Inspire Your High School Graduate with Our Quotes Graphic
Do you have any advice for your high school graduate? Now that he or she is ready to take the next step, it’s time to pass on any wisdom you want to share.
Our quotes graphic for high school graduates offers a variety of insights about facing the future, doing what you love, and staying true to yourself.
Click on the image below to see the full graphic.
What would your high school graduate say if he or she had to give a graduation speech? Instead of asking your graduate to compose the speech from scratch, inspire him or her to assemble a speech out of famous quotes.
Besides getting your graduate to think about the future, this activity will exercise his or her ability to organize ideas in writing and make them flow. Your graduate can also cite the sources of the quotes using footnotes or another academic writing style, which will be helpful if he or she plans to attend college.
Take a look at this example speech made entirely out of quotes, many of which are found in the graduation quotes graphic.
There is a reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end, it’s the beginning.1 The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.2 Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.3
Every [person] is the architect of his [or her] own future.4 Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.5 Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.6
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.7 All our dreams can come true … if we have the courage to pursue them.8 To those who say stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.9
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.10 Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.11 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.12
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.13 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.14 Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.15
If you have trouble finding quotes about the future or pursuing your dreams, just switch topics. Focus on a related topic, such as hard work, determination, or doing what you love.
Do you have any favorite inspirational quotes that apply to graduation? If so, take this opportunity to share them with us!
1 Orrin Hatch
2 Edward Koch
3 Oprah Winfrey
4 Appius Claudius
5 Albert Einstein
6 Ralph Waldo Emerson
7 E. E. Cummings
8 Walt Disney
9 Kristian Kan
10 David Lloyd George
11 Mark Twain
12 Eleanor Roosevelt
14 Arie Pencovici
15 Michael Josephson