Best Inspirational Quotes for Seniors

I love inspirational quotes. Reading them can really motivate me to work harder or even just comfort me when I’m having a bad day. Recently, I’ve been desperately longing for senior year to end and college to start. So I’ve decided to share some words of wisdom that I like to turn to when I need a boost.

On staying motivated this semester

Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot.

– Tom Haverford, Parks and Recreation

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If you’re going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

– Wayne Dyer

On procrastination

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

– Pablo Picasso

On staying busy & becoming passionate about extracurriculars

Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.

– Jon Stewart

On college rejection

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

– J.K. Rowling

On petty high school drama

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

– Unknown

On the future

Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.

– Michael Scott, The Office



On new beginnings

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

– Proverb

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  • Nadira Berman

    As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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