Persistence, self-knowledge, improvement or resilience are some of the values ​​transmitted by these quotes from famous thinkers that can serve to motivate students.

Motivation is a key factor to be able to face the challenges and, in the educational field, it is very important to bet on it in order to encourage the interest of the students in their education and favor a better educational development. In fact, neuroeducation has shown that it is one of the most important factors for a deep and lasting learning process to take place. But generating this desire to learn in students is not always easy. Resorting to motivational phrases that manage to inspire them and encourage in them the desire to learn is an idea to achieve this. We have compiled some of the most striking.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin)

With this phrase, the American politician and inventor Benjamin Franklin highlights the importance of education and the work of teachers when it comes to teaching students. He emphasizes that the more students are motivated to participate in the teaching-learning process, the better their knowledge acquisition will be.

“What with a lot of work is acquired, more is loved” (Aristotle)

The Greek philosopher explains that motivation and effort are two key elements to achieve all the objectives that one sets for himself. And that, furthermore, when you put effort into something that is finally achieved, the achievement is much more satisfying for that person.

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

The importance of doing things with enthusiasm and intensity is what the Indian activist wants to convey with this phrase. Both for life in general, and for learning in particular, facing them with motivation is the key to enjoying what you are doing and learning.

“Believe in yourself and what you are. Be aware that there is something inside you that is bigger than any obstacle” (Christian D. Larson)

The American writer and teacher of New Thought tries to convey that the best way to face any new challenge is to believe in yourself. Self-knowledge and caring for self-esteem are vital for this, as they help to form a positive and resilient mentality and attitude.

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it. If you don’t move forward, you’ll always be in the same place.” (Nora Roberts)

Fighting for what one wants is the main idea of ​​the quote from the American writer Nora Roberts. For this, you have to have desire and motivation, which will be the necessary impulse to move towards what you want to achieve.

“Do not judge each day by what you reap, but by the seeds you plant” (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Perseverance and effort are the main values ​​of this quote by the British novelist and poet Stevenson. With it, he shows that work and daily motivation are the best seeds to achieve long-term goals.

“There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and atomic energy: the will” (Albert Einstein)

With this phrase, Albert Einstein, the most important scientist of the 20th century, tells us about the importance of having willpower. For him, this quality is stronger than anything else, as it is the ‘human motor’ to achieve what is wanted.

“You can always, when you want” (José Luis Sampedro)

This version of the popular saying ‘to want is to be able’ created by the writer and humanist José Luis Sampedro also shows that the will and the desire to want to do something are the key to achieving it.

“There are only two days in the year when nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other one tomorrow. Therefore today is the ideal day to love, grow, do and, above all, live” (Dalai Lama)

The spiritual leader of Tibet advocates living in the present and using the day to day to do the things you want. Thus, he tries to make us understand that the past and the future cannot be controlled and that is why we should not give them so much importance.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The surest way to succeed is to try one more time.” (Thomas A Edison)

The inventor of the light bulb is committed to trying things as many times as necessary until he achieves them, without fear of failure or regret for not having succeeded. For him, giving up without trying one more time is the greatest weakness of the human being.

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