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Graduation Messages and Quotes: Congratulatory notes for graduates are all about weaving inspirational words into quotes which motivate them to take life.

Watching my sweet Kindergartener walk across the stage as he graduated brought memories of my graduation as a senior in high school and then college. To celebrate this inspirational achievement, I’ve collected a list of Congratulations Graduation Messages for you to use in your greeting cards and notes! I’ve also included my favorite Graduation Quotes because I love finding inspiration from others… how do these qoutes about graduation inspire you?

From Kindergarten graduation and beyond, accomplishing goals and setting off on new adventures is an exciting time in life! Celebrate your loved ones with inspirational graduation quotes that say exactly what you wish the graduate to hear…

Congratulations Graduation Messages

On this important day, I want you to know how very proud I am of you. You have done so well.

You have reached a major milestone in your life. I am so proud of you for all that you have accomplished. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

We have always known that you could do whatever you set your mind to. Congratulations on your graduation. May you have a bright and prosperous future.

Wishing you success as you pursue your dreams and goals. Here’s to making dreams come true!

Your hard work is on full display as you graduate today!

Good luck on your next adventure!

Of all the things a person can be, you can now say you’re a graduate!

This is just the beginning of many bigger achievements in your life!

My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to!

If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true!

Congratulations on being the first in our family to get a college degree. We are all so very proud of you. Well done. Best wishes for the future.

You are graduating today. We always knew that you could do it!

My best wishes to you for anything you decide to do – now and in the future. Congratulations on a job well done. I am proud of you.

I want you to remember that the peak is your starting point. Congratulations on your achievements today.

You are moving on to a new and exciting chapter in your life. I wish you all the best for the future that lies ahead. Congratulations on your graduation.

It was a long journey, but you made it to graduation!

Did you ever think that this day would come? It seems that only yesterday you were in Kindergarten and now you are graduating.

My feelings of joy and pride at seeing you graduate has brought tears to my eyes. You have worked so hard and done so well.

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College Graduation QuotesQuotes about Kindergarten

“All I really need to know… I learned in kindergarten.” – Robert Fulghum

“The only picture I have of my childhood is the picture of me in kindergarten. I have this expression on my face – it’s not a smile, it’s not a frown. I swear to you, that’s the girl who wakes up in the morning and who looks around her house and her life saying, ‘I cannot believe how God has blessed me.'” – Viola Davis

“I think about the milestones from my childhood and what it will be like to watch our kids go through them. Taking Riley to her first day of school was a whirlwind. I can’t imagine what middle school is going to be like, and high school, and graduation.” – Stephen Curry

“Let’s teach kids, at the kindergarten level, what the contributions of people of color were to building the United States of America.” – Dolores Huerta

One of the first times I ever performed in front of a big group of people was at my kindergarten graduation. I did, like, a Michael Jackson impersonation as, like, a five-year-old. I had the suit and blazer, the glove and the fedora, and I just performed a whole Michael Jackson song. I’m sure it was ‘Smooth Criminal.'” – Chance The Rapper

“We’ve been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we’re conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that’s the right thing for society.” – Bryan Cranston

Cute Kindergarten Quotes

“The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.” – Orison Swett Marden

“I did kindergarten twice because I was so shy.” – Zendaya

“My mom dressed me in silk to go to elementary school. In kindergarten, they sent me home because I couldn’t do finger painting in my dress.” – Allegra Versace

“The girls in kindergarten would chase us boys around trying to kiss us. I’m proud to say I was the first to stop running.” – Jonathan Keltz

“By the time I got to kindergarten, I was surprised to find out I was the only kid with a turkey vulture.” – Jean Craighead George

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“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.” – Carol Burnett

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.: – William S. Burroughs

“You are educated. 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

“It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.” – Norman Cousins

“In this outward and physical ceremony, we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ‘We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'” – Jimmy Carter

Congratulation On Your Graduation

“It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.” – John F. Kennedy

“Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be… well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I’ve known for years are all in the industry together.” – Jon Secada

“For many, graduation marks the end of formal student life – the end of long spring breaks and of thinking that a 10 A.M. class is far too early.” – Alexa Von Tobel

“After graduation, I discovered that I’d hit the limit of what I could learn from the women in my family. On top of that, in the workforce, all of the things that mattered in college suddenly weren’t enough.” – Caroline Ghosn

“When my mother took her turn to sit in a gown at her graduation, she thought she only had two career options: nursing and teaching. She raised me and my sister to believe that we could do anything, and we believed her. – Sheryl Sandberg

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Here we have some the most wonderful, though common Graduation Messages that you can wish them or write on the cards or Graduation gifts.

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

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Happy graduation quotes for friends

I wish you from the bottom of my heart to have only great things on your way: loyal friends, true love, understanding and close-knit family, a profession that will bring you money and satisfaction. Good luck, wishing you a successful career ahead!

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I can’t believe I won’t hear you complaining about your grades anymore. Such a relief! Just kidding. I’m so proud of you, mate. You did outstanding, and I know that it is just the beginning of something even more amazing.

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For you the sky is not the limit, buddy. You are the most ambitious and smart human being I know, and I’m so happy that now you can finally start changing the world. Congratulations on your graduation, mate!

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I know it wasn’t easy to graduate with such success. But you did it. There is no such word as “impossible” for you, and that’s what makes you so special. Wishing you the best of luck in the future, congratulations!

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Finally, it all paid for you, mate. All of the sleepless nights and killed nerve cells. Your future is bright and full of success, and you have deserved it. I love you, congratulations on your graduation!

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Congratulations Graduation Quotes

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Graduation Messages and Quotes: Congratulatory notes for graduates are all about weaving inspirational words into quotes which motivate them to take life head on. Write something special on a greeting card for someone who has just graduated. If you’re going to give a speech, say something that embodies the spirit of being a fresh new graduate, ready to lock horns with destiny. Whether it is your son, daughter or friend – let your words make them realize the importance and power of education. Inspire them to use their college degrees to carve out brilliant careers for themselves. Play your part in making the world a better place, one inspired graduate at a time.

 

1) To succeed in life, align your education with your skills, goals and dreams. Good luck.

 

2) College opened your mind to a world of possibilities. Now open your mind to the impossible. Congratulations.

 

3) Life isn’t too different from college. You will make new friends and new enemies along the way. You will meet people who you fall in love with, and people you start to hate. There will be people who support you and people who will become the biggest naysayers. There will be victories, there will be defeats. Just keep going, work hard and aim to win. Congratulations for graduating.

 

4) Your career will take you through unknown twists and turns but it is your education which will be the pillar you can always lean on. Congratulations.

 

5) Congratulations – not just for graduating with a master’s degree, but for finally becoming the master of your own destiny.

6) Go forth in life to achieve your dreams, but don’t forget the reasons and the people who make the journey worth the trouble. Congratulations.

 

7) Your degree is not just a piece of paper. It is the set of wings that will help you fly away and burst out of the horizon into a new world called YOUR LIFE. Congratulations.

 

8) You may have graduated today, but you were a winner in our eyes since the very beginning. Congratulations.

 

9) Nothing in life can take away the lessons you have learnt while walking along the road to success. Congratulations for graduating.

 

10) Nothing can prepare you for the real world, not even college – just like how nothing could prepare you for college, not even school. Congratulations.

11) You fought battles, overcame obstacles. You had a goal, gave it your soul. You worked hard, went the extra yard. You gave it your all, today you stand tall. Congratulations.

 

12) Your graduation marks the culmination of all the hard work you have put through your life as a student. Enjoy it, savor it and bask in the delight of achieving your goals. You have made us proud. Congratulations.

 

13) Your graduation marks the end of studying and the beginning of life’s real learning. Congratulations.

 

14) Education is about understanding the possibilities that the world has to offer. Being successful in life is about understanding the possibilities that you can create by yourself. Good luck.

 

15) Congratulations for graduating with flying colors. Now go out there and start minting those dollars.

16) Thought graduating was tough? Wait till you get a boss. Congratulations.

 

17) We made sure that you went into a good college because we believed in you. But you graduated, because you believed in yourself. Congratulations.

 

18) Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of the fact that you are now ready to go out there and make the world a better place. Congratulations.

 

19) The power of education can’t be measured, unless you count its power to create a career, a life, provide for a family and most importantly – pave the way for a better tomorrow. Congratulations on getting yours.

 

20) Congratulations for graduating. Hereon, forward is the only way in life. All the best.

21) Life is simple – make the right choices and back them up with plain old hard work. Congratulations on graduating.

 

22) In your eyes you may be a graduate with a fancy degree from a fancy college but don’t forget that in our eyes you will always be the little boy who cried until he got his candy. Congratulations.

 

23) As a student, today is a proud moment for you to graduate. As your parents, today is a proud moment for us to see our son finally stand up on his own feet. Congratulations.

 

24) Now that you have graduated you can finally start EARNING but you will never stop LEARNING. Congratulations.

 

25) May your graduation be the beginning of many more wonderful achievements in your life. Congratulations.

26) Graduation isn’t the end of a tough journey. It is the beginning of a beautiful one. Congratulations.

 

27) You studied hard in high school to get into a good college. You toiled through your semesters to come out as a fine young graduate, ready to take on the world. Let your life so far be an example, that hard work always pays. Congratulations.

 

28) On your graduation just remember one thing – always look back to your education, never your mistakes. Congratulations.

 

29) We hope that your graduation ceremony is awesome, and that it is the beginning of many good things to come. Congratulations.

 

30) May your graduation ceremony be the spark that lights up the fireworks of success and happiness in your life. Congratulations.

31) No matter where you are, no matter what you do, never stop believing in the genius within you. Congratulations on your graduation.

 

32) You’ve fought your battles well. Now it is time to rest and celebrate. But don’t take it too easy. You have to prepare to fight the biggest battle of them all – it’s called LIFE. Congratulations on graduating.

 

33) Congratulations on your graduation. You are almost there. Now all you have to do is go out there and show the world what you are made of.

 

34) People can rob you of your money but they can never rob you of your education. Congratulations for securing yours.

 

35) Your graduation ceremony is not the end of a long journey. It is the beginning of a longer one which will make college seem like a little speck in the bigger scheme of things life will offer. Congratulations.

36) Chase your dreams, burst out at the seams. Never stop trying, never stop learning. Live life to the fullest, give it nothing but your best. Congratulations.

 

37) Sorry to spoil your party but graduating from college is just the first among many other challenging steps you’re about to face in life. And the worst part is that, the rest of them won’t even be half the fun. Good luck.

 

38) Congratulations on graduating. You have just secured for yourself a better tomorrow, by being responsible and taking charge of your life today.

 

39) You may have graduated from college but you will never graduate from learning in life. Congratulations.

 

40) Your degree may get you a good job but only hard work will give you a good career. Good luck and congratulations.

This list of congratulations graduation messages is perfect for college graduation quotes, encouraging quotes for graduates and even includes quotes about.

Graduation messages for friends

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Congratulate on graduation with one of these card messages:

Graduation Messages

  1. Thinking of you on your Graduation, and wishing you happiness always!
  2. Many dream, some try, but only a few achieve. You are an achiever. You have made us all proud, keep up the good work. Congratulations on your graduation.
  3. Congratulations on your graduation. Education is the key to unlocking your potential. The diploma helps a little too.
  4. All your hard work is over, you have graduated. Well, maybe all your hard work isn’t over just yet. Congratulations and good luck!
  5. Follow your dreams for they will always lead you in the right direction
  6. Happy Graduation. All the best for your new life. Make it a successful one.
  7. All the best for a bright future ahead of you!
  8. One degree equals two happy parents. Congratulations on your Graduation!
  9. You have not only graduated from high school. You have graduated into adulthood. Wishing you the best things in your future to come. Congratulations graduate.
  10. You did it. Now it’s time to celebrate!
  11. May God continue to bless you and your abilities, graduate.
  12. You did it! Now it’s all over, or it’s all beginning depending on which way you look at it. Not everyone is a graduate!
  13. You’ve graduated but never forget what you have learnt.
  14. Your graduation proves all of your hard work and determination. Congratulations!
  15. School may be over but in life learning stops on the day stop breathing. Happy Graduation.
  16. Graduating is certainly a milestone but Life is the biggest learning experience of them all! You’re now about to find out what learning really means. Wishing you all the best on this special day and good luck for the future.
  17. Your graduation is a great achievement, but that’s nothing compared to what life has in store for you next with even bigger challenges and opportunities.
  18. Today is a route marker. It tells you how far you’ve come, not that you have finished your journey. Keep learning, keep trying, and keep accomplishing. Congratulations.
  19. Congratulations on your graduation! Just remember the things may not always go the way you want them to, but life has a way of taking those new directions and turning them into opportunities. All the best and good luck for the future.
  20. Congrats you did it! But who lied to you that the hard work ends here? It’s only just begun! Ha ha ha.
  21. Today you’re a step closer to your dream and will soon be reaping the fruits of your hard work. Congratulations!
  22. Accomplishing the small things is the first step in achieving greatness – graduating shows that you’re well on your way!
  23. You studied hard and showed us how it’s done. Congratulations on your graduation 🙂
  24. Congratulations on completing this part of your education. Just remember that learning shouldn’t stop just because your academic career did.
  25. Education is a remarkable tool – It enables you to do wonderful things that can catapult you to great success. Congratulations on your graduation and all the best for the future.
  26. Looking back, wasn’t it all worth it? I’m sure you’re nodding your head in agreement – great job!
  27. Wishing you the very best on your graduation day and beyond. Congratulations! We’re very proud of you.
  28. Graduating is not the end of hard work – it’s just a break before you get into the new and bigger challenges in life. Good luck!
  29. Be proud of this moment – you deserve it for all the effort and passion you invested. Thumbs up for your great performance.
  30. Now that you’ve completed the goals other people set for you, make sure that you have a list of your own. Now you can pursue them knowing that you can accomplish great things. Congratulations!
  31. Learning everyday is the ultimate key to success. Don’t ever stop learning, dreaming and achieving. Go get ‘em, graduate!
  32. If you’re wondering how the last four years went so fast, you should see how quickly the rest of life flies by. Enjoy this moment because you won’t get it back. Congratulations.
  33. The future holds no promises, but rather mysteries and surprises. What you’ve learned in school will prepare you for both. Congratulations this great milestone and all the best for the future.
  34. The piece of paper may be about academics, but the experience was a lesson in life. Congratulations on learning so much in the last [ number ] of years.
  35. We’re very proud of you and your success. Your graduation is tremendous accomplishment. Well done 🙂
  36. I wish you courage as you step ahead towards new challenges in life. Congrats and may all your other dreams be fulfilled.
  37. Your graduation is only a glimpse of what lies ahead in your bright future. Wishing you the very best for the coming years.
  38. Now that you’ve graduated follow your heart and embrace what dreams are important to you. Cherish them. Own them. And pursue them with all of your might.
  39. Congrats on your outstanding achievement. Wishing you all the best for the future and all its challenges and opportunities.
  40. We’re proud of the grades you got, but we’re much prouder of the person you’ve become. Congratulations.
  41. If you work as hard for the rest of your life as you did for these last four years, you’re guaranteed to be successful. Congratulations!
  42. We’re so happy that you’ve achieved this great milestone – Wishing you great success with your dreams and career aspirations.
  43. To a happy ending and a new beginning, new chapter, new endeavors and new challenges. Congratulations!
  44. When you think about the last four years, you’ll probably remember that your greatest lessons came outside the classroom. It’s a good reminder that learning doesn’t stop just because you got a diploma.
  45. You’ve worked hard and it’s time now to reap the benefits! Your family and friends wish you nothing but the very best.
  46. Congratulations on finishing what you started. I hope that you continue to do so for the rest of your life.
  47. Congrats on graduating! I wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors. May success always find you.
  48. We don’t know how you managed to get your degree with all the partying, drinking, socializing, and extracurricular activities, but we’re glad you did. Congrats.
  49. Your combination of hard work, effort and passion is what enabled you to fulfill this dream. Congrats graduate – hats off to you!
  50. Your hard work over the last [ number of years ] years has inspired me to learn as much as I can too. Thank you and congratulations.
  51. We know that the last [ number of years ] years weren’t easy for you. Nothing that’s worth it ever is! Congratulations.
  52. The door to learning was open when you arrived. Now that you’ve graduated, don’t close it behind you.
  53. Congratulations on completing these [ number of years ] years that have set you up for the rest of your life. Just remember that like university, all things that are worth it take time and effort.
  54. Many dream, some try, but only a few achieve. You have achieved! Good luck and happy graduation!
  55. We could tell you that we’re proud of you, and we are, but it’s more important that you’re proud of yourself. Take a minute today to let what you’ve done set in.
  56. Congrats graduate, you have really outdone yourself! Your family and friends wish you nothing but the very best.
  57. Congratulations on your graduation. Be confident that you’re now fully prepared for what life has in store for you. All the best 🙂
  58. Getting up early for class, going to bed late after assignments, stressed by exams – but now all your effort and determination has paid off 🙂 Congratulations!
  59. Did you ever think this day would come? We didn’t think so either! Congratulations!
  60. Now that you’ve graduated here’s to reaching for the stars and beyond. You’re a brilliant [ son / daughter / friend ] with so much potential and heart. Good Luck in all your endeavors.
  61. You’re a graduate! We’re all really excited for you. You’ve accomplished something worth celebrating!
  62. Congratulations on completing this important life step. Remember to always keep climbing the staircase.
  63. If you think you learned a lot in the last four years, get ready for the next four. It doesn’t get any easier, so you need to continue becoming better.
  64. I wish you all the best for your future. Congratulations and let’s celebrate that new piece of paper!
  65. You once had a dream, but today you’re an achiever. Congratulations on this very special graduation day!
  66. Congratulations! Though you may now consider yourself learned, always remember that it’s important to remain a learner. Make learning a lifelong practice.
  67. Just because you’re a graduate doesn’t mean that you know everything – it just means that now you’re better prepared to learn what life has in store for you.
  68. Be proud of yourself. Many people never even start college, and many of those who do don’t finish. You did.
  69. Your graduation merely provides you with a piece of paper. It’s the lessons you’ve learned along the way which will forever guide your life – Congratulations
  70. Congratulations Graduate on a job well done! Here’s to your exciting new future and all the happiness that comes with it.
  71. Congrats on your graduation. You should feel ready to take on the world because you are, but remember we’ll always be here for you, so call us any time.
  72. Today is your day. Take the time to reflect on what you’ve done and relish in your accomplishment. Wishing you all the best for what life now has in store for you.
  73. This is a time for celebrating all your achievements, preparing for a future full of opportunities and embracing a world filled with infinite possibilities. All the best.
  74. Your whole life is ahead of you. Whatever you do, don’t spend it chasing after somebody else’s dream. Be brave and follow your own – Congratulations on your graduation.
  75. Congratulations on your graduation. While you should always value the education that your degree represents, make sure that it inspires you to learn more rather than represents an end to your education.
  76. Dear [ name ], you have made your family and friends very proud. I wish you the best of luck for the future, Congratulations.
  77. I’m so very proud of you on your graduation day, We always knew you’d make it this far. Best wishes!
  78. Nobody ever said that the last [ number of years ] years would be easy, and you certainly proved that they weren’t 😉 You did, however, get through them. Congratulations!
  79. Congratulations! Now you can finally start getting paid to work rather than having to pay to do it.
  80. Anything is possible – all you have to do is believe in yourself and with your graduation you’ve proven it. Wishing you all the best in what lies ahead and good luck.
  81. Congratulations! Take some time today to think about what you learned outside the classroom. You’ll probably find that much more valuable than what you learned in it.
  82. We’re all so proud of you. Now that you’ve got your degree, you’ll be buying the beer, right?
  83. Although your graduation may mark the completion of your schooling, don’t ever stop pursuing knowledge. Wishing you all the best on graduation
  84. You dreamt big, reached far and now you’re a star! Congrats on your graduation. May the next chapter of your life bring you joy, passion and inspiration.
  85. Now that you’re a graduate, it’s time to be courageous. Life is full of lessons that will challenge you all along the way. Congratulations and all the best.
  86. You entered this school with much bigger dreams and aspirations. Now that you’ve graduated it’s time to go get them. Wishing you all the best.
  87. Appreciate the congratulations coming from all directions right now, but don’t let it stop you from realizing yourself just how great of an accomplishment this is.
  88. Truly, you are deserving of this success. It’s now time to set newer and higher goals and don’t stop until you reach the top!
  89. What a great feeling to be on top of the world! It’s time to celebrate your graduation day. This is YOUR day!
  90. Congratulations! You’ve shown that you can be a successful student. Now be sure to continue to be one in every aspect of your life.
  91. Graduation is a time for celebration, a time of reflection, and a time to contemplate your great future that lies ahead. Wishing you a all the best for what lies ahead.
  92. You’ve worked so hard and successfully completed your studies. Now the real work beings with you’re new teacher – LIFE!
  93. Your graduation is a momentous occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations and here’s to the next step!
  94. Here’s hoping that your degree will unlock even more doors to the success you very well deserve. Congratulations!
  95. Congratulations! You may think that you’ve completed something, but really it has only just begun. Make sure that you treat your education as a springboard, not a finish line.
  96. Remember this day. Remember the sense of pride and accomplishment that you take from it, and use that to move toward your next big goal. Congrats.
  97. Congratulations! Now that you’ve graduated it’s now up to you to take that knowledge and do something great with it.
  98. I never doubted even for a moment that you would make it. Congratulations [ name ] for making us proud! You did it!
  99. There are few times in life when you’ll put as much work into a single accomplishment as you did for the last four years. Congratulations on finishing what you started.
  100. Cheers to the new graduate – let’s celebrate your success! I’m sending you my best wishes for a successful future.

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