Tis the season…for graduation. Whether you are looking for some words of wisdom to pass along to your own special grad or need some inspiration to pass along in a commencement speech, here are a few quotes to inspire you. These quotes are appropriate for either high school or college graduation.
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Being True to Yourself
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: The Definition of Success
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Use Your Education to Change the World
“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
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: You Are in Control of Your Own Future
“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.”
~Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Try New Things
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Definition of True Success
“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” ~ Danny Thomas
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Believe in Your Dreams
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Do For Others
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” ~John Wesley
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: Make Your Own Opportunities
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle
Inspirational Quotes for Graduation: The Privilege of Education
“When you feel discouraged or simply lazy, as is bound to happen sometimes, remember the millions of people in the world who have not had your privilege. Remember the poor and obscure lives of those countless millions who suffer from every sort of deprivation and frequently find themselves the unwilling victim of wars, and a variety of cruelties, perpetuated by man on man. Is it not significant that the first bid for self realization, among the poor and downtrodden, is to assert their right to education?” ~ Jehan Sadat