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.


52. “It will not happen cutting corners, taking shortcuts, or looking for the easy way! There’s only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, repetition, study, and discipline.” —nimo_wehearit


53. “Small steps taken consistently over time create great outcomes! You just need to keep going and remain persistent even when it feels hard.”


54. Surround yourself with people who motivate and encourage you to study, and you'll find that the journey becomes easier and more enjoyable.


55. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”


56. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed, but that our power to do it has increased” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.


57. The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the story you keep telling yourself that you can't achieve it. So study hard and write a new story.


58. “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly, a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”


59. “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”


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


61. There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights. — Madam C.J. Walker, Black entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist


62. “And eventually I would look back at this journey with joy and pride knowing I didn’t give up when the studies got tough.”


63. “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”


64. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Start your study journey with a positive attitude and determination.


65. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. — Colin Powell, first Black Secretary of State


66. If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever. — Sam Walton


67. “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 others’ opinions drown 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


68. “The lessons you learn on your journey towards your destination will always be more valuable than the destination itself.”


69. When you do more than you’ paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do. — Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker


70. If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about… like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees.


71. “Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose, but when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego , then hard work becomes a labor of love.”


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


73. “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” – Malcolm Gladwell


74. Don't let fear or self-doubt hold you back. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and keep studying to achieve your dreams.


75. People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” ― Rosa Parks.


76. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. — Booker T. Washington, Black author and educator


77. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. — Maya Angelou, American poet, and civil rights activist


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


79. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, `Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. — Martin Luther King, Jr., Black Baptist minister and activist


80. Avoid multitasking. Students should not do two or more tasks at the same time. There are chances that multitasking might spoil one work while the other work is not completed up to the mark. These things can demotivate you and can lower your productivity.


81. “I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” —Jim Carrey


82. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”


83. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive” – Leah LaBelle.


84. 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, Brazilian soccer player


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


86. I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.


87. “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire” – L. Frank Baum.


88. Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life.


89. “It’s so freeing, it’s beautiful in a way, to have a great failure, there’s nowhere to go but up.” — David Lynch, co-creater of Twin Peaks


90. “An example could be 50 minutes of concentrated study and then 10 minutes of break time where the goal is to do anything but studying,” he says.


91. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand that to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe” – Gail Devers.


92. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. — Josh Billings, humorist


93. Sometimes, you have to give up. Sometimes, knowing when to give up, when to try something else, is genius. Giving up doesn’t mean stopping. Don’t ever stop. — Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike


94. “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.”


95. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” Lance Armstrong


96. The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress. — Dan Waldschmidt, business strategist


97. “Productivity is about looking forward. Looking back too much, or trying to be too much of a perfectionist, can destroy that productivity. So keep going. Keep creating. Keep building.”


98. “Like is watered-down love. Like is mediocre. Like is a wishy-washy emotion of the content. Athletes don’t do it for the like of the sport. Artists don’t suffer for the like of art. There is no “I like NY shirt,” and Romeo didn’t just like Juliet. LOVE. Now that’s the powerful stuff. Love changes things -- upset things -- conquers things. Love is at the root of everything good that has ever happened and will ever happen.”


99. “It’s the pain and failure that teaches you the best lesson in life and motivates you to rebuild yourself and stand again with a robust faith.” —Priti Chaubey


100. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. — Muhammad Ali, Black professional boxer and activist


101. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King, author.


102. “Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”


103. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. — Dale Carnegie, author and lecturer


104. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. — Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer


105. Success is not about being the best, but about being better than you were yesterday. Keep studying and improving yourself.


106. “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” William Ward


107. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” —Robert Benchley


108. Ask for help from elders. Seeking motivation from elders is not an act of cowardice. Instead, it is an act of bravery. If you feel low or need guidance from your parents, siblings, friends or relatives, feel free to ask them. They will help you stay focused and build a strong positive attitude.


109. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves… The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”


110. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway” – Earl Nightingale.


111. “Everything you want is out there and waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”


112. “You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”


113. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish” – John Quincy Adams


114. Don't let procrastination get the best of you. Start studying now and you'll be one step closer to achieving your dreams.


115. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” – Vince Lombardi


116. “You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”


117. “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” —E.O. Wilson


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


119. “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.” – Pelé


120. “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 it should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister.


121. “If you're in a job that you hate, don't be scared of seeking out something that might be riskier. Anything can turn into something with passion and hard work.” — Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble


122. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom.” – George S. Patton


123. Go ahead. Tell me that I’m not good enough. Tell me I can’t do it, because I will show you over and over again that I can!


124. The more you study, the more knowledge you gain; the more knowledge you gain, the more confident you become. Keep studying!


125. “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” – Dwayne Johnson


126. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are going or learning to do. ” – Edson Arantes do Nascimento – Pelé


127. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself that you can't do it. So study hard and prove yourself wrong.


128. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been given a no. Only to find that a better, brighter, bigger yes was right around the corner.”


129. By taking a walk in the garden full of greenery and vibrant colours, the mind relaxes, which helps to build positive motivational thoughts.


130. “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking.” -Steve Jobs


131. “Looking back at my ambition to become a lawyer, it looks less like a plan for the future and more like an alibi for the present. It was a way to explain to anyone who would ask—to my parents, to my peers, and most of all to myself—that there was no need to worry. I was perfectly on track. But it turned out in retrospect that my biggest problem was taking the track without thinking really hard about where it was going.”


132. “Don't run before you can crawl. It's a very hard business, full of many, many extremely creative, talented people who work hard and still fail. If you have the basic building blocks behind you, you're much more likely to do well.” — Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue


133. “Study hard, no matter if it seems impossible, no matter if it takes time, no matter if you have to be up all night, just remember that the feeling of success is the best thing in the entire world.” —khangal_wehearit


134. “All the water in the sea can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, all the negativity in the world can’t get you down unless you allow it inside you.”


135. The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. — Muhammad Ali, Black professional boxer and activist


136. “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.”


137. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come” – Dwayne Johnson.


138. Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston S. Churchill, former Prime Minister


139. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Start studying today and work towards your goals.


140. If you start thinking you are good at something, that's often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That's why we always aim higher. We never feel like we're done. — Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox


141. “The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.”


142. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have the same hours per day given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”


143. When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.


144. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are studying.


145. “Great people do things before they’re ready… Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that — that is what life is. You might be really good.”


146. As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. — Dr. Steve Maraboli, author and public speaker


147. A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn. — Helen Keller, author, disability rights advocate, political activist


148. Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. — Sam Ewing, author


149. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort,” —Paul J. Meyer


150. The pain you feel today is the strength you will feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.


151. “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”


152. You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. — Marian Wright Edelman, Black activist for children's rights


153. Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.


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


155. Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, actor


156. “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”


157. “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


158. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


159. I want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans, trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres. Sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me.


160. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. — Dale Carnegie, author, and lecturer


161. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash


162. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. — Nietzsche, philosopher


163. “The idea is to stop thinking about work while you are on a break – I found it to be quite useful during heavy assessment periods.”


164. Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.


165. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein


166. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” —Herm Albright


167. If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all. — Michelangelo, sculptor and painter


168. The 3 C’s of Life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.


169. “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.


170. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice” – Brian Herbert.


171. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”


172. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert


173. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work” – Stephen King.


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


175. “Do not make your goal to be the best. The best is a label. It’s something someone else decides for you. ‘Better’ is more personal.” —Baryshnikov


176. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father


177. “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference” – Lou Holtz.


178. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. — Arianna Huffington, author, and co-founder of The Huffington Post


179. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


180. “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.” ― Pelé, a Brazilian pro footballer.


181. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same amount of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Di Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”


182. “I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation. – Joel Osteen


183. “Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.” – Sally Ride


184. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” —Alexander Graham Bell


185. “I always believed that I could do well, and I didn’t want to waste my Year 12 by not trying my hardest and getting the best possible ATAR.”


186. The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.


187. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens ‘David Copperfield’


188. “You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou


189. ‘The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...’ Jack Kerouac

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