Words of encouragement for academic achievements (53+)

Words of encouragement for academic achievements

  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
  • Education is about inviting every single person who enters a school to realize his or her relatively boundless potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavor. It is concerned with more than grades, attendance, and academic achievement. It is concerned with the process of becoming a decent and productive human being. William Watson Purkey
  • When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. Zig Ziglar
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler
  • I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
  • Academic achievement was something I’d always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval. Caroline Knapp
  • I want to see a New Story education, which is not only about intellectual knowledge – not only about measurement – not only about academic achievement. It is also about heart, feelings, emotions, relationship, love, compassion, generosity, beauty. All these values are part of the heart. Satish Kumar
  • The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • If you think you can’t, you’re right. Carol Bartz
  • My contention is, first, that we should want more from our educational efforts than adequate academic achievement and, second, that we will not achieve even that meager success unless our children believe that they themselves are cared for and learn to care for others. Nel Noddings
  • In both children and adults, there can be a hard-to-deny link between a robust sense of hope and either work productivity or academic achievement. Jeffrey Kluger
  • As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions. Brad Sherman
  • There are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action – to try to balance out those effects. Sonia Sotomayor
  • When the students were asked to identify their race on a pretest questionnaire, that simple act was sufficient to prime them with all the negative stereotypes associated with African Americans and academic achievement. If a white student from a prestigious private high school gets a higher SAT score than a black student from an inner-city school, is it because she’s truly a better student, or is it because to be white and to attend a prestigious high school is to be constantly primed with the idea of “smart”? Malcolm Gladwell
  • I think for what success looks like for me, it is a world in which you can look at the achievement scores, the academic scores, of any school anywhere in this country [the USA], and you wouldn’t be able to look at the score and determine what the racial makeup or the socioeconomic makeup of that school is simply because of the academic achievement levels. Michelle Rhee
  • When I went to college, as much as my parents emphasized academic achievement, they emphasized marriage even more. They told me that the most eligible women marry young to get a ‘good man’ before they are all taken. Sheryl Sandberg
  • I think the WikiLeaks releases furnish us with an opportunity to observe the upper reaches of the American status hierarchy in all its righteousness and majesty. High-achieving colleagues attempting to get jobs for their high-achieving children. Foundation executives doing fine and noble things. Prizes, of course, and high academic achievement. Thomas Frank
  • The shift from the perception of the child as innocent to the perception of the child as competent has greatly increased the demands on contemporary children for maturity, for participating in competitive sports, for early academic achievement, and for protecting themselves against adults who might do them harm. While children might be able to cope with any one of those demands taken singly, taken together they often exceed children’s adaptive capacity. David Elkind
  • Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused. Maggie Gallagher
  • (F)or 50 years, the well-meaning leftist agenda has been able to do to blacks what Jim Crow and harsh discrimination could never have done: family breakdown, illegitimacy and low academic achievement. Walter E. Williams
  • It has been proven time and time again in countless studies that students who actively participate in arts education are twice as likely to read for pleasure, have strengthened problem-solving and critical thinking skills, are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair. Quincy Jones
  • After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools – except for penmanship, which was not my forte. Vernon L. Smith
  • We found out that the young people who had a substantial number of lessons in the Resolving Conflict Creatively Curriculum … not only did better in terms of people skills, that they managed their emotions, they were less violent and more caring, but they actually did better on their academic achievement tests. Linda Lantieri
  • With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that’s been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that – there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects. Sonia Sotomayor
  • Believe it or not, tough times often quickly dissolve into easier times. You’ve got what it takes to get past a tough time.
  • You know why people make mistakes? Because they are willing to see just how far they can push themselves. You don’t know what you’re capable of achieving until you try to achieve it.
  • If you fall 10 times, know that you are perfectly capable of standing up 11 times.
  • Getting a C or D on a test does not describe you as a person. A test score is simply a happening, not a person.
  • You are the only one who can decide how to end your story. Endings aren’t written by circumstances. They are written by people like you.
  • Feeling motivated doesn’t always make you feel like you’ve got Superman’s powers. Sometimes, motivation and determination is that quiet but clear voice that tells you tomorrow is another day to try, try and keep trying.
  • What’s the hardest assignment you’ve got to finish? Always do that one first because you’ve already completed the easy ones.
  • The easiest way to cope with not achieving a goal is to simply accept it. But, tell yourself that you cannot accept it unless you’ve tried to do the best you can do.
  • Succeeding at school does not mean never making mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes. That’s how we learn and grow. It’s avoiding making the same mistake that gets you closer to your goals.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that you don’t have to see all the steps of a big staircase. You just have to take that first step to start climbing them.
  • If you wait for just the right time to do something, well, that time may never come. In fact, the right time may be right now.
  • If you wait for just the right time to do something, well, that time may never come. In fact, the right time may be right now. | inspirational quotes for students in college | quotes for students from teachers
  • Have you ever struggled to follow a path in the woods covered with fallen branches and muddy holes and, after working hard to keep following it for a long time, you eventually come to the most beautiful lake you’ve ever seen? 
  • You know you can do this, right? I know you can. YOU know you can. Well, that means you’re already halfway there. And the last part of anything–a movie, a level in a video game, the last inning of a baseball game–is always the best.
  • There are always doors of opportunity opening for you but you’ve got to be the one to decide to go through those doors to see what’s on the other side
  • It may seem like some problems don’t have solutions but remember, every solution found was once somebody’s problem
  • Opportunities and chances are two entirely different things. Never let chance decide how you are going to achieve your goals. 
  • What you are capable of doing right now is much more important than thinking of what you are capable of doing
  • So you made a mistake–so what? That means you tried to do something nobody else ever tried to do. That makes you
  • Have you ever played baseball with your friends and felt a little scared when it came time for you to bat because you were afraid you might strike out? But, you stepped up to the plate, anyway, didn’t you?
  • How do you know something is impossible to achieve until you try achieving it?
  • Nobody is perfect. Nobody! If everybody was perfect, we wouldn’t be motivated to do anything except sit and think about how perfect we are. Wouldn’t that be boring? You wouldn’t want to show your friends that new bicycle trick you taught yourself if you thought you were perfect.
  • Writing the first sentence of that essay is the best way to show yourself you are fully capable of writing the second sentence, and the third sentence, and the fourth sentence.
  • Nobody can do everything they want to do but right now, in this moment, you can do anything you want to do.
  • Do you know what Kermit the Frog meant when he said “time is fun when you are eating flies”? He was saying that no matter what a frog is doing, they always find fun in doing it. 
  • You know why they put “delete” keys on a keyboard? Because nobody is perfect. If you don’t like something you’ve done, delete it and move on. 
  • If you can dream about getting a good grade on a project, you have the ability to make it happen.
  • Right now something may seem impossible but once you’ve accomplished that impossible task, it’s now a reality.
  • How can you learn to get back on your own two feet if you don’t fall over and over again? Falling teaches you how to get up as fast and capably as possible
  • What are the 10 things in your life right now that make you happy? Think about those 10 things. Then start tackling your school work. I guarantee you’ll be smiling.
  • You have an endless supply of creativity. The more you use it, the more you’ll have.
  • What do you want to be doing 10 years from now? Whatever it is depends on your ability to get things done.
  • You can’t beat somebody who never gives up.
  • Finishing an assignment is like learning to walk as a baby. One step at a time eventually got you to that toy you really wanted lying on the other side of the room.
  • Take advantage of the opportunities you have right now. You can’t depend on chances. They’re not dependable.
  • No difficulty is without its own, unique reward. But you won’t find out what that reward is until you take on that difficulty.
  • You might be on the right track but if you just sit down on that track, you might get run over.
  • Blow right by a failure and don’t stop. It’s the only way to get to your ultimate destination–success.
  • Your professor (or teacher) might be an expert on something but he didn’t start out an expert.
  • Have you made a mistake yet? If not, then you’re not really trying to be the best you can be
  • OK, let’s get this done. But first, tell yourself loudly “No negative thoughts are allowed in my brain”!
  • Nobody accomplishes anything without feeling motivated. So, what motivates you? 
  • If you believe you can do something and try to do it, then you were right.
  • Attitudes are like tires. If they’re flat, you gotta change them or you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere.
  • Don’t think about why something may not work. Think about it working.
  • We are always much, much more than what we think we are. Think big and bold when it comes to your strengths and skills. They are just waiting for you to discover them. 
  • Comfort zones are meant to be breached.
  • Don’t just imagine finishing your work or getting a good grade. When you only dream, you are only sleeping.
  • Limitations on what you can achieve are set by one person only–yourself.
  • Your future needs you to make it. Right now, it’s waiting for instructions.
  • You don’t need anybody’s approval or anybody’s opinion. All you need to do is focus on doing the best you can do.
  • You might not feel motivated or inspired right now but know that thousands of people have made it to the top of the tallest mountains in the world. If they can do that, you can do this.
  • That wall you don’t think can be climbed only exists in your mind. So knock down that wall with an imaginary wrecking ball and don’t stop to look at what remains. It no longer matters.
  • It is entirely possible to live your dreams. But you can’t live them when you simply think about them. Life is all about action, motivation and doing.
  • You won’t know what “coulda” been if you don’t dive into a lake of “shouldas”. 
  • There are no victims of circumstances beyond their control. There are only victims of their own inaction. Decisions have benefits or consequences. It’s your choice. 
  • “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain
  • “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X.
  • “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.” — Chinese proverb
  • “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — BB King
  • “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch
  • “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden
  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
  • “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin
  • “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth
  • “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” — Mason Cooley
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “The expert in anything was once a beginner — Helen Hayes.”
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Stills
  • “I think it’s possible to ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” — Elon Musk
  • “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.” — Thomas Edison
  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated.” — R Collier
  • “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” — A.A Milne
  • “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

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