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Exam Quotes at their Best: 38 Motivations to Pass the Exam
For those who have the experience in preparing the CPA, CMA , CIA exams or any board exam for that matter, you’ll understand the huge amount of time, effort and sacrifice for this exercise, and at some point, we all need something to cheer us up to continue the quest.
I have taken the time today to write down my favorite exam quotes (written on post-its around the desk and monitor) that have encouraged me all the way to CPA exam success.
I hope you will find them helpful. I also think that it’s important to know the person behind these famous quotes so please take the time to skim through the bio summary.
Big thank you to Frits Ahlefeldt (Hiking Artist) for the illustrations.
These motivational exam quotes are organized into these 6 attributes of success:
• Diligence
• Persistence
• Taking the Initiative
• Learning from Failure
• Facing Challenges
• Living A Fruitful Life

Exam Quotes for the CPA Exam
Exam Quotes on Diligence
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” ~ General Colin Powell
Colin Powell (1937 – ) is a retired four-star general in the US Army and the 65th United States Secretary of State (and the first African American appointed to this position) serving under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005.
Few minds wear out; most rust out.” ~ Christian Nextell Bovee
Christian Nextell Bovee (born 1820) was an American author from New York City. Many widely circulated quotes from him comes from his two publications, Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies, and Intuitions and Summaries of Thought.
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.” ~ Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) was a famous eighteenth century English poet best known for his quotes and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” ~ David Bly
David Bly (1852-) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 25B.
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