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Perfect quotations for graduation cards and speeches

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Spring time brings many changes, including graduation. This week many high schools in the area will be holding graduation ceremonies. Now is the time for gifts and cards to be sent out to that special child, niece, nephew, cousin, or friend to show your support and enthusiasm about their future. Here are a few quotations that would be perfect for filling that card with words of love or for words of encouragement in a graduation speech or at a graduation party.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -- Nelson Mandela

“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

“Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.” -- Jawaharlal Nehru

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” -- Francis Bacon

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

“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” -- Brian Tracy

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” -- Judy Garland

“At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros.” -- Paul Freund

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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.” – Unknown

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

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