Best Inspirational Quotes for Frustrated Students

My obsession with inspirational quotes continues! And this time I won’t exclude freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Everyone gets frustrated with school sometimes, especially right now in the middle of the semester, with summer months and months away…

From working in groups to presenting in front of the class, school is filled with difficult situations. But when the going gets tough, remember these words of wisdom. Hopefully, they can carry you through.

On group projects

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

– Alfred Adler

On bad test scores

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.

– William Julius Wilson

On stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

– William James

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

– Lee Iacocca

On being overwhelmed

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

– Nelson Mandela

On presentations

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

– Dr. Benjamin Spock

On avoiding distractions

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

– Zig Ziglar

The successful man is the average man, focused.

– Unknown

On perseverance

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

– Thomas Edison


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  • Nadira Berman

    As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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2 Responses to Best Inspirational Quotes for Frustrated Students

  1. Greta Dodd May 9, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    “When you let your light shine,
    you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
    “Someday, everything will make perfect sense.
    So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears
    and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks for sharing, Greta 🙂 This is a beautiful quote.

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