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20 Inspirational Quotes for the Class of 2020

May 19, 2020

Honor your grad by sharing one of these inspirational graduation quotes as they journey through their rite of passage. Perfect for graduation cards, personalized gifts, or Instagram captions, these words of wisdom will solidify their big achievement, whether they’re moving up from middle school or graduating college.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Dr. Seuss

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”

Jim Carrey

You won’t get it right every time, you’ll make mistakes like we all do. But if you listen to the truth that’s inside yourself, even when it’s hard, even when its inconvenient, people will notice. They’ll gravitate towards you. And you’ll be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.”

Barack Obama

Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. Make good art.”

Neil Gaiman

Be bold, be courageous, be your best.”

Gabrielle Giffords

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

Denzel Washington

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”

Jim Carrey

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”

Anthony Robbins

Empathy has gotten me so much farther in not only my life, but in my career.”

Ryan Reynolds

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

Kerry Washington

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

Dr. Seuss

There is no script. Live your life. Soak it all in.”

Dick Costolo

Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent van Gogh

Don’t be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self.”

Ed Helms

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

Thomas Jefferson

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

You’re off to great places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So…get on your way!”

Dr. Seuss

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

Edward Koch

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