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For inspirational verses, look to some well-known writers for encouraging prose to express your enthusiasm and support for the future of your new graduate.
You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up
reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.
- American novelist and poet John Updike
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams in the life you've imagined.
- American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau
If you're looking for something more fun, how about a message from the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss?:
Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You
have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any
direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the
guy who'll decide where to go.
Motivational Graduation Quotes
These quotes foster a message for graduates of all ages to push on, make a difference, or follow their dreams.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
- Author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- American poet E.E. Cummings
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
- American author William Arthur Ward
Words of Wisdom
If you would like to offer some scholarly advice to your graduate, then the words of these great leaders would add an inspiring touch.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
- Former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill
The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
- Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller
To incorporate more of a religious theme on your invitations or announcements, these spiritual verses offer a way to express your heartfelt sentiments with messages of faith and hope for their future.
God has a great plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
Funny Graduation Quotes
If comic relief is more your style, borrow some humorous lines from some of these prominent people.
It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to
avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock.
- Hairstylist, businessman, and philanthropist Vidal Sassoon
Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are
experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.
- Artist Gary Bolding
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
- American Officer and pilot Bette Reese
The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core
curriculum. The entire place is an elective.
- Political satirist Jon Stewart
Graduation is a time to celebrate and honor your loved ones as they embark on the next phase of their life. These quotes can help you personalize your wishes and excitement for them as they embrace their future endeavors.