Senior Quotes I Love but Won’t Be Using

Happy senior quote season, seniors! It seems crazy that we’re in this position, huh? Feels like just yesterday we were scared freshmen walking into our schools for the first time. Now we’re here, just months before graduation, and choosing the quote that will be plastered next to our names in the yearbook. 

I’ve been thinking about my senior quote for quite some time, and through my research on Pinterest, as well as suggestions from friends, I have compiled quite the list of potential quotes.

So…

I thought I would help out my fellow seniors who are still on the quote search, and share the list of amazing quotes I love, but won’t be using. 


  1. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau
  2. Even if we dont have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there – Stephen Chbosky
  3. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about – Benjamin Franklin
  4. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be – Douglas Adams 
  5. Anyone can find the dirt in someone, be the one who finds the gold – Proverbs 11:27
  6. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves” – Thomas Edison
  7. Though the mountain may crumble, You will not – Isaiah 54:10
  8. “A thousand times I fail, still Your mercy remains” – Joel Houston 
  9. “Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with”- Thomas Fuller
  10. “I do not have the slightest clue what I am doing, that’s the adventure… I stopped worrying about it, that’s the beauty.” – Jason King
  11. “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” – T.S. Eliot 
  12. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” – John F. Kennedy
  13. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  14. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly” -John F. Kennedy
  15. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” – C.S. Lewis
  16. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. “Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you will go” – Michael Josephson
  18. “You’ve got a new story to write. And it looks nothing like your past.” – Danielle Laporte
  19. “On the difficult days, when the world is on your shoulders, remember that diamonds are made under the weight of mountains.” – Beau Taplin
  20. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” J.K. Rowling
  21. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney
  22. “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” -C.S. Lewis
  23. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn
  24. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser
  25. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
  26. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas Edison
  27. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan

My fellow seniors, as we approach Graduation day, may I encourage you to pick a quote that means something to you. Pick something that fits you– your personality, values, and goals. 

For the senior still scrambling to pick a quote, or the eager junior getting a head start, I hope this post has equipped you with at least a couple more options. 

All the love. 

Sincerely, 

M. xo. 

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