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Short quotes are an excellent way of voicing your congratulations on this special day in the life of someone you love.

You will find an inspiring collection of famous graduation quotes & sayings at Poem4Today.

You can finish school, and even make it easy, but you never finish your education, and it is seldom easy. ~ Zig Ziglar

Graduation Sayings

The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show

Wherever you go,
No matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.

~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

Congratulations on your Graduation

Now the future lies before you like a field of driven snow. Be careful how you tread it for every step will show.

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Cherish your memories, but look forward...
Treasure your friendships but reach outward...
Learn from the past but move onward...
Live each day with hope and climb upward...

Famous Graduation Sayings & Quotes

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again. ~ Stephen Grellet

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ~ Calvin Coolidge

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours, it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.
This is the day your life really begins.

Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing whether or not to say it.

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him.
Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead."
~ Charles M. Schwab

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them.
~ George Bernard Shaw

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to. ~ George E. Allen

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." ~ Thomas Edison

You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?...Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. ~ Lydia M. Child

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the law of the universe will be simpler. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. ~ Washington Irving

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly."~ Corra May Harris

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." ~ George E. Woodberry

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
~ Mother Teresa

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." ~ Helen Keller

Graduation Message

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.

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