Send your graduate out into the world with an inspiring message. These quotes and sayings are the perfect addition to a graduation card or poster. 

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs

This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really there is no normal. There’s only change, and resistance to it, and then more change. – Meryl Streep

For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right. – Tim Cook

Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world. – Nelson Mandela

Sentimental Graduation Quotes

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end. – Ernest Hemingway

Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. – Minor Myers Jr.

Sometimes, the only way to discover who you are or what life you should lead is to do less planning and more living— to burst the double bubble of comfort and convention and just do stuff, even if you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead, because you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead. – Daniel Pink

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all, in which case, you fail by default. – J.K. Rowling

Encouraging Graduation Quotes

You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Seuss

And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. – Neil Gaiman

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Graduation is only a concept. In real life, every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference. – Arie Pencovici

There will be times when your best isn’t your good enough. There can be many reasons for this, but as long as you give your best you’ll be okay. – Robert DeNiro

Uplifting Graduation Quotes

As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own. – Michael Dell

You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way! – Dr. Seuss

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

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Unknown

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

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