15 Inspiring Quotes to Finish the School Year Strong

15 Inspiring Quotes to Finish the School Year Strong

“Mom, they’re driving me crazy! They used to be so much better behaved. WHY did I go into teaching? Ugh.” I was complaining to my mother about my students. You know, as one does.

“Well, I can tell it’s May,” she replied. “You always complain about your kids in May.”

And I realized that it was true! Most of my school years went fine. While I usually had one or two problem kiddos, I liked the vast majority of my students. But by May, I disliked nearly all of them. And they disliked me.

I didn’t actually dislike them, though. I was just done with the school year by then. Everything and everyone got on my nerves. My motivation always waned and I had to practically tie my grading pen to my hand.

So, I get it if you are suddenly sick of US History or you want to quit Choir. It’s just that time of year. To help us all (kids, parents, and teachers) push through the last few months, I’ve collected some motivational school quotes. Let the inspiration begin! 😉

15 Inspiring Quotes to Finish the School Year Strong

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

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

3. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne

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

5. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

6. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.”

7. “You can. End of story.”

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

9. “Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful.”

10. “When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” – Patrick Stump

11. “You can only get better through action.”

12. At any given moment, you have the power to say, “This is not how the story is going to end.”

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

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

15. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

Which quote inspires you the most? Let me know in the comments below! 

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2 thoughts on “15 Inspiring Quotes to Finish the School Year Strong”

  • I loved these, they were and still are so inspiring, I even ended up writing some on sticky notes and sticking them around my room, and office, being a vice principal is hard, you end up having to deal so many things, and by the end of the year the students get out of control, I showed some of the kids my favorite quotes and they didn’t understand some at first. But they did eventually.

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