Studying for the bar exam can be a daunting process. Below are inspirational videos and quotes that prior bar takers have found helpful.



  • “A matter that becomes clear no longer concerns us.” – Nietzsche
  • "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."  Arthur Ashe
  • “I am good enough, I am smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” – Stuart Smalley (SNL)
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  Eleanor RooseveltThis is My Story
  • “Where fear is, happiness is not.” – Seneca
  • “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas
  • “What if Michael Jordan had quit? He would have never made Space Jam.”  Kid President
  • “Everyman must now row with the oar they have.”  English Proverb
  • “One unable to dance blames the unevenness of the floor.”  Malay Proverb
  • “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”  Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist
  • “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Eleanor RooseveltYou Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Winston Churchill
  • “Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society
  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  • “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”  Henry Ford
  • “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”  Art Williams
  • “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”  Samuel Beckett
  • “The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep Going.”  Graeme Fife
  • “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bulls*it story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”  Jordan Belfort
  • “The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.”  Anonymous
  • “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.”  Anonymous