105 Motivate Students Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Motivate Students Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated. — Major Owens

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. — Bill Gates

In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how. — Harry Wong

Wise teachers create an environment that encourages students to teach themselves — Leonard Roy Frank

Motivation is an inner force that compels behavior. — Denis Waitley

Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers do [pass on information], but what great teachers also do is mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage. — Ken Robinson

Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running. — Zig Ziglar

Every student has the ability to be a successful learner. — Warren G. Harding

To increase student engagement and ownership of learning, we should give students opportunities to do meaningful work - work that makes a difference locally, nationally, and globally. — Eric Williams

Short Motivate Students Quotes

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  • There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. — Zig Ziglar
  • If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy
  • It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone — Abdul Kalam
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. — Thomas A. Edison
  • Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost. — Ellen DeGeneres
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. — Nicholas Murray Butler
  • If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. — Nora Roberts
  • When you watch the game, be a student of the game. — Don Meyer
  • Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. — Max Eastman
  • Dream, Dream Dream Dreams transform into thoughts And thoughts result in action. — Abdul Kalam

Motivate Students Image Quotes

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Motivate students quote by Zig Ziglar

There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. — Zig Ziglar

Motivate students quote by Brian Tracy

If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy

Motivate students quote by Abdul Kalam

It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone — Abdul Kalam

Motivate students quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Student Motivation Quotes

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Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. — William Arthur Ward

Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. — Abdul Kalam

The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn. — Carol S. Dweck

Motivate students quote Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.

I know there were students in my class who were smarter than me, but I don’t know if there was anybody who worked harder than me. — Michael J. Massimino

Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and the more self-confidence you will have. — Brian Tracy

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. — Bob Beauprez

Motivate students quote Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.

Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. — Abdul Kalam

Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men. — Herbert Baxter Adams

I guess good things come to those who wait. — Kurt Busch

The motivations of a scientist are always mixed and complex... every medical student has the desire to do good in the world. Making a small contribution to that effort is really in a sense the last significant thing that I want to do with my life. — Gustav Nossal

Encourage Students Quotes

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True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. — Nikos Kazantzakis

The student now goes to college to proclaim rather than to learn. A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals. — Spiro T. Agnew

Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity. — Henry Ford

Motivate students quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Creating a classroom environment that encourages students to take the risk of learning. We've known for a long time that when students lack a sense of safety or of belonging or of contribution, learning takes second place to meeting those needs. — Carol Ann Tomlinson

We need to encourage an attitude of constant questioning, which is a genuine part of our potential as students. If students were required to drop their questions, that would create armies of zombies- rows of jellyfish...The questioning mind is absolutely necessary. — Chogyam Trungpa

I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don't need a lot of talent. — Bear Bryant

Motivate students quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace. — Allen Tate

You are the guy who'll decide where to go. — Dr. Seuss

Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards. — Louise Slaughter

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life. — Philip Zimbardo

Motivate Employees Quotes

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Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss. — Lee Iacocca

I learned early on that if you take care of your employees, they will take care of your customers, and the business will take care of itself. — Glen Bell

Show me an organization in which employees take ownership, and I will show you one that beats its competitors. — Michael Abrashoff

Motivate students quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Adair

If your employees are not happy, nothing else at your company will go well. — Eric Yuan

Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it. — Timothy R. Clark

Motivate students quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

In order to attract and keep superior staff, I paid wages and bonuses well above the market rate. This actually saved money because my employees were far more productive than average. — Edward O. Thorp

If the employees come first, then they're happy. A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders. It's not one of the enduring green mysteries of all time, it is just the way it works. — Herb Kelleher

Employees who are controlled cannot respond caringly, you need superior knowledge and real leadership, not management. Because of this we specifically developed a selection process for leaders; we don't hire managers. — Horst Schulze

For a company to excel, employees must be reassured that self-interest, not the company's, is their foremost priority. We believe an employee who puts himself first will be motivated to perform. — Ricardo Semler

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. — Jim Ryun

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. — Usain Bolt

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A little progress each day adds up to bg results.

Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered. — Colin Powell

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. — Zig Ziglar

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. — Harry S. Truman

Motivate students quote The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the str
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying. — Tony Robbins

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. — Jim Rohn

What gets measured gets managed. — Peter Drucker

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. — Stevie Wonder

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More Motivate Students Quotes

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To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. — Ken Robinson

You gotta make your own way. You gotta find a way. You gotta get it done. It's hard. It's tough. That's what I tell my students every day in class. I've been very fortunate. Some people might call me a hardhead, but I'm not going to let other people dictate to me who I should be or the stories I should tell. That doesn't register with me. — Spike Lee

As a student of the game, it is a dream come true to align myself with a brand that has a rich history in sports. Like most kids, I grew up idolizing Michael Jordan and continue to work relentlessly to reach his iconic status on the court. I'm truly motivated to take my career to the next level as a member of Team Jordan. — Maya Moore

If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough. — Albert Einstein

When the kids see the poverty in their neighborhood, but they see these successful kids who come from the countries they come from, come from Mexico, come from Korea, come from the Philippines, come from Salvador, and were doing really well, it motivates them to do better. The former students give them a vision of what's possible. — Rafe Esquith

No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery - the source of truth. — Barry Long

You don't always get what you wish for. Especially in Nazi Germany — Markus Zusak

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. — Nora Roberts

A student is almost always feeling motivated to practice, if he leaves his lesson feeling capable — Frances Elliott Clark

If a student takes a Stanford computer class and a Princeton business class, it shows they are motivated and have skills. We know it has helped employees get better jobs. — Daphne Koller

I'm 23 but I got a brain like I'm 32 man, switched the numbers around. Smart kid too, straight-A student, I was just a class clown. — Adrien Broner

From kindergarten to college, certain teachers engaged my curiosity and motivated me to learn. While I was not the best student, their efforts left a lasting impact. — George Lucas

People ask me a lot of questions and I don't always have the time to stop and talk, but I do a lot of email mentorship with college students. So if I meet a college kid during a motivational speech or something like that I'll stop and say, "I see you need help in this area. Here's my email. Let me help." So, it's just my way of giving back. — Chrisette Michele

The jobs that have come back have been extremely insecure low-wage benefit poor temporary jobs. Young people are screwed. They don't have a way to pay off their debt. And when they discover that they could come out and vote Green to cancel that debt, that I am the one candidate who will bail out the students like we bailed out the crooks on Wall Street, then it becomes an irresistible motivation to actually come out and vote Green. — Jill Stein

There are other ways to motivate students than requiring them to take on debt or work long hours taking away from their studies. For example, we don't allow our kids to work during the school hours their freshman year. After that, they can work a little but not so much that it hurts their education. — Michelle Singletary

Even with the most stupid video games, kids learn more about learning than they ever did before, because they want to learn codes and moves before other kids figure them out. They're motivated to seek out someone or search the Net for help. A student who makes a video game has to solve mathematical problems to make special effects happen on the screen. — Seymour Papert

Find a model of great education in history and you will find a great teacher who inspired students to make the hard choice to study. Wherever you find such a teacher, you will also find self-motivated students who study hard. When students study hard, learning occurs. — Oliver DeMille

I started as a GED instructor, I created my own GED program, and I realized that a lot of young people that don’t do well academically. It’s not that they don’t have the competency to do it or the skill set to do it; it’s just that they weren’t motivated to learn. They weren’t interested in school, so I started just talking to students and just really going in on them like, “Yo, this is life or death.” — Eric Thomas

Now that Stevenson is dead I can think of but one English- speaking author who is really keeping his self-respect and sticking forperfection. Of course I refer to that mighty master of language and keen student of human actions and motives, Henry James. — Willa Cather

I started out as a high school teacher in inner-city Chicago and realized quite quickly that my students weren't that motivated. — Jack Canfield

When teachers are forced to teach to the test, students get bored and genuine education ceases, no matter what the test scores may say… The examination as a test of the past is of no value for increased learning ability. Like all external motivators, it can produce a short term effect, but examinations for the purpose of grading the past do not hook a student on learning for life. — Myron Tribus

You can't motivate a student you don't know. — Ted Sizer

The pursuit of learning is not a piece of content that can be taught. It is a value that teachers model. Only teachers who are avid, internally motivated learners can truly teach their students the joy of learning. — Martin Haberman

At the Harvard Business School, I really felt I had gained the ability to resolve difficult issues. But I also felt that I wasn't in the mainstream with my fellow students. During job-hunting season, for example, everybody shaved their beards for interviews. I thought, 'This is crazy.' So I grew a beard. — Thomas G. Stemberg

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