45 End of Year Quotes for Students to Boost Your Motivation

If you haven’t done as well as expected in your exams, it feels like you have nothing to look forward to. While everyone is excited, you would rather forget everything and wallow in self-pity.

I’ve been there.

And I’ve also been on the other side of the spectrum, where I’ve done well and looked forward to the new college year with growing excitement.

Like me, most students face both types of new year — because nothing in life is ever permanent. If you performed badly now, it doesn’t mean you’re going to do the same next year. You can always change your situation.

So, here are 45 end of year quotes for students to boost your motivation and gear you up for a better academic year.

45 End of Year Quotes for Students

1. “What sculpture is to a block of marble; education is to the human soul.” Joseph Addison

2. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” Unknown

3. “Education is something we have to keep pursuing day after day.” Premier Brian Gallant

4. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo

5. “The earlier you start working on something, the earlier you will see results.” Unknown

6. “You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.” Benjamin Franklin

7. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison

8. “You don’t want to look back and know you could’ve done better.” Unknown

9. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” John F. Kennedy

10. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy- I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” Art Williams

11. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” Unknown

12. “There may be days when you’ll say to yourself, ‘I can’t. I literally can’t even.’ But you can! You can even!” Katie Couric

13. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

14. “The two best days of school, the first and the last.” Unknown

15. “School may be hard, annoying, and irritating. But admit it, you’re going to miss it when it ends.” Unknown

16. “Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful.” Beau Taplin

17. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” Unknown

18. “Education doesn’t make us smarter. It makes us whole.” Jill Biden

19. “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” Nora Ephron

20. “Intelligence and character—that is the goal of true education.” Martin Theologizer King Jr

21. “Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” Michael Josephson

22. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” Anthony Robbins

23. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb

24. “Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.” Unknown

25. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” Ben Hogan

26. “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” Angela Duckworth

27. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain

28. “Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.” Unknown

29. “Success in no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pelé

30. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato

31. “Do something now; your future self will thank you later.” Unknown

32. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln

33. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle

34. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” Oprah Winfrey

35. “Everything’s always ending. But everything’s always beginning, too.” Patrick Ness

36. “If you want to play, then practice. If you want to win, then practice harder.” Unknown

37. “To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States.” George W. Bush

38. “Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” Dana Stewart Scott

39. “A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” Helen Keller

40. “2 things you need to survive the last week of school: chocolate and caffeine.” Unknown

41. “You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.” Michelle Obama

42. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” Derek Jeter

43. “I’m not going to school just for the academics. I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.” Emma Watson

44. It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed, plans didn’t go as expected, or changed direction completely — what matters is that you’ve grown, stood for what you believed in, and are still fighting. Pooja, SMC

45. Don’t let your grades define you. Don’t let your studies consume you. And don’t think it’s the end of the world if your academic year didn’t go as expected. Studying is merely one part of your life, not your entire life. Go out with friends, start a passion project, and focus on your mental health. One day you’ll regret putting your textbooks above yourself. Pooja, SMC

Final Thoughts

I hope these 45 end of year quotes for students inspired you as they have me.

This year, my study journey fell flat as I started part-time work and focused more on my blog. And there was a hint of fear there—the fear of failure.