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October 06, 2018 Anniversary Wishes For Parents 4 comments

Dear Grandma and Grandpa,. I can feel my chest tighten as I start typing out this letter. I still remember the day when you left this world like it.

33 High School Graduation Quotes

  1. "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
    Inspirational Quotes

  2. 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. Paulo Coelho

  3. ... you are on the threshold of your future and all of your possibilities. Ben Bernstein, Stressed Out!

  4. 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

  5. "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

  6. "Shoot for the moon! Even if you'll land among the stars." Les Brown
    Graduation Quotes

  7. "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

  8. "You have learned a lot, but there are still lots of learning for you as you journey through life. Never stop learning." Kate Summers
    Short Graduation Quotes

  9. "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

  10. "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

  11. "The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." Herbert Spencer

  12. "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

  13. "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

  14. "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

  15. "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?

  16. "You're young and you're bulletproof and invincible. But never underestimate the power of other people's love and prayer." Tony Snow
    Christian Poems

  17. "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

  18. "Great minds have purposes, others have wishes." Washington Irving

  19. "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." Michelle Obama

  20. "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

  21. "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
    Graduation Poems

  22. "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

  23. "The opportunities we have access to today are those which our grandparents couldn't have dreamed about." Chad Grills, The Happy Life

  24. "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

  25. "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

  26. "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." Marie Curie

  27. "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

  28. "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

  29. "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

  30. "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
    Motivational Poems

  31. "When something big stands in your way, think of the triumph that waits on the other side." lance dale, A Shot of Positivity

  32. "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
    Success Poem

  33. "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

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High School Graduation Wishes and Quotes to Write in a Card

high school graduation wishes from grandparents

Walking through the crowd, in the sea of black gowns and hats, I wanted my words in blue to shine through the red and white stripes and show the world my loyalty and love for America, my son’s birthplace and where a judge declared my citizenship in 1994 and welcomed me to the tapestry of this nation.

It’s very hard for an immigrant to make a presence in a foreign country. The barriers in culture and language bar immigrants from opportunities, making it almost impossible for most people to succeed. That’s what I center my work on.

— Julie Lam, 50, from New York, graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., with an M.F.A. in creative writing for fiction.

My cap is a scale model of my university with the quote “it’s all about perspective” across the top! I’m a major in theatrical design (scenic design in particular), and with all of the drafting and model building that I’ve done over the years, what better way to represent both what I love and what I’ve spent most of my time doing!

— Mallory Gabbard, 22, from Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with a B.F.A. in theatrical design.

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What to Write in a Graduation Card (78 Messages, Wishes, Quotes, and Congratulations)

high school graduation wishes from grandparents

Graduating from college is one of life’s biggest events. After years of hard work and dedication the reward is both a relief and a time for celebrating. If you know anyone who has or is about to graduate college then you should have a huge amount of admiration for them. A good way to show how proud of their achievements is to congratulate them, possibly with a gift or card. You don’t have to go over the top or spend a huge amount, but celebrating a major life event of theirs is always a nice gesture.

But if you’re going to be giving them a card you might be struggling what what to write or say in it. Finding the words to sum up your feelings and wish the college graduate success or congratulations can be difficult. If it’s a close family member – perhaps your son, daughter, grandchild etc. – then you will probably be feeling massive amounts of pride, and will want your card message to reflect that. Other, less close friends or acquaintances may require you to wish them well and celebrate their achievements without the same emotional involvement. So it can be tricky finding the right and appropriate words.

Thankfully this guide will show you the perfect messages to write in your college graduation card. Be that a simple card message, quotes, or even more lengthy speeches, we’re sure you’ll find what you need to congratulate the graduate. You can use any of the examples below and copy them directly into your card (or change them to fit your circumstances)

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College Graduation Wishes

These happy graduation messages aren’t specific to or from a person so can be used in most circumstances. They should be a good way of generally wishing someone well on their college graduation.

  • We’re so proud of all you’ve accomplished. Congratulations!
  • We’re so pleased to be celebrating your graduation. Congratulations and well done
  • Huge congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for the future
  • You never stopped believing and look at what you’ve achieved. Keep reaching for the stars!
  • Heres to you, grad! Congrats and good luck with everything!
  • All your hard work has paid off. Now let’s celebrate!
  • You can achieve whatever you want, all you have to do is believe in yourself.
  • Congratulations becoming a graduate. Now take some time and enjoy yourself before deciding what to do next
  • Graduating college is an amazing achievement and I’m sure whatever you choose to do next you’ll make it a success
  • All the studying and all-nighters had been worth it as here you are, graduating! Congratulations
  • Wishing you all the best after your graduation and hoping to see you spread your wings and fly
  • You deserve all the praise and success you get. Well done!
  • You’ve done so well and I know you’re going to do even better in whatever you choose next. Congratulations
  • Best wishes for the future
  • Congratulations on overcoming all the challenges that college throws at you

College Graduation Quotes

A inspirational, funny or insightful quote is a great way to congratulate someone on their graduation. Try one of these graduation quotes below for your card.

  • “Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you will go” – Christian Larson
  • “Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” – John Dewey
  • “We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success” – Tory Burch
  • “There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning” – Orrin Hatch
  • “The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one” – William James
  • “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” – Arie Pencovici
  • “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France
  • “The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions” – Bishop Mandell Creighton
  • “You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference” – Janet Napolitano
  • “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad” – Theodore Roosevelt

Funny College Graduation Wishes

Why not put a smile on the graduates face on their big day? A witty or funny message is a great way to share in the fun of their big occasion. So use one of the funny messages or quotes below in your college graduation card.

  • “Now that you’ve graduated, just remember: Bosses don’t usually accept notes from your mother.” – Melanie White
  • The future just called and it’s waiting for YOU!
  • Looks, brains and now a degree? Watch out world – this grad has it all
  • The tassel was worth the hassle, eh!
  • “You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day” – Andy Samberg
  • “Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously” – G.K. Chesterton
  • Friends and classmates are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives
  • We always knew you’d barely graduate
  • I can’t wait to hear your name horribly mispronounced at the graduation ceremony
  • Without Google and Wikipedia, would we even be celebrating your graduation today?
  • Thanks a lot, I lost a bet because you graduated!
  • “The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness” – Robert M. Hutchins

Inspirational College Graduation Quotes

You might want to inspire the new graduate with words of encouragement. If so then try an inspirational quote from a famous author, politician, sportsperson and more.

  • “So many of our dreams first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable” – Christopher Reeve
  • “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps” – David Lloyd George
  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “I will reach for the stars no matter how hard it seems, and fly like a bird with the knowledge this journey brings” – Semetra C. Vanison
  • “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible” – Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” – Arthur Ashe
  • “Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings” – Ralph Blum
  • “It is not the size of the arena in which you find yourself that counts; it is what you do with it” – Dr. Irene C. Kassorla
  • “Just because you don’t know what you want yet, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to want” – Emily Henry
  • “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

College Graduation Wishes for a Friend

If it’s a friend of yours graduating then you will want to wish them well on the future and congratulate their success. Either in person or with a card, try the messages below to show your friend how proud of them you are.

  • Congratulations! You can get the beers in tonight
  • All your hard work has paid off, and will continue to pay off. Congratulations friend
  • All the best wishes on your graduation and the future
  • To old friends and new beginnings!
  • I’m not entirely sure how you managed to get your degree – all I ever saw you doing was partying! Congratulations pal, well earned
  • Well done, mate, a fantastic achievement and I’m so pleased for you
  • You won’t forget us now you’re a high flying graduate, right?
  • You’ve shown everyone if you chase your dreams and never give up you can achieve anything. Congratulations
  • Woo! You’re a graduate! Let’s party!
  • To see my good friend graduate is such a joy, and I’m so proud and pleased for everything you’ve accomplished

College Graduation Wishes for Son

If your son is graduating then you will no doubt be feeling incredible pride and joy at his success. You can use one if the wishes below to hopefully sum up your feelings and let him know just how proud you are of his achievements.

  • It seems like only yesterday you were our little man, still in diapers. And now here we are – you’re graduating. We’re so proud of you son!
  • “My father always told me, Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Jim Fox
  • Words can’t describe the pride we’re feeling. Congratulations son!
  • We know this is just the start of a wonderful life filled with amazing opportunities.
  • Always remember that whatever you choose to do we will be there to support and love you
  • As you head out into the world alone we feel nervous about letting you go but excited for the life you’re beginning. Congratulations to our special son
  • Today you stand before us as no longer a boy but a man. A man who has achieved incredible things and will go on to achieve even more. We love you so much and will be forever proud of you
  • You have worked so hard my child. It is time to celebrate your graduation. You have made us all very proud. Best of luck for your future
  • Never forget who you are, son, or where you’ve come from. Be proud of your past and the path it’s helped you to forge.
  • Congratulations to the best son I the world. Go do us proud!

College Graduation Wishes for Daughter

Your daughter graduating is such a huge event and will fill your heart with happiness and pride. Take those feelings and express them in a touching and thoughtful best wishes to her. If you need a little help then try the examples below.

  • This is the start of your new life, an exciting beginning for all the wonderful things to come. Happy graduation to our wonderful daughter
  • We are so proud of the strong and independent young woman you’ve become. We love you and cannot wait to see where life takes you next
  • We’ve always been so proud of everything you’ve done and today is no exception. We couldn’t have asked for a better daughter. Congratulations!
  • 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 accomplishments are incredible and we now want to see you chase your dreams. We believe in you – go get ’em!
  • I can’t believe you’ve graduated from college. It felt like only yesterday you were a tiny bundle of joy in my arms and now you’re about to take in the world. Remember I love you and will always be there for you. Congratulations!
  • Here’s to the door to new opportunities that has just opened for you, our daughter. Enjoy your graduation day, we are so proud of you
  • We’re going to throw the biggest party for our amazing graduate! The biggest congratulations to our special daughter
  • You’ve grown up so fast, and whilst we miss those days of you as our beautiful little girl we’re so proud of the woman you’ve become. Congratulations on graduating
  • Education is the key which unlocks all your potential. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. We know the degree you’ve worked so hard for will help you in thriving in the field you’ve chosen. We love you so much, congratulations

College Graduation Wishes for Grandson

Grandparents often have a special and close relationship with their grandchildren. So seeing your grandson graduate from college will be a hugely important event. Pride, love, happiness – all emotions you will probably be feeling. So use these wishes to tell your grandson just how proud you are of him.

  • We couldn’t be more proud of our grandson and all you’ve gone on to achieve.
  • You are brilliant, able and ambitious. Happy Graduation to our amazing grandson. I bless you with all that you need to earn many more achievements and feats in life ahead. Congratulations and well done.
  • Watching you grow up and become such a capable, intelligent and astounding young man has been a pleasure. We love you and please tenner how proud your grandparents are of you
  • Now that you’re a graduate don’t forget your fuddy-duddy grandparents! We’ll always be here to support you. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on graduating. Wishing that brighter opportunities come your way and you achieve success in all of them!

College Graduation Wishes for Granddaughter

Much like with your grandson a granddaughter graduating will be a source of joy and immense pride. She will want to know her grandparents are thinking of her so make sure to wish her well and congratulate her with these wishes.

  • We’re so proud to see our beautiful granddaughter graduating! We love you so much
  • Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! Looking back, we always knew you’d go on to amazing things. Wishing you the best in the wonderful career you have chosen.
  • Your achievements are so impressive and seeing you become this phenomenal woman brings us such pride. Congratulations darling
  • 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, granddaughter.
  • Know that we will always be there for you whatever you choose to do. Congratulations

Use the high school graduation quotes to offer words of wisdom to the new graduate. You must Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. The opportunities we have access to today are those which our grandparents couldn't have.

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At Chelsea Clinton's Graduation, Dad Speaks

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, June 6) -- First daughter Chelsea Clinton graduated from high school today, with her mother looking on and her father telling the 122-member senior class to "be brave and dream your dreams."

"Class of 1997, you are beautiful," President Bill Clinton, the commencement speaker, told the Sidwell Friends graduates. "Go out and live like it. Be humble and be proud. Be of service. Be optimistic and grateful. Be brave and dream your dreams."

Chelsea, clad in a white dress, accepted her diploma on a stage under two giant sycamore trees, then dashed across the platform to hug her father.

During his comments, the president at times spoke wistfully, with reflections on fatherhood.

"Members of the class of '97, you are not the only graduates here today," he said. "Even though we are staying home, your parents are graduating too. Just as your pride and joy in this day must be tempered by the separation of Sidwell and the daily contact with the wonderful friends that you have made here, our pride and joy are tempered by our coming separation from you. So I ask you at the beginning to indulge your folks if we seem a little sad or we act a little weird. You see, today we are remembering your first day in school, and all the triumphs and travails between then and now."

In keeping with past tradition, the private school excluded reporters from the graduation ceremony, but the White House set up an audio feed of Clinton's remarks into the press briefing room. Following a graduation reception at the school, Chelsea's grandparents and uncles joined the Clintons at the White House.

The seventeen-year-old is headed for Stanford University next fall. By all accounts, her parents are bracing for the impact of their only child's departure.

"We find ourselves fighting back tears as we contemplate what our days will be like when our daughter leaves the nest to embark on a new stage of life," Hillary Clinton wrote in her syndicated column this week.

Earlier, spokesman Mike McCurry described the president as anxiously weighing his message. "The president gets help sometimes on his speeches, but there's only one pen on this one -- and it's daddy's," McCurry told reporters.

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