40 College Life Quotes to Get You Through the School Year

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40 College Life Quotes to Get You Through the School Year
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College can be stressful sometimes, and it can often leave you thinking, "why am I paying this much money to cry in the library once a week?" Don't worry, we have all been there. Next time you need a laugh, a little motivation, or a reminder of why you're working your butt off, check out these 30 college life quotes.

Motivational Quotes

  • "Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you." — John Green

  • "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest when you haven't planted." — David Bly

  • "There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs." — Zig Ziglar

  • "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." — Malcolm X

  • "Accept failure as part of the process." — Unknown

  • "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." — Vincent Van Gogh

  • "Every expert was once a beginner." — Helen Hayes

  • "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." — Maya Angelou

  • "Be so good they can't ignore you." — Steve Martin

  • "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time more intelligently." — Henry Ford

  • "Opportunities don’t happen. You create them." — Chris Grosser

  • "You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." — Oprah Winfrey

Funny Quotes

  • "I pulled an all-dayer today. It was rough." — Unknown

  • "Cumulative final exams are like fights in relationships. Why must we continue to bring up the past? What's done is done." — Unknown

  • "Don't judge a book by its cover. My math book has a picture of someone enjoying themselves on it, but I am not enjoying myself at all." — Unknown

  • "Choose a major you love and you'll never work a day in your life because that field probably isn't hiring." — Unknown

  • "When I die I want the people I did group projects with to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one last time." — Unknown

  • "I've got 99 problems and 97 of them are due by the end of the week. The other two were due last week." — Unknown

  • "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." — Walt Disney

  • "Definition of a College professor: someone who talks in other people’s sleep." — W.H. Auden

  • "Focus on doing the right things instead of a bunch of things." — Mike Krieger

  • "So long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire to not screw up, you're on the right track." — Ed Helms

Heartwarming Quotes

  • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." — Nelson Mandela

  • "College has given me the confidence I need to fail." — Jarod Klintz, This Book Has No Title

  • "Education is the best provision for life's journey." — Aristotle

  • "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." — Vincent Van Gogh

  • "A college degree is not a sign of a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life." — Reverend Edward A. Malloy, Monk's Reflections

  • "Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond, cauliflower is nothing but cabbage without a college education." — Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • "Take it all one day at a time and enjoy the journey." — Kristi Barlett

  • "Educating yourself does not mean you were stupid in the first place, it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn." — Melanie Joy

  • "The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye." — Helen Keller

  • "College is like a fountain of knowledge and the students are there to drink." — Chuck Palahniuk

  • "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." — E.E. Cummings

  • "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." — Benjamin Franklin

  • "A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled." — Plutarch

  • "College is the reward for surviving high school." — Judd Apatow

  • "College inspired me to think differently. It's like no other time in your life." — Lara Oleynik

  • "Whatever you are, be a good one." — Abraham Lincoln.

  • "And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)." — Dr. Seuss

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