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Collection of PROUD GRADUATE QUOTES for High School & College Graduation 2023

Proud Graduate Quotes

High school and college graduation is right around the corner, and for many parents, it is an emotional time, which makes it difficult to find the right words to send your child off with in the real world. Thankfully, some amazing historical figures and current legends have given us some inspirational graduation quotes to pass on to your proud graduate. So wish them a happy graduation day in 2023! Check out this collection of proud graduate quotes 2023 for your child’s high school or college graduation.

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Proud Graduate Quotes 2023

Proud Graduate Quotes

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. -Nelson Mandela

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

Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. -Michelle Obama

Proud Graduate Quotes

Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own. -Michelle Obama

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. -Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. -Steve Jobs

Proud Graduate Quotes

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

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

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -Henry David Thoreau

Proud Graduate Quotes

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. -Henry David Thoreau

My dear, terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives. -Lin-Manuel Miranda

That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart. Sink your teeth into this life, and don’t get let go. -Lin-Manuel Miranda

Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. -Neil Gaiman

Proud Graduate Quotes

Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. -Barack Obama

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

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

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

Proud Graduate Quotes

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

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

You become what you believe. -Oprah Winfrey

Proud Graduate Quotes

Follow your passion. It will lead to your purpose. -Oprah Winfrey

Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve got to take risks. -Denzel Washington

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. -Barbara De Angelis

Congratulations! Today is your day You’re off to great places You’re off and away You’ve got brains in your head You’ve got feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any Direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’

Proud Graduate Quotes

Just because you don’t know what you want yet, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to want. -Emily Henry

You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. -Paulo Coelho

Proud Graduate Quotes

When we show up, act boldly, and practice the best ways to be wrong, we fail forward. No matter where we end up, we’ve grown from where we began. -Stacey Abrams

The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers, and never stop following your fear. -Grace Helbig

I hope you trust in the timing of your life and that you follow your own path without worrying so much about what everyone else is doing or how fast they are moving. -Colleen George

Proud Graduate Quotes

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. -Nora Ephron

I’m continually trying to make choices that put me out of my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable it means you’re growing. -Ashton Kutcher

Proud Graduate Quotes

Your path is your character defining itself more and more every day, like a photograph coming into focus. -Jodie Foster

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand

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

Proud Graduate Quotes

Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. -Tom Brokaw

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

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Gandhi

Proud Graduate Quotes

The best way to predict your future is to create it. -Abraham Lincoln

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. -Robert H. Schuller

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

Proud Graduate Quotes

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. -B.B. King

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill

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

Proud Graduate Quotes

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

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. -Abraham Lincoln

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Proud Graduate Quotes

I believe you can fly! The sky is your limit. Spread out your wings and soar high. Congratulations and best wishes.

Your brilliant achievements are remarkable. May all your dreams come true. Good luck and congratulations.

Graduation is an exciting time. It marks both an ending and a beginning; it’s warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.

Enjoy all of your achievements. You’ve come a long way and I’m excited to watch you grow.

A hearty congratulation on your graduation and wishing you good luck for the new beginning in life. May you reach all your goals.

Proud Graduate Quotes

You are brilliant, able and ambitious. You shall always walk the glory road. Happy graduation. I bless you with all that you need to earn many more achievements and facts in life ahead. Congratulations and well done.

We praise you for your efforts, and send good wishes too, for a future filled with happiness and your fondest dreams come true.

Congratulations Graduate. You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals and now you’re on your way to seek new vistas, dream new dreams, embark on who you are, embrace life with passion and keep reaching for your star. Go for it!

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.

Your future is bright. For all the times of late night studies, lack of sleep and sacrifice of enjoyment your reward is here. Congratulations to you.

Proud Graduate Quotes

The journey of life brings both challenges and chances. May you carry your spirit to snatch the chances and beat the challenges. Congratulations on your graduation. May you live a proud life.

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! Looking back, it was all worth it. Wishing you the best in the wonderful career you have chosen.

Right from when you were a little kid and till today, you have only given us reasons to hold our heads up in pride. We are so lucky to have you in our life. Congratulations and best of luck for a successful career.

Congratulations on your brilliant success and achievement. Keep up the good work and many more great accomplishments will keep coming your way. We are so proud of you.

As you cherish the fruits of your hard work, I wish that success keeps following you in everything that you do. Today and always… Congratulations and Happy Graduation.