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18 Inspirational Quotes for College Students

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These inspirational quotes for College students can be used for all types of people, actually!  When you need a pick-me-up read a quote or two.  When your co-worker or friend is having a problem, share!

These Inspirational Quotes for College Students are the perfect way to inspire your older children to succeed in College or University.

The motivational and inspirational quotes for students in college below can put us all in the mood to try just a bit harder!

Maybe your high school child needs a pick me up as they finish up their Senior Year and prepare to head to university!

Inspirational Quotes for College Students:

Quote by Vincent Van Gogh

“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

Inspirational Quotes for College Students

“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.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

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

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

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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Dr Wayne Dyer

In other ways, if you look at things with a negative feeling, they feel very negative.

If, however, you look for the positive in things, you will find it!

Then, the big bad and scary things don’t see that way. Far away goals don’t seem impossible!

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“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

Franklin D Roosevelt

What a great reminder to not give up!

This means that just because you think you have reached the end of the line (or end of the rope) doesn’t mean it is time to quit.

How can you always find a solution to the problem that you face?

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“ Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill

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“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

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison

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“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

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I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Helen Keller

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A Edison

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“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.” – Harold B Melchart

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“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

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

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“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

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“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

Do you have any favorite Inspirational Quotes for College Students that inspires you to try again, work a bit harder, or just plain on keep on keeping on? 

Although all of the above are phenomenal quotes to help you through your college education, we can’t forget inspiration from one of the most inspiring women of our time: Maya Angelou!

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Maya Angelou

Yes! I always say that we don’t have to like the rules, we just have to follow them until we can find a way to change them. This is saying that, but it is also saying that our attitude defines how we feel.

If something makes you angry, you can choose to NOT be angry, but to try to see that from another’s point of view.

Feelings and actions are a choice – we choose how we will react to outside forces…

Will you choose to be positive or negative?

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Nana

Sunday 27th of October 2013

Great quotes! I feel inspired just reading them all. Thanks for sharing.

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