It’s hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end. Through good times and bad times, we’ve found new ways to show our love and support in our classrooms. We’ve found pockets of joy and overcome challenges with our students to cross the finish line together. Here are some of the best end-of-school-year quotes to honor this moment.
Once you’ve finished reading these great end-of-year and last-day-of-school quotes, be sure to check out our list of favorite classroom quotes!
Our Favorite End-of-Year Quotes
“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” — Oprah Winfrey
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful.” — Beau Taplin
“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
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy — I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” — Art Williams
“Let’s do what we love, and let’s do a lot of it.” — Marc Jacobs
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
“Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” — Nora Ephron
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier
“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.” — Joseph Addison
“So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you.” — Sean Junkins
“They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buehner
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher … is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” — Maria Montessori
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein
“The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.” — Joseph Campbell
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” — Patrick Stump
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” — John F. Kennedy
“Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew. I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.” — Unknown
“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” — Matt Haig
“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” — Wayne Dyer
“Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.” — Anonymous
“You don’t want to look back and know you could’ve done better.” — Unknown
“At any given moment, you have the power to say, ‘This is not how the story is going to end.’” — Christine Mason Miller
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison
“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
“You can. End of story.” — Cory Lewis
“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.” — Charles Kettering
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” — T.S. Eliot
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A.A. Milne
“We all learn by our experiences, but some must attend summer school.” — Peter De Vries
“What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.” — J.J. Watt
“So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you.” — Vicky Davis
“The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.” — Alice Cooper
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” — Taylor Swift
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