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25 Inspirational Graduation Quotes To Celebrate Students of All Ages

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Graduation is one of the most important transitions we go through in our lifetimes. With all the pomp and circumstance, it can be a time of great excitement, and it can also be a little scary. After becoming so familiar with our surroundings, what comes next in our story? Am I ready? From preschool to high school and beyond, these wonderfully inspirational graduation quotes are perfect for sharing with students as they step into the future. 

Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation Quotes

If you dream it, you can do it. —Walt Disney

If you dream it, you can do it. —Walt Disney

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. —Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. —Confucius.

Be bold, be courageous, be your best. —Gabrielle Giffords

Be bold, be courageous, be your best.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt.

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you—because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. —Roald Dahl

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you—because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. —Roald Dahl

Promise me you’ll remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. —A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Promise me you’ll remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. —A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. —J.M. Barrie

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. —J.M. Barrie

Middle School Graduation Quotes

We do not remember days; we remember moments. —Cesare Pavese

We do not remember days; we remember moments. —Cesare Pavese

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. —Patch Adams

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. —Patch Adams

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. —Les Brown

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. —Les Brown

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. —Dale Carnegie

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. —Dale Carnegie

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

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

Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. —Martin Luther King Jr.

Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. —Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why. —Buddha

There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why. —Buddha

Be Bright. Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Beautiful. Be Brilliant. Be You. —Paulo Coelho

Be Bright. Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Beautiful. Be Brilliant. Be You. —Paulo Coelho

High School Graduation Quotes

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. —Sun Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. —Sun Tzu

The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules. —Neil Gaiman

The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules. —Neil Gaiman

Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. —Senator Orrin Hatch

Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. —Senator Orrin Hatch

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. —Arthur Ashe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. —Arthur Ashe

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. —John Dewey

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. —John Dewey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. —Albert Einstein

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. —Albert Einstein

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