Positive Quotes for Students

Positive Quotes for Students

If you are a teacher, lecturer, or parent, you need to encourage your students or kids to work hard and be positive in life. You can advise them more often and even share the success stories of different people in society. In addition, you can share with them positive quotes about education and students shared by popular people in the world such as Albert Einstein, Peter Brougham, Mark Twain, among others. The quotes will not only inspire the students but also make them see life and education in a different dimension.  Here are popular positive quotes for students you can share with them.

“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.”

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”

Peter Brougham

Positive Quotes for Students in English

“He who opens a school door closes a prison.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Mark Twain

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

Sydney J. Harris

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

“I’ve learned… that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.”

Andy Rooney

Encouraging Words for Students From Teachers

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven.”

Edward De Bono

Motivational Quotes for Students Studying
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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.”

Henry David Thoreau

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.”

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.”

Bill Vaughan

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James

“The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class because they do not realize how little they know.”

William R. Inge

Positive Quotes for Students From Teachers

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”

Gloria Steinem

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”

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Abraham Maslow

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“People learn more on their own rather than being force-fed.”


Positive Quotes for Students in English
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“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”


“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”

“By learning, you will teach; by teaching, you will understand.”

Latin proverb

Daily Positive Quotes for Students

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”

Chinese proverb

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”


“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

“Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.”

Walter Isaacson

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”

Franklin P. Jones

List of Positive Quotes for Students

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”

“They cannot stop me. I will get my education if it is in the home, school, or anyplace.”

“That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.”

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.”

“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.”

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

Thomas Jefferson

Best Positive Quotes for Students

“Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.”

Robin Williams

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

“Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.”

Lee Iacocca

Short Positive Quotes for Students
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“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”

Bruce Lee

“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.”

Baruch Spinoza

“Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.”


“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

Og Mandino

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

Albert Einstein

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ”

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Pete Seeger

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

Chinese Proverb

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

Zig Ziglar

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Jim Rohn

Short Quotes for Students

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

Henry B Adams

“To teach is to learn twice.”

Joseph Joubert

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”

Chinese proverb

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“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”

Erich Fromm

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

James Baldwin

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”

Roger Lewin

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”

Alexandra K. Trenfor

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”

G.K. Chesterton

Best Positive Quotes for Students
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“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

Lady Bird Johnson

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”

Chinese proverb

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need the motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”

Jim Rohn

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.”


“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“

Steve Irwin

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

Margaret Mead

“The person who asks questions is more helpful than the person who offers advice.”

James Clear

“If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly.”

“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”


“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”

Jim Henson

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

“The more you make it easy for your kids, the more you remove the struggle necessary for learning.”

Maxime Lagacé

“All learning has an emotional base.”

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

C.S. Lewis

As a teacher or parent, you need to enlighten students to focus, work hard, and be positive in school and in life. The above positive quotes can help you convey the message. Therefore, once in a while share the above positive quotes for students with them, and they will feel encouraged and change how they look at education and life.

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