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Back to School Motivation

Who doesn’t love motivational quotes? We sure do, so we put together a bunch just for you to read and get inspired for getting back in the classroom and working hard this semester.

President Obama graduation quote

“It always seems impossible until its done.” Nelson Mandela

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” Nikos Kazantzakis

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley

“I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” Ray Goforth

“I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” Martha Stewart

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader

“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

“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” Jane Smiley

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” Booker T. Washington

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid.” Spencer Johnson

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” Vince Lombardi

“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” Napoleon Hill

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” Diane Ackerman

Study hard, you’ve got this!

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Callie Pederson

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Degree in Communication and Creative Writing. Outdoor enthusiast, animal lover, blogger.

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