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50 Inspirational Quotes For Students – Two Quotes in Honour of Stephen Hawking

Really, there’s just something about the words of great people, who’ve been there, and have done and achieved those things we are trying to presently. Here are some of great motivational and inspirational quotes for students we thought would be great to share:


Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Stephen Hawking died peacefully today (March 14) at his home in Cambridge, England. As his family, colleagues and the many who were and are inspired by him mourn his death and celebrate his life, we shared the first two quotes in his honour.

  1. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking
  2. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking
  3. “Not in time, place, or circumstance, but in the man lies success.” – Charles B. Rouss
  4. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W.Somerset Maugham
  5. “The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.”  – B. C. Forbes
  6. “What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” – Benjamin F. Fairless
  7. “Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. That is the secret to success.” – Swami Sivananda
  8. “The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.”  – Orison Swett Marden
  9. “To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.”  – Sister Mary Lauretta
  10. “Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.”-Charles Luckman
  11. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” – Michael Jordan
  12. “Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown
  13. “We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown
  14. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown
  15. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget
  16. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown
  17. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
  18. “When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown
  19. “Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown
  20. “Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown
  21. “Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknown
  22. “Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown
  23. “The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown
  24. “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown
  25. “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown
  26. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi
  27. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats
  28. “Learning is not a spectator sport.” – D. Blocher
  29. “It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” – Mark Twain
  30. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F. Skinner
  31. “I think, therefore I am. (Cogito, ergo sum.)” – Rene Descartes
  32. “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis
  33. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
  34. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.” – Mortimer Adler
  35. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  36. “The journey is the reward.” – Chinese Proverb
  37. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe
  38. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  39. “Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese Proverb
  40. “Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” – Henry L. Doherty
  41. “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
  42. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain
  43. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  44. “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 others’ opinions drown 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
  45. “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
  46. “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.
  47. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
  48. “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
  49. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  50. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

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