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250 Graduation Quotes That Are Legit Inspiration

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers

“All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – JK Rowling

“My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them.” –Ruth Westheimer

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”–George Washington Carver

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“Success doesn’t rush. The greatest reward is the journey!” – Jeff Moore ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” –Nora Roberts

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

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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“Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.”– Kerry Washington

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.” – Harold B Melchart

“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 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

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.” – Unknown

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve

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

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

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

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

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.”– Michelle Obama

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”– Milton Berle

“The highest result of education is tolerance.” —Helen Keller

“Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” —H Jackson Brown Jr.

“Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it when you’re having it.” – Dick Costolo

“It doesn’t matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping.”- Jerry Zucker

. “Sucess is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it… Err in the direction of kindness.” – GEORGE SAUNDERS ( 250 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

“Kid, you’ll move mountains. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!”— Dr. Seuss

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

“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

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing.” – Pele

“Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.” —Steve Jobs

“Don’t make excuses, don’t blame the past. The rest of your life can be the best of your life!” – Joel Osteen

“The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success.” – Curt Gerrish

“Share your sparkle wherever you are.” – Dodinsky

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” —Henry Peter Brougham ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” —Dr. Seuss

“Knowledge is not power. The implementation of knowledge is power.” —Larry Winget

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”– Albert Einstein

“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” —Jennifer Aniston

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”– E.E. Cummings

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.”- Oprah Winfrey

“Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.” – Anna Quindlen

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”– Jim Carrey

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” —Michael Josephson

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.”– Helen Keller

“When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.” —Adlai E. Stevenson

“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

“Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun.”
– Joss Whedon

“Be bold, be courageous, be your best.” – Gabrielle Giffords

“You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship.” – David Foster Wallace

“Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it when you’re having it.” – Dick Costolo

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”– Confucius ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“Life is an improvisation. You have no ideas what’s going to happen next and you are mostly making things up as you go along.”– Stephen Colbert

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.”– William Arthur Ward

“My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small and that you never need to carry more than you can hold.”– Rascal Flatts

“The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.”– Jon Stewart

“Showing up is 80 percent of life.”– Woody Allen

“A world where men ran half our homes and women ran half our institutions would be just a much better world.” — Sheryl Sandberg

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

“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” — Edward Koch

“When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” — Ellen DeGeneres

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

“Today is a milestone. It tells you how far you’ve come. Keep learning, keep trying, keep accomplishing, and keep venturing on through your journey. Congratulations!” – Unknown ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert

“Graduation isn’t the end of a tough journey. It is the beginning of a beautiful one…” – Unknown ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

“If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” –Anonymous ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” – Les Brown

“Always be the first-rate version of yourself, instead of the second-rate version of somebody else.”– Judy Garland

“It’s always a good move to listen to that inner voice…if it doesn’t lead to a crime.”– Lisa Kudrow

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

“Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

“I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

“Courage is one step ahead of fear.” – Coleman Young

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” –Napoleon Hill

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” – J.M. Barrie

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

“Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar 

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” – Bette Davis

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” —Harriet Beecher Stow

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” —Kevin Ngo

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
– Samuel Beckett ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Sam Levenson

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.”
– Tom Bradley

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

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson ( 250 Graduation Quotes )

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —Simone de Beauvoir

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty

“What is considered impossible is someone else’s opinion. What is possible is my decision.”― Idowu Koyenikan

“I have lots of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When you find yourself in the thickness of pursuing a goal or dream, stop only to rest. Momentum builds success.”― Suzy Kassem

“Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden

“Believe in your greatness. Because what you believe is what you become.”― Udai Yadla

“You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton

“Life is a teacher. We are the student.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told.” – Alan Keightley

“It is not speed that matters, it’s persistence.”― Abhijit Naskar

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

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