44 Graduation Quotes to Write in Your Child’s Card

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When you know what to say but you don't know how to say it.

Graduation Quotes That Your Child Never Knew They Needed

Graduation is one of the most special times in your child's life, so don't let them forget it with these inspiring quotes.

These words will remind your child of how far they've come. During this big moment, they'll appreciate knowing that they're never alone. Although emotions are high, the seed has already been planted for success. It's time for graduation! Your son or daughter can only go up from here.

Your work here is done. As far as your child has come, have faith in how far they will still go. A few words of wisdom can go a long way for an eager soul. Allow your love to be spoken through these beautiful graduation quotes.

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

  • "You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world." - Tom Brokaw

  • "Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave." - Henry Peter Brougham

  • "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

  • "What we learn with pleasure we never forget." - Alfred Mercier

  • "Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential." - Kerry Washington

  • "Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!" - Louisa May Alcott

  • "Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life." - Frederick W. Robertson

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

  • "Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead." - Nora Ephron

  • "You don't go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference." - Janet Napolitano

  • "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." - B.B. King

Graduation Quotes To Instill Wisdom

  • "Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey." - Michael Josephson

  • "What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul." - Joseph Addison

  • "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "There are no regrets in life. Just lessons." - Jennifer Aniston

  • "We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success." - Tory Burch

  • "When you leave here, don't forget why you came." - Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "It is absolutely still possible to make a difference." - Michelle Obama

  • "The highest result of education is tolerance." - Helen Keller

  • "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

Motivational Graduation Quotes

  • "Kid, you'll move mountains." - Dr. Seuss

  • "Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein

  • "When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important." - Ellen DeGeneres

  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done." - Arnold Palmer

  • "In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality." - Kristian Kan

  • "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

  • "Get busy living or get busy dying." - Stephen King

  • "The road to success is always under construction." - Lily Tomlin

  • "Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life." - John Wooden

  • "Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." - Charles Swindoll

Graduation Quotes That Are Good For The Soul

  • "The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." - Anthony Robbins

  • "Knowledge is not power. The implementation of knowledge is power." - Larry Winget

  • "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

  • "Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final." - Roger Babson

  • "Now that you've graduated, just remember: Bosses don't usually accept notes from your mother." - Melanie White

  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for great things." - Josh Hinds

  • "You must continue to dream the wild dream that you dreamed when you were young." - Mike Tomlin

  • "The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." - Ayn Rand

  • "Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." - T. H. Huxley

  • "The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change." - Maya Angelou

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