16 Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through College

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College: The last time it's acceptable to be broke and hungover every day of your life.

Ah, yes college! Though many people's minds may flood with fond memories of booze-fueled parties and lose men, when you're actually still there you tend to realize all too well that a little more goes into actually attaining that coveted degree.

Though it may seem like a never ending uphill battle while you're in the midst of pulling your second or third all nighter in a row, rest assured that someday sooner than you think, you're going to look back and realize it was all worth it.

Here we've pulled together a collection of inspirational, motivating, and even funny quotes to help you keep your eye on the prize and off of all those toned frat pledges streaking across the dorm lawn.


"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." - Abigail Adams

"I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star." - Natalie Portman


"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein


"But if you tell folks you're a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you're talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn't work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you." - John Green


"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D'Angelo


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle


"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

"College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?" - David Wood


"It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree." - Bobby Scott


"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." - George Washington Carver


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

"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college degree." - Mark Twain


"I used to be a regular college student and now I go all over the country and stay in really nice hotels." - Steven Hill


"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." - James Thurber


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

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