10 Powerful Motivational Quotes for Supercharging Lifelong Learning

by | Nov 18, 2018 | Classroom Management

People like to share powerful motivational quotes everywhere for any number of reasons. We place them on social media to inspire others and define our values. They end up on posters in our offices and classrooms for a daily refresher of what’s important. Above all, powerful motivational quotes remind us that everything we need to succeed is already within us. This is true of so many things in life, and lifelong learning is no exception.

One of our main goals as educators is to foster the desire for learning in those we teach. Quotes aside, anyone can develop a passion for continuing to learn. There are no time or age restrictions on learning; all that need be there is the want and willingness to learn. What we present below are 10 powerful motivational quotes we feel speak to helping create that inner willingness.

As much as it should be enjoyable, learning can also be challenging. For example, if we fail it can be hard to pick ourselves back up without help from the outside. Sometimes we also compare ourselves to those who do better than we do. As far as our goals go, we even tend to underestimate ourselves and set the bar too low. All of these things and more can hinder our development of a passion for lifelong learning. However, with powerful motivational quotes like these, your students and you can work to overcome such barriers one by one.

Share these with whoever you feel may benefit from a little lifelong learning inspiration.

10 Powerful Motivation Quotes for Lifelong Learners


“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”—Ziad K. Abdelnour


“Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are not a copy, you are an original.”—Yvonne Wilson


“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”—Anthony J. D’Angelo


“Most people don’t aim too high and miss. They aim too low and hit.”—Les Brown


“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”—Harry Golden


“Begin anywhere.”—John Cage


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”—Mahatma Gandhi


“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” —Richard Branson


“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”—African Proverb


“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”—Vernon Howard

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