Inspirational Quotes for Students in Med School, Nursing School or PT School

motivational quotes for nursesGetting through med school, PT school or nursing school is tough.  These inspirational quotes for students can help you find the motivation you need to renew your focus as you study difficult subjects.

Whether you’re trying to overcome procrastination or to find the motivation to persevere during a difficult semester, these inspirational quotes can help to reshape your perspective. 

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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses, Med Students, and PT Students

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
– Charles R. Swindoll

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
– Muhammad Ali 

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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
– Confucius

motivation for slow progress

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

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashecount the waves. (1)

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
– Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
– Colin Powell

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Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
– Billy Graham

EACH LIFE IS MADE UP OF MISTAKES AND LEARNING, WAITING AND GROWING, PRACTICING PATIENCE AND BEING PERSISTENT.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
– Zig Ziglar

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. - Zig Ziglarit’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
– A. A. Milne

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Quotes to Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. 
– Wayne Gretzky

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
– George Herbert

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
– Colin Powell

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. 
– Barack Obama

People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less.
– Charles Duhigg

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”
– Sam Levenson

Do Something today that your future self will thank you for.

– anonymous

Quotes for Finding Motivation to Continue

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
– John D. Rockefeller

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” 
– George Herbert

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
– Thomas A. Edison

Quotes for Self Belief

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
– Oprah Winfrey

Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.
– Simon Sinek

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
– Zig Ziglar

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
– Maya Angelou

Quotes for Working Hard & Putting in the Effort

We are at our very best, and we are happiest when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
– Earl Nightingale

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
– Vince Lombardi

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
– Dwayne Johnson

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” –
Michael Phelps

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
– Thomas A. Edison

Quotes for Eliminating Excuses

Be careful not to compromise what you want most for what you want now.
– Zig Ziglar

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
– Albert Einstein

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.
– Zig Ziglar

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. 
– Albert Schweitzer

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