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College Students Quotes
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
“Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.” -Frederick Douglass
“We may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!!” – Frederick Douglass
“Read! read! read! And never stop until you discover the knowledge of the Universe.” – Marcus Garvey
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein
“We must cherish our samenesses because we have many more samenesses than we do differences…and our main sameness is they we are all God’s children.” – Max Heller
“He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.”- Carlo Goldoni
“The earth is too small a planet and we too brief visitors for anything to matter more than the struggle for peace.” – Coleman McCarthy
“Diversity and Inclusion is a key business imperative for us.” – Antonio Perez
“The whole barrier exists because most people never come together and sit down at the table…join together, break bread together, and celebrate their differences and their likenesses.” – Oprah Winfrey
“[The] spirit of brotherhood, or solidarity, is precisely what the world needs more of today. Solidarity with our fellow humans, solidarity between nations, and solidarity towards our planet Earth.” – Oscar Arias Sanchez
“It is never too late to give up our prejudices.” – Henry David Thoreau
“[People] may look different or be dressed differently, or may have a different education or position. But they are all the same. They are all people to be loved. They are all hungry for love.” – Mother Teresa
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from peace.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Indeed, the challenge of the new millennium is surely to find ways to achieve international – or better, intercommunity – cooperation wherein human diversity is acknowledged and the rights of all are respected.” – The Dalai Lama
“We were not born with the unhealthy habits we carry. We had to learn them. So we can unlearn them, and help others do the same.”- Riane Eisler
“Love has no meaning if it isn’t shared. Love has to be put in action. You have to love without expectation, to do something for love itself, not for what you may receive. If you expect something in return, then it isn’t love, because true love loves without conditions and expectations.” – Mother Teresa
Inspirational Quotes For College Students
There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – General Colin Powell
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. – David Bly
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. – Zig Ziglar
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. – Robert Collier
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.
It is well to remind ourselves that anxiety signifies a conflict, and so long as a conflict is going on, a constructive solution is possible. – Rollo May
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou, Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989) by Jeffrey M. Elliot
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity. … Don’t stop to marvel. – Albert Einstein
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
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
When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. Vincent van Gogh
Motivational Quotes For College Students
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron
“The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
“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
“Do something now; your future self will thank you for later” —unknown
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”― Roy T. Bennett
“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
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” John Wooden
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill
“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 Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho
“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” Shiv Khera
“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
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”― Alphonse Karr
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” Eric Thomas
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” —Ayn Rand
“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”- Steve Jobs
“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
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell
“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” – Eric Thomas
“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer
“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.”― Stephen Richards
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”― Roy T. Bennett
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas A. Edison
Funny Quotes For College Students
You never know what will happen!
A special skill.
A sad truth.
Interesting comparisons between a college student and a baby.
It’s like college can give you an excuse to do (almost) anything.
One of the scariest things in life; not knowing what’s next.
It is a hard thing.
…As long as you are a college student.
That is really ironic.
There are always differences between dream and reality.
Even time becomes different in college.
Cheating is never a good choice.
I think you know why.
Is it your college life?
Really? Can you remember?
True portraiture about some people’s college life from these funny college quotes.
To most of us, the answer is exactly right.
Not always though…
What an embarrassing truth!
Are you sure it is 5 seconds?
Encouragement College Students Quotes
Preparation is the key to success.~ Alexander Graham Bell
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. ~ George Sheehan
If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.~ Jim Rohn
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison
There’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. ~ Unknown
Success comes in cans; failure in can’t ~Wilfred Peterson
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy
Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket.~ Mark Caine
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.~ Mark Twain
The starting point of all achievement is desire.~ Napoleon Hill
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. ~Unknown