50 Motivational Quotes To Overcome Laziness & Study Better

Updated: May 18, 2019


“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


Laziness is the act of doing nothing when things need to be done.


Laziness sometimes happens when you don't want to face something or someone, or it might be because you feel overwhelmed for doing the task alone. And most of the times, it is because you are interested in other things like watching YouTube, playing games, and meeting with friends rather than the task that needs to be completed.


To begin the process of breaking free from the bad habit of laziness, whenever you find yourself lazy, you can motivate yourself to go ahead and get started with the task.


So I’ve compiled this list of 50 powerful quotes to help you study for your upcoming test.


The quotes are listed below according to the following categories:


A. Setting Your Mind Straight


B. Get organized


C. Tell yourself you can do something


D. Having a success mind-set


E. Hard work pays


F. Don’t make excuses


G. Perseverance


H. Think of the benefits



A. Setting Your Mind Straight


1. The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln


2. No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. – Anonymous


3. If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!

– T. Harv Eker


4. Do one thing every day that scares you. – Anonymous (In our case the one thing to do is “STUDY”)


5. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak


6. Acquiring knowledge is the most fruitful effort. – Eraldo Banovac


7. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer


8. You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are. – C.J. Hayden, MCC


B. Get organized


9. For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. – Benjamin Franklin


10. Good order is the foundation of all things. – Edmund Burke


11. All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale


12. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe


13. Once you have a clear picture of your priorities – that is your values, goals and high leverage activities, organize around them. – Stephen Covey



C. Tell yourself you can do something


14. Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. – Chantal Sutherland


15. Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them. – Stacy London


16. To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. – Sugar Ray Robinson


17. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden


18. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. – Goethe


19. Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you – Unknown



D. Having a success mind-set


20. Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. – Albert Einstein


21. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele


22. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. –Winston Churchill


23. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier


24. Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell


25. There are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to get things done and those who don’t want to make mistakes. – John Maxwell


26. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts – Unknown


27. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn


E. Hard work pays


28. Don’t give up. The beginning is always the hardest. Life rewards those who work hard at it." – Unknown


29. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. – Gordon B. Hinckley


30. Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come." – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


31. A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell


32. The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! – Marvin Phillips


33. Dreams don’t work unless you do. – John C. Maxwell



F. Don’t make excuses


34. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin


35. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. – George Washington Carver


36. If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses. – Bruce Nauman



G. Perseverance


37. Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. – Victor Hugo


38. Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams. – Ben Carson


39. Never, never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill


40. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard


41. I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. – Og Mandino


42. Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher


43. A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B. F. Skinner


44. I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win. – Arnold Palmer


45. The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it. – Kalpana Chawla


H. Think of the benefits


46. The results of education are always fruitful. – Unknown


47. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela


48. Education provides the fullest opportunities for fulfilling ourselves. It is the access to all that a person has yet to learn – Lowell Milken


49. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. – Marlan Wright Edelman


50. Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential – Kofi Annan


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. -- Aristotle


Remind yourself how much you want to succeed, seek help where it is needed, take action and refuse to give up. You got this.


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