It’s that time of year when students everywhere face tests and papers before the holiday break. Today’s Thoughtful Thursday brings quotes to inspire your sons as they hunker down and get this job done.

The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare. -Bobby Knight

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. -Robert Collier

It always seems impossible until it is done.

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.–William Ward

Never do tomorrow what you can do tomorrow. Procrastination is the thief of time.

Success is a function of persistence, doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 20 minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after 30 seconds. – Malcolm Gladwell

Fall 7 times, stand up 8. – Japanese Proverb

Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. – Anonymous

The expert in anything was once a beginner.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

No one said it would be easy. But if it was easy it wouldn’t be worth it.