47 Best Psychology Quotes for Students By Famous Psychologists

When I was a student, I felt sometimes demotivated, distracted, and unhappy because I couldn’t focus on my study and ended up getting poor results.

It’s not like I didn’t want to study but there was something I needed to push me to study hard and smart.

Then I started reading some psychology quotes for students, quotes that can inspire me to do better in my study.

Those quotes helped me improved my results and I believe they can also make a slight change in your perspective and help you achieve decent grades.

47 Best Psychology Quotes for Students to Uplift Your Mood and Motivate You to Work Hard

1.  “Once you start making the effort to wake yourself up—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.” – Robert Biswas-Diener

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2. “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.” – B.F. Skinner

3. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” – Todd Kashdan

4. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

5. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B.F. Skinner

6. “A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B.F. Skinner

Deep psychology quotes for students
Psychology quotes for students

7. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

8. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

9. “If positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all.” – Chris Peterson

10. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy

11. “One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.” — Earl Nightingale

Psychological Quotes for Students
Psychological Study Quotes for Students

12. “You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way.” — Marvin Minsky

13. “Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” — Richard Feynman

14. “A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.” — Chinese Proverb

15. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” — Mortimer Adler

16. “If you are willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” — Anonymous

Psychology Quotes about Learning
Psychology Quotes about Learning

17. “Being entirely honest with yourself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride.” – Karen Horney

19. “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.” – Thomas Stephen Szasz

20. “Life can show up no other way than that way in which you perceive it.” – Neale Donald Walsh

21. “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” – Daniel Kahneman

Psychology Life Quotes

22. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” – Todd Kashdan

23. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” — Elisabeth Kubler Ross

24. “It’s a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.” Daniel Kahneman

25. “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.” — Emile Coue

26. “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.” — William Gibson

Psychology Learning Quotes

27. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. — Theodore Isaac Rubin

28. “Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.” — Mark Goulston

29. “A loser doesn’t know what he’ll do if he loses, but talks about what he’ll do if he wins, and a winner doesn’t talk about what he’ll do if he wins, but knows what he’ll do if he loses.” — Eric Berne

30. “I think self-discipline is something, it’s like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.” — Daniel Goldstein

31. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” – Eckhart Tolle

Psychology Quotes on Perspection

32. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer

33. “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor E. Frankl

34. “Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful.” — Martin Seligman

35. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

36. “Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.” – Robert Biswas-Diener

Awakening Psychology Quotes

37. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

38. “We can’t change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently.” — James Hillman

39. “Everything can be taken from a man, but the last of the human freedoms: to choose one’s attitudes in any given set of circumstances.” – Viktor Frankl

40. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James

41. “We know what we are but not what we may be.” — Shakespeare

Psychology Quotes

42. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

43. “Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” – Thomas Szasz

44. “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.” – Phil McGraw

45. “Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.” – Charles Dickens

46. “Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. ” ― Carl G. Jung

47. “I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” — Abraham Lincoln

Psychology Quotes on Success
Psychologist’s Quotes for Students