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"The fireworks begin today...

"Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse."

That's what Edward Koch says about the possibilities that now lie ahead for the new graduate! And many of the inspirational graduation quotes that follow are similarly motivational:

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I'm not sure if you should read all of these motivation quotes in one go, or take them nice and slowly... I tell you what, I'll let you decide. Yep, you decide how to proceed. And if you know of any more graduation inspirational quotes please tell us about them too - thanks, and enjoy!... 


Graduation Quotations

Graduation inspirational quotes - what they say...

"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness."
-- Pearl S. Buck

(And if you're at all interested in happiness and how to be happy, well I'm hoping you're smart enough to know what to do! Hee.)

"Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues."
-- Author Unknown

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it."
-- William Arthur Ward

"The tassel's worth the hassle!"
-- Author Unknown

"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God."
-- Eleanor Powell

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
-- Wayne Dyer

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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."
-- John Updike

"All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them."
-- Walt Disney

"If you believe it, YOU can achieve it!"
-- Graduation Saying

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"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

"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

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."
-- Albert Einstein

(Hmm, and you can learn more about success here!)

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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"I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known."
-- Author Unknown

"Put your future in good hands - your own."
-- Author Unknown

(And if self-esteem is an issue, and it might be, it is possible to build your self-esteem, to learn to love yourself!)

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
-- E.E. Cummings

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

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
-- Confucius

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."
-- Art Linkletter

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"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

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
-- Arnold H. Glasgow

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
-- Albert Einstein

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
-- Winston Churchill


Graduation inspirational quotes - what they still say...

Yes, there are more graduation inspirational quotes can you believe for you to read.

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"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

(And the first world you should seriously think of changing, is your own! I humbly suggest. And if you'd like a helping hand in that department, why not start with sharing your story with us all!)

"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder."
-- Ralph W. Sockman

"The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm."
-- Fred Dehner

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
-- Sydney J. Harris

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."
-- Brian Tracy

"The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions."
-- Bishop Mandell Creighton

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"Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves."
-- Jawaharlal Nehru

"There is just one life for each of us: our own."
-- Euripides

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
-- Anatole France

(All of which these personal growth tools I recommend enable you to do.)

"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority."
-- William Arthur Ward

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"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."
-- Gary Bolding

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving."
Russell Green

"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live."
-- John Adams

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
-- Aristotle

"Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated."
-- Garry Trudeau

"There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises.' Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning."
-- Orrin Hatch

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"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails."
-- Author Unknown

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
-- Napoleon Hill

"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try."
-- Yoda

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
-- Confucius

"Whatever you do, you should do it with feeling."
-- Yogi Berra

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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
-- William Butler Yeats

"At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros."
-- Paul Freund

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
-- David Lloyd George

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
-- B.F. Skinner

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"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
-- Beverly Sills

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone."
-- Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

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

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
-- Nelson Mandela

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

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught."
-- Oscar Wilde

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"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!"
-- Andy McIntyre

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

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
-- Judy Garland

"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."
-- Robert Orben

"My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'
-- Jim Fox

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

Graduation inspirational quotes - what NEXT?...

Well, I don't think you EVER graduate from life... do you! (Except, maybe, in death.) So why not pat yourself on the back (or the back of your loved one, or your graduating friend), smile a while, and then steel yourself for what comes next...

For the rest of life awaits!

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