16 Finals Week Quotes Misattributed To Adorable Animals

16 Finals Week Quotes Misattributed To Adorable Animals

What better way to get through finals?

Finals week is tough. Luckily, looking at adorable things decreases stress levels. So, I have coupled inspirational/motivational quotes with pictures of adorable animals to get you through finals.

1) “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Scottish Highland Calf

(Thomas Jefferson)

2) “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Dwarf Donkey Foal

(Theodore Roosevelt)

3) “Stick to what’s in front of you—idea, action, utterance.” – Teacup Pig

(Marcus Aurelius)

4) “This too shall pass.” – Leonberger Puppy (and also my sister who is pretty cute)

(Persian Poem)

5) “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Pygmy Hippo

(Bill Gates)

6) “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Quokka (small Australian marsupial)


7) “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” --Fennec Fox Cub

(Napoleon Hill)

8) “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bush Baby

(Bruce Lee)

9) “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Australian Possum

(Thomas Edison)

10) “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Hedgehog

(Winston Churchill)

11) “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Baby Three-Toed Sloth

(Thomas Edison)

12) “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Red Panda

(Winston Churchill)

13) “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – Elephant (calf)

(John R. Wooden)

14) “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – Baby Pygmy Slow Loris

(William Durant)

15) "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." --Sea Lion Pup

(Michael Jordan)

16) "Finals week is awful, but it's almost Christmas Break. Hang in there." --Fawn

(Sydney Wilcox)

On that note, good luck on your finals. Just one week left until break and we can all recharge in time for next semester. May the curve be ever in your favor.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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Every day has a purpose.


People don't give high school enough credit for having the ability to shape your life. It can build you or it can break you and often times there is no in between. As I enter into my senior year of college I have reflected a lot on my college career and how it really has been the best years of my life up to this point, but I know that without a doubt my life would have been so different in I would have known these things as a high schooler.

1. Your life is valuable

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 2:4-7

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