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
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. —Confucius
Be bold, be courageous, be your best. —Gabrielle Giffords
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
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
Middle School Graduation Quotes
We do not remember days; we remember moments. —Cesare Pavese
Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. —Patch Adams
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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