15 Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire Your Graduate
Graduation season is upon us, and it's no secret that reaching this milestone can drum up an array of feelings for everyone involved. For the last few years, your graduate has worked hard to achieve this moment, but now that it's finally here they might suddenly find themselves wondering what's next. While you might not know exactly what's to come, finding the right words to prepare them for the future can definitely help. Whether you're filling out a card or looking for a motivational saying to write on a cake, this list of the best quotes from celebrities, historical figures, and more are guaranteed to inspire your graduate.
Some of the greatest writers, speakers, and historical figures have shared words of wisdom reflecting on education, society, and life that can be especially helpful when navigating new chapters. From Robert Frost's humorous "Education is...hanging around until you've caught on," to Michelle Obama's inspiring words on helping to build one another up, "Our greatness comes when we appreciate each other's strengths when we learn from each other, when we lean on each other," there's something for every emotion you're trying to convey. For the sentimental graduate, what better way to celebrate their accomplishments than a word from the writer that helped shape them? No graduation quote roundup would be complete without a word or two from Dr. Seuss, but you won't find any "One Fish Two Fish" here. There's a reason why the acclaimed writer's prolific sentiments on life's chapters are a staple during times of change.
Find more words of wisdom to impart on your recent graduate with these heartfelt and humorous quotes worthy of a graduation card.
"He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin!"
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
"Education has for its object the formation of character."
George Bernard Shaw
"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'" —"Back to Methuselah"
"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
"Education is...hanging around until you've caught on."
"All I know is just what I read in the papers."
"Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential."
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"Live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve."
"Our greatness comes when we appreciate each other's strengths when we learn from each other, when we lean on each other."