Preparing to take your exam:
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
H. L. Hunt
For the crammer:
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
Willa Cather (1873 - 1947), The Song of the Lark, 1915
Right before the exam (replace Maker with Prof.):
"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
Sir Winston Churchill, on the eve of his 75th birthday
When you hit the trouble spot of the exam:
"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
While taking the exam:
"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all."
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Before you turn in your exam:
"I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up."
Beverly Sills (1929 - )
Before the next exam:
S"uccess is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
Sir Winston Churchill
After you have taken an exam:
"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
*As you can tell, I love Churchill. Also, I love quotes. This was a great idea. GW Lawboy.