"You must decide where you want to go. Do not let the winds of life
determine your life's outcome. Set your sail, and use the winds of life
to get to where you want to go."
John Whitton, Dirty Thirty - 30 Life Lessons
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage
and willingness to change; at such a moment,
there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in
saying that we are not ready.
The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.
A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether
or not to accept our destiny.
... you are on the threshold of your future and all of your possibilities.
Ben Bernstein, Stressed Out!
Students get diplomas when they graduate from high school,
but I think they should also get diplomas for simply surviving the teen years.
Melanie Willard, Dare to be Raw
"Then that same confident and mature high school graduate will be a
very different person when they graduate college than when they entered.
Four years can make a big difference in maturity."
Lee Binz, Senior Year Step-by-Step: Simple Instructions for Busy Homeschool Parents
College Graduation Quotes
"Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss...you'll land among the stars."
"The learning that starts in school and used to end at graduation is now
a vital and continual proactive process."
Victor Hayek, Outclass: How to Ace the Lessons of Life and Graduate with Honors
"You have learned a lot, but there are still lots of learning for you as
you journey through life. Never stop learning."
Short Graduation Quotes
"If you remember that there is something to learn in every problem,
then you can learn to grow by the storms rather than being crushed by them."
Paul and Dan Monaghan
"When you wholeheartedly adopt a "with all your heart" attitude
and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things."
Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
"A well-designed life is a life that is generative - it is constantly creative,
productive, changing, evolving, and there is always the possibility of surprise.
You get out of it more than you put in."
Bill Burnett; Dave Evans, Designing Your Life
Quotes about Life
"We all ended up here today at the end of chapter one, high school.
Chapter two is about to start, and though it hasn't been written yet,
we all have a pen in our hands."
Lee Scully, 2016 Valedictorian Bonar Law Memorial High School
Words of Encouragement
"Graduation is a time to nod at the past and smile at the future.
And we'd better smile at it because it's quite a bit bigger than us."
Noah MacDonald, 2014 Valedictorian Oromocto High School
"Maybe you're facing graduation. More than anything else,
young adults want to work at a job that inspires them, that has meaning."
John Ortberg, What Is God's Will for My Life?
"You're young and you're bulletproof and invincible.
But never underestimate the power of other people's love and prayer."
"We pull the college slingshot back so far until finally high school
graduation comes and we release it. We head off to four or five
amazing years. Our parents needed eighteen years to prepare
for those and it is all worth it."
Jon Acuff, Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your New Career
Funny Graduation Quotes
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
"I want you to keep pushing forward. Just keep pushing forward.
And I want you to reach out and ask for help. I know your teachers
tell you that all the time, but please understand that no one gets
through college - or life, for that matter - alone. No one. I certainly didn't."
"It's important not to try to follow anyone else's path, too.
It might seem very appealing to believe that if you just do what
someone else did you will get the results that they did - you won't,
their path is unique to them, too."
Claire Louise Hay, Having It All
"Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little.
Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own."
Arnold Bennett, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
"When you are tempted to compare yourself to others,
remind yourself of this thought: no one is above the other.
We are only born different."
Alexi Weaver, How to Get Rid of Self Doubt and Start Believing In Yourself
"The opportunities we have access to today are those which our
grandparents couldn't have dreamed about."
Chad Grills, The Happy Life
"Remember that the only thing you can possibly control in your life is you
and your actions. Set goals that do not depend on luck, other people,
the circumstances around, but rather on you."
Thomas Abreu, Science of Success
Poems about Life
"Either we are dust and nothing but dust. In this case, accumulating wealth
or power, or fame cannot be described as success since these are the
very things that perish with time as well, or we are more than the sum
of our molecules, in which case we must strive for more than the
world's definition of success. Simply being 'all we can be,' is not enough.
We must be meaningful to each other. It must be our goal that no man
or woman walks alone. … So, regardless of your future profession,
serve your fellow man with pride and dedication and share more kind
words than criticisms."
Liam Sipkema, 2014 Belleisle Regional High School Valedictorian
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing
must be attained."
"Never be afraid to seek help to get back on your feet.
It doesn't matter how many times you lose your way,
keep on keepin' on and one of these times you'll finally reach
the destination you've been looking for."
Carson Tompkins, 2017 Tobique Valley High School Valedictorian
"For some of you sitting here tonight, this has been an easy accomplishment,
but for others, the road to graduation has been filled with hardships -
yet here you all are today. And now, I want you to continue to
work hard, follow your heart and follow your dreams."
Tami Van Wort, Moncton High School
Graduation Congratulations Quotes
"You have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of everyone
you are associated with, sometimes positive, sometimes not,
but you will make a difference."
Shane Thomas, Fredericton High School
Make A Difference
"In order to actually obtain the real meaning of success in life,
we must begin by working towards the things we love,
and by acquiring the motivation and inspiration to take our lives
where we want them to go."
Brianna Forbes, 2017 Bonar Law Memorial High School Valedictorian
"When something big stands in your way, think of the triumph that
waits on the other side."
lance dale, A Shot of Positivity
"Accept that success is not always about how intense you are.
Success is about doing simple tasks repeatedly until the bulk of
the work is done."
Charles Duncan, 5-minute Habits
"When you judge another individual, a situation, or even yourself,
you begin to instantly put limits on your own personal growth."
Michael Austin Jacobs, Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life